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Local College Access Networks

Local College Access Networks

Local College Access Networks (LCANs) are community-based college access coordinating bodies supported by a team of community and education leaders representing K-12, higher education, nonprofit sector, government, business, and philanthropy. These intermediary organizations are committed to building a college-going culture and dramatically increasing the college-going/completion rates within their community.

LCANs are expected to coordinate and expand programs, services, and resources that lower barriers preventing students from pursuing postsecondary educational opportunities. LCANs organize community leaders around a singular vision and goal: Increase the community’s postsecondary educational attainment level to 60 percent by 2025 in order to lay the foundation for a vibrant economy, healthy community, and strong workforce equipped to compete in a 21st century global economy.

The LCANs will set goals focused on student success, establish a system of data gathering and analysis, report results, and hold partners accountable for performance.

Directory of LCANs

Bay Commitment College Access Network

Char-Em College Access Alliance

Destination Education (Holland)

Detroit College Access Network

Hazel Park Promise

Kalamazoo Area College and Career Action Network

Montcalm-Ionia College Access Network

Muskegon Opportunity

WE CAN! Newaygo County

St. Clair County KnowHow2GO