MCAN awards $10,000 grant to Detroit Drives Degrees @MICollegeAccess #motownmom #mompreneurship

Yesterday, Michigan College Access Network turned 10! In celebration, it awarded a $10,000 grant to Detroit Drives Degrees in support of college access and postsecondary attainment. This grant is one of 10 grants MCAN is awarding in a 10-day period in connection with its 10th year as part of its “10-10-10 Birthday Tour.”  Since its inception, MCAN has helped Michigan’s postsecondary attainment rate increase for the 10th consecutive year, from 35.6% to 45.5%.

For more information about the 10-10-10 Birthday Tour and the Detroit Drives Degrees grant, please see the press release below and attached. I’ve also provided images of Detroit Drives Degrees receiving a surprise check today. If you’re interested in collaborating on a story or speaking with an MCAN representative, please reply to this email and I will connect you.

PRESS RELEASE

August 24, 2020

Media Contact:

Christopher Tremblay, christopher@micollegeaccess.org, (517) 816-7774

Michigan College Access Network awards $10,000 grant to Detroit Drives Degrees

This unrestricted grant honors MCAN’s 10th year as a statewide non-profit organization focused on increasing college access and postsecondary attainment

LANSING, Mich. — In celebration of its 10th year, Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) awarded a $10,000 grant to Detroit Drives Degrees in support of college access and postsecondary attainment. This grant is one of 10 grants MCAN is awarding in a 10-day period in connection with its 10th year as part of its “10-10-10 Birthday Tour.”  MCAN has helped Michigan’s postsecondary attainment rate increase for the 10th consecutive year, from 35.6% to 45.5%.

Today, leaders of Detroit Drives Degrees were surprised by an orchestrated visit from members of the MCAN team to present the “larger-than-life” $10,000 ceremonial check.

Detroit Drives Degrees is a collective impact initiative to improve the talent pipeline in the Detroit region with three areas of focus:  a) advancing ACCESS to postsecondary opportunities, b) boosting student SUCCESS, and c) retaining local TALENT and attracting new talent.

“Detroit Drives Degrees is an innovative cross-sector partnership that has gained a national reputation for their work in Southeast Michigan,” said Ryan Fewins-Bliss, Executive Director of MCAN. “Communities must tackle the postsecondary attainment challenge by banding together. I continue to be impressed by Detroit Drives Degrees and am so pleased they are one of our honorees.”

ABOUT THE MICHIGAN COLLEGE ACCESS NETWORK (MCAN)

As the leader in the state’s college access movement, MCAN works to improve the futures of Michigan’s students and communities by making college accessible to all. MCAN’s work centers on one main goal: To increase Michigan’s postsecondary educational attainment rate to 60% by 2030. MCAN engages partners statewide who are committed to systems-level change and the reduction of barriers to increase college readiness, participation and completion rates, particularly among low-income students, first-generation college-going students, and students of color. For more information, visit micollegeaccess.org.

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About @SylviaHubbard1

AUTHOR, MOTHER, SPEAKER, JOURNALIST, CONSULTANT & MORE! Divorced Mother of three, Detroiter, Sylvia Hubbard, is not only an award winning best selling author of over 28 books, but also founder of one of Michigan's largest interactive literary community, The Motown Writers Network/The Michigan Literary Network.

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