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Community Action Network

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Causes: Children & Youth, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Homeless & Housing, Housing Expense Reduction Support

Mission: Community Action Network(CAN) partners with children, youth and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves and to improve the communities in which they live. CAN’s programs are coordinated in partnership with individuals, families and communities. CAN services enable families to meet basic needs, and create better futures. For children and youth, CAN prepares them to become healthy, well-adjusted, self-sufficient adults. CAN’s After School Programs provide academic support and enrichment, personal growth and life skills, supportive adults and employment preparation. CAN's Educational Summer Camps prevent summer loss of learning and inquiry-based curricula. CAN is an advocate for its families in the AAPS and strives to strengthen the parent/school relationships. CAN students’ high school graduation rate is 97%.

Results: 97% of CAN's students graduate from high school (compared to 67% of their economic peers) (AAPS 2016). CAN students attend 8 more days of school per student, per year (AAPS 2016). 88% of elementary-aged youth at CAN's after school and educational summer camps have achieved an A/B average or improved by 1 letter grade over the 2016-17 school year.

Target demographics: CAN partners with families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to offer programs that education youth, stabilize families, and build community

Direct beneficiaries per year: 88% of CAN's children & youth completed the 2017-17 school year with an A/B grade average, or improved their GPA by 1 letter grade.

Geographic areas served: Washtenaw County

Programs: CAN programs include: A2 Expeditions, After School Program, CAN Art & Design Program, Educational Summer Camps, EmotiCAN, Food Distributions, Read to Succeed, & YouthWorks

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Hands down CAN provides the best after school programs for low-income families in town!