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Causes: Children & Youth, Community & Neighborhood Development, Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, 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 prepare children and youth to become healthy, well-adjusted, self-sufficient adults.

Results: 97% of CAN's students graduate from high school (compared to 70% of their economic peers) (AAPS 2019). CAN students attend 4 more days of school per student, per year (AAPS 2019). 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 2018-19 school year.

Target demographics: children, youth, and families from under-resourced neighborhoods

Direct beneficiaries per year: 350+ students and over 1,500 households that are under-resourced

Geographic areas served: Washtenaw County

Programs: After School Program, CAN Art & Design, Educational Summer Camps, Food Distributions, Read to Succeed, & YouthWorks.

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Rating: 5

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