|The Minnesota College
Access Network (MCAN), an initiative of MMEP, is a statewide network of
programs and practitioners working to achieve racial equity in higher
education by supporting college participation and graduation of Students
of Color, American Indian students, low income and first generation students.
readiness by focusing on K-12 students,
MCAN works to reveal and support the college going culture within communities
of color and American Indian communities with early family engagement. We keep
parents, students and communities aware of admission and financial aid options,
and provide application assistance.
Institutions and educators need to
know what resources, programs, and professionals support our students.
MCAN facilitates trainings and networking events, and serves as a
conduit for best practices and innovative strategies that expand student opportunities.
MCAN supports success by working with institutional partners on policies
and practices developed to increase student achievement during college and fulfilling career attainment.