Who We Are

CACAN Mission

To dramatically increase college awareness and access among students in Kalamazoo County, with an emphasis on low-income and first generation college students.


Our staff consists of one coordinator, Brenda Pickett and many volunteers. These volunteers work on 4 small committees along with one large advisory council. The committees have representatives from all of the Kalamazoo County high schools and the following community agencies:

Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU)
Greater Kalamazoo United Way
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
City of Kalamazoo
W.E. Upjohn Institute
Kalamazoo Communities in Schools
Kalamazoo Promise
Kalamazoo Youth Development Network
Hispanic American Council
Lam and Associates
State Farm Insurance
Michigan Works!

These committee members give constant input regarding services that are available and needed within the county to help students access financial resources and get to the college of their choosing.

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