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, Evan Pauken and many volunteers. These volunteers comprise several 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:

Adult Learning Action Network
Advocacy Services for Kids
Barclay Alternative High School-Parchment
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Boy Scouts of America
Battle Creek/Kalamazoo United Way
Christian Life Center
City of Kalamazoo
Community Mental Health
Comstock High School
Compass Alternative High School
Department of Human Services
Douglass Community Center
Diocese of Kalamazoo
Education for Employment
Education for the Arts
Family and Children Services
Fostering Success Michigan
Galesburg-Augusta High School
Gull Lake High School
Gull Lake Gateway Academy
Hackett High School
Heritage High School
Hispanic American Council
Junior Achievement of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Central High School
Kalamazoo Center for Youth and Community
Kalamazoo Communities in Schools
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Kalamazoo Probate Court
Kalamazoo Promise
Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency
Kalamazoo Valley Community College 
Kalamazoo Youth Development Network
Kindergarten Readiness Action Network
Learning Center
Loy Norrix High School
Michigan Works!
Michigan College Access Network
Northside Association for Community Development
Parchment High School
Parent Volunteers
Portage Central High School
Portage Community High School
Portage Northern High School
Phoenix High School
Prevention Works
Schoolcraft High School
Student Volunteers
United Way
Vicksburg High School
Virtual World Play
W.E. Upjohn Institute
Western Michigan University
West Michigan School of Barbering and Beauty
Youth Advancement Academy
Youth Opportunities Unlimited

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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