Michigan College Access Alliance

Michigan is fortunate to have a vast array of programs, organizations, and resources dedicated to helping more students earn college degrees. The state’s decentralized approach to higher education governance promotes postsecondary access, quality, innovation, and student success. However, given Michigan’s decentralized model, a need exists to better coordinate and strengthen college access initiatives among the wide range of vested organizations. Enhanced collaboration among these mission-aligned initiatives is essential to making even greater progress toward Michigan’s college attainment goals. The Michigan College Access Alliance is a formal partner roundtable consisting of statewide college access leaders, service providers, and stakeholders. The purpose of the alliance is to share updates on statewide initiatives, align programs and resources, and facilitate opportunities for deeper collaboration. 

Statewide Agenda for Education Attainment

The Michigan College Access Alliance brings together key stakeholders in K-12, higher education, business, government, and the nonprofit sector to serve as a collective voice, dedicated to increasing the number of Michigan students who earn college degrees and other credentials valued in the new economy. Understanding that the 21st century economy requires Michigan residents to be equipped with education and training beyond a high school diploma, the Alliance advocates for all valuable postsecondary credentials beyond high school, including professional/technical certificates and academic degrees.

Finally, through effective communication and the alignment of programs and resources, the Alliance creates opportunities for meaningful collaboration. The members are committed to increasing the percentage of Michigan residents with a college degree or valuable credential to 60% by the year 2030.

Alliance Members

  • AdviseMI
  • Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM)
  • Communities in Schools of Michigan
  • Consortium of Michigan Veterans Educators (CMVE)
  • Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University
  • EduGuide
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Hazel Park Promise Zone and College Access Network
  • Jobs for Michigan Graduates
  • Lansing School District
  • MAEOPP Special Concerns and Affiliations Committee
  • Michigan's Children
  • Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness 
  • Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU)
  • Michigan Association of United Ways
  • Michigan Campus Compact
  • Michigan Center for Student Success/ Michigan Community College Association
  • Michigan Coalition for Undocumented Student Success
  • Michigan College Access Programs & Personnel (TRIO)
  • Michigan Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (MICEP)
  • Michigan Department of Civil Rights
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
  • Michigan Department of Treasury
  • Michigan GEAR UP
  • Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities (MICU)
  • Michigan State University College Advising Corps
  • Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency
  • National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
  • Michigan Promise Zones
  • Office of Educational Supports (Michigan Department of Education)
  • Student Scholarship and Grants/ Michigan Department of Treasury
  • TED/TIA/WDA - Community Colleges Unit
  • The Joyce Ivy Foundation
  • The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute
  • The New Foster Care/Fostering Success Michigan
  • University of Michigan College Advising Corps
  • Workforce Intelligence Network
  • Youth Solutions Inc.

 

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