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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
#FAFSABrightSpots: Hawaii P-20 Acted Fast to Support Seniors in FAFSA Completions During COVID-19 »
By Lesli Yogi, Communications and Engagement Specialist, Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education When the COVID pandemi...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
#FAFSABrightSpots: How Iowa is Stabilizing FAFSA Completion »
By Nathan Svare, Elizabeth Yaddof, and Jamie Covell, Iowa College Aid Iowa College Aid offers an array of programs for...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
NCAN Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Y. Bess, Degrees of Change Alum »
The college access and success field is old enough that classes of students we’ve supported have graduated and are now c...
Friday, July 24, 2020
NCAN Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Covahey, CollegeBound Foundation Alum »
The college access and success field is old enough that classes of students we’ve supported have graduated and are now c...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
#FAFSABrightSpots: LOSFA Embraces the Opportunity to Provide Virtual FAFSA Completion Assistance »
By Dr. Sujuan Boutté, Executive Director, Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance The Louisiana Office of Stu...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
#FAFSABrightSpots: Indiana Creates a Virtual FAFSA Frenzy »
Jarod Wilson, director of postsecondary outreach and career transitions at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, ho...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
NCAN Alumni Spotlight: Zelalem Alabo, CollegeTracks Alum »
The college access and success field is old enough that classes of students we’ve supported have graduated and are now cre...
Friday, July 10, 2020
NCAN Alumni Spotlight: Zachary Lane, Partnership for the Future Alum »
The college access and success field is old enough that classes of students we’ve supported have graduated and are now cre...
Monday, July 6, 2020
NCAN Alumni Spotlight: Linwaun Fulton, Crosby Scholars Community Partnership Alum »
The college access and success field is now old enough that classes of students we’ve supported have graduated and are now...
Monday, July 6, 2020
How On Point for College is Keeping Its Summer Programming on Track »
Above: Students who participated in the On Point for College Summer Internship program in years past. (Photos via On Point...
Thursday, July 2, 2020
#FAFSABrightSpots: Alabama Possible Leverages Partnerships to Support FAFSA Completion »
By Manisha Mishra, Program Director, Alabama Possible Change, as we all know, is the only thing that is constant. At...
Friday, June 26, 2020
NCAN Alumni Spotlight: JWells, Ph.D., Denver Scholarship Foundation Alum »
As part of the NCAN Alumni Spotlight series, we’ll be sharing the stories of outstanding alumni who have come through our...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
#FAFSABrightSpots: MCAN Spearheads Collective FAFSA Completion Efforts in Michigan »
By Jamie Jacobs, Deputy Director, Michigan College Access Network For the past five years, Michigan College Access Net...
Thursday, June 18, 2020
#FAFSABrightSpots: EducationQuest Foundation Virtually Supports FAFSA Completion »
By Tricia Dunn, Director of Media Relations, EducationQuest Foundation For over 34 years, EducationQuest Foundation...
Monday, June 8, 2020
Best Practices to Engage Students Virtually from DC-CAP Leaders »
By Lindsey Barclay, Member Services Manager, and Jamese Carrell, Member Services Associate When the coronavirus outbre...
Monday, June 1, 2020
NCAN Members Respond to Protests for Racial Equity and Justice »
The protests taking place across the country are on all of our minds right now. The core of NCAN’s mission, and those of o...
Monday, April 27, 2020
What Do NCAN Members and Students Need During COVID-19? »
By Lindsey Barclay, Member Services Manager, and Elizabeth Morgan, Director of External Relations Earlier this month,...
Monday, April 27, 2020
Managing Students and Staff in Uncertain Times: Leadership Lessons From Academic Success Program »
By Sara Urquidez, Executive Director, Academic Success Program Like most NCAN members, the first two weeks of March fo...
Monday, April 20, 2020
#Here4Students Highlights: Coffee Chats, Resource Guides, and (Lots of) Individual Phone Calls »
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve received and read so many uplifting stories about how our members are #Here4Student...
Monday, April 13, 2020
#Here4Students: NCAN Members Are the Helpers »
“When I was a boy and would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will...
Monday, April 6, 2020
NCAN Members Share on Social Media How They're #Here4Students »
NCAN members across the country continue to go the extra mile by offering guidance and resources to students as they navig...
Monday, March 30, 2020
NCAN Members Are #Here4Students (and Their Staff) in Response to COVID-19 »
The last few weeks have been uncomfortable. Disruptive. Scary, even. As the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic, fin...
Monday, March 23, 2020
NCAN Members Quickly Launch Fundraisers for Emergency Aid in Response to COVID-19 »
As colleges began closing dorms and asking students to return home whenever possible in response to the coronavirus pandem...
Monday, January 27, 2020
CollegePoint Partners Win 2019 Khanfidence Builder Award »
CollegePoint partners College Advising Corps, College Possible, Matriculate, and ScholarMatch are the joint recipients of...
Monday, December 16, 2019
NCAN Members in the News, 2019 Edition »
By Elizabeth Morgan, Director of External Relations, and Kelly Mae Ross, Communications Manager As a way of reflecting...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
CollegeBound Elects an Alum, Alicia Wilson, to Serve as Board Chair For the First Time »
NCAN member CollegeBound Foundation is a college access and success organization that helps Baltimore City public school...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Member-Served Students Attend Michelle Obama's Book Tour »
Last fall, former first lady Michelle Obama launched a book tour for her memoir, “Becoming.” In the book, Mrs. Obama discu...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
See Some of the Top News Coverage of NCAN Members in 2018 »
NCAN members are frequently featured in the news, so we’ve collected some of our favorite news articles and op-eds from th...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Don't Forget Your Self-Care This Holiday Season »
I know! You’re a committed nonprofit professional. You’re crazy busy. Many people are relying on you. The holidays are he...
Monday, November 19, 2018
Q&A With Steve Colón, New CEO of Bottom Line: 'I see myself in the students we serve.' »
In September, Steve Colón  became the new CEO  of NCAN member  Bottom Line . Mr. Colón has dedicated his...
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Dynamic Duo Helps Detroit Students Get Degrees »
About eight years ago, Get Schooled was founded with a mission "to meet young people where they are and arm them with th...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
KC Scholars: A Model Program Developed from Best Practices »
The students involved in the KC Scholars (KCS) program are not the only ones breaking records and reaching milestones: The...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
College Now Greater Cleveland to Share Postsecondary Advising Wisdom at Spring Training »
When College Now Greater Cleveland was founded in 1967 by lawyer Robert Coplan and an anonymous client, it was the first...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Career Success Spotlight: AchieveMpls »
NCAN member  AchieveMpls  is the strategic nonprofit partner of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), whose mission...