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MCAN receives grant from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles charitable arm FCA Foundation

Grant will assist in making college a reality for Michiganders
Posted at 4:51 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 16:51:15-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has received a $50,000 grant from the FCA Foundation that will enhance programs and activities that help Michiganders, particularly low-income students, first-generation college-going students and students of color, pursue college and postsecondary degrees and credentials. The grant, the second of its kind from the charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, will also help foster the growth of the college-going culture and process — particularly in southeastern Michigan.

“This continued investment will enhance our capacity to increase postsecondary attainment in Southeast Michigan,” said Ryan Fewins-Bliss, executive director of the Michigan College Access Network. “We appreciate that the FCA Foundation’s interests align with our central work in the region. They clearly understand the need for developing talent through education.”

“Research tells us that education, particularly a postsecondary education, can have a profound effect that can extend generations into the future,” said Christine Estereicher, global chief operating officer for the FCA Foundation. “We are pleased to support MCAN in its efforts to ensure students and their families have access to the knowledge, tools and support to make college and the completion of postsecondary degrees and credentials a reality.”

This funding and these efforts will help MCAN achieve its “Sixty by 30” goal — 60% of Michigan’s residents will have a postsecondary degree or credential by 2030.

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