LANSING, Mich. — In celebration of its 10th year, Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) awarded a $10,000 grant to Michigan Department of Corrections in support of college access and postsecondary attainment. This grant is one of 10 grants MCAN is awarding in a 10-day period in connection with its 10th year as part of its “10-10-10 Birthday Tour.” MCAN has helped Michigan’s postsecondary attainment rate increase for the 10th consecutive year, from 35.6% to 45.5%.
Today, leaders of Michigan Department of Corrections were surprised by an orchestrated visit from members of the MCAN team to present the “larger-than-life” $10,000 ceremonial check.
The Michigan Department of Corrections seeks to create a safer Michigan by holding offenders accountable while promoting their success.
“It’s not always popular to work on behalf of those that have committed crimes, but the Michigan Department of Corrections understands that in order to reduce recidivism, they have to invest in the education of offenders. MDOC is engaged in increasing attainment for incarcerated and re-entering learners – an important effort to decrease poverty and crime long-term. I hope Michigan becomes the example for other states in how to do this right.”
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