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Local College Access Network (LCAN) Coordinators

Local College Access Networks (LCANs) are community-based college access coordinating bodies supported by a team of community and education leaders representing K-12, higher education, nonprofit sector, government, business, and philanthropy.

These intermediary organizations are committed to building a college-going culture and dramatically increasing the college going/completion rates within their community.

LCANs are expected to coordinate and expand programs, services and resources that lower barriers preventing students from pursuing postsecondary educational opportunities. 

LCANs organize community leaders around a singular vision and goal: Increase the community’s postsecondary educational attainment level to 60% by 2025 in order to lay the foundation for a vibrant economy, healthy community, and strong workforce equipped to compete in a 21st century global economy.

The LCAN will set goals focused on student success, establish a system of data gathering and analysis, report results, and hold partners accountable for performance.

Want to find an LCAN in your area?

Click below to view a list or use the map to find one near you. 


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