2021 Annual Report Returning

There was one thing we knew for certain in 2021 — things would never go back to the way they were before the pandemic.

There’s no denying our world was turned upside down as a result of COVID-19, and there’s no denying the postsecondary education field faced (and continues to face) numerous challenges. Enrollment rates plummeted, the concept of “college” was redefined, and the entire landscape of our work shifted for the foreseeable future. In 2020, we braced ourselves and endured the wave of hardships — we did what it took to help students to make it through.

But in 2021, after we addressed the immediate damage, we reassessed. From expanded programs to new partnerships, we seized this year as an opportunity not to return to “normal,” but to reconvene into something new. Something stronger. Something that fixes inequities at the source with long-term, systems-wide change, rather than covering them up and moving on.

Something better.

$1,000,000 investment received from AmeriCorps via the Michigan Community Service Commission and the office of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
7,553 free continuing education hours provided to school counselors and other educators
$1,160,000 in grant support to schools, colleges, and community organizations
Letter from the Executive Director →