Story County College Access Network (SCCAN) is one of 13 networks across Iowa funded through Iowa College Aid. SCCAN brings together representatives from education, business, non-profit, government and philanthropy sectors to increase awareness and coordination among existing resources, identify gaps, and develop solutions that will better prepare individuals for post-secondary educational opportunities and careers. Of special interest will be the ability to better identify supports and pathways available to low income students, students of color, and first generation college-going students in order to make sure they are not being left out of existing or future opportunities. Expanding efforts to skill up adults who don’t currently have a post-secondary education in order to further their careers and increase their earning potential is also of interest.
Story County College Access Network (SCCAN) will provide awareness and coordination among existing resources, identify gaps, and develop solutions that will better prepare individuals for post-secondary educational opportunities and ultimately, careers.
Iowa College Aid LCAN Vision:
Increase college attainment rate in order to lay the foundation for a vibrant economy, healthy community and strong workforce equipped to compete in a 21st century global economy.
SCCAN Funding purpose:
To bring together stakeholders to align common priorities and identify gaps in services, utilizing the Collective Impact model.
Latifah Faisal, Story County Board of Supervisors
Sandra King, Story County External Operations and County Services
Nikki Fischer, Ames Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development
Staci Shugar, Center for Creative Justice
Malai Amfahr, UWSC/Story County Reads
Jerri Baumeister, United Way of Story County
Anneke Mundel, United Way of Story County
Liz Zuercher, Story County Community Foundation
Mandy Rangel, YSS
Anthony Jones, Ames Community School District
Jeff Kelly, DMACC, Career Advantage
Melissa Carlson, Ames Community School District
IOWA COLLEGE AID