Story County College Access Network (SCCAN) is one several 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 up-skill 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.
Leadership Team 2023-2024:
Andy Fish, United Way of Story County / Story County Reads
Anneke Mundel, United Way of Story County
Andrea Palomo, YSS
Mandy Rangel, YSS
Missy Sanow, ACPC
Staci Shugar, Center for Creative Justice
Jeff Kelly, DMACC, Career Advantage
Jean Muhammad, Ames Community School District
nicci port, ISU Office of DEI
Mary Wilkins, ISU Extension & Outreach - Story County
COMMUNITY & OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE
Ethan Atwell, Ames Public Library
Latifah Faisal, Story County Board of Supervisors
Sandra King, Story County External Operations
Nikki Fischer, Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development
Jenn Wiederin, Danfoss
IOWA COLLEGE AID