Our Goal: By 2025, we will double the number of Monroe County residents with a degree or valuable credential from 30% to 60%
By 2025, the goal is to increase the post secondary achievement of Monroe County residents to 60%, by promoting a postsecondary education culture and supporting education programs aimed at improving the academic performance for all students.
Education Opens Doors
Monroe County College Access Network
The mission of the Monroe County College Access Network (MCAN) is to increase postsecondary achievement of Monroe County residents by promoting a postsecondary educational culture.
As a member of the of MCAN The Community Foundation is active in their mission to increase Michigan’s college readiness, participation and Completion rates, particularly among low-income students, first-generation college-going students and students of color. The goal is to increase Michigan’s post-secondary education attainment rate from 45.5% to 60% by the year 2030 in line with the state’s Sixty by 30 focus.
INTERNET ACCESS FOR ALL
Closing the Broadband Gap
Many students in our rural districts have limited access to necessary digital resources. A parent survey was sent out to students; parents were asked the level of internet access at each home. Of the 20,654 students in Monroe County public schools districts, 1,317 students do not have internet access in their homes.
The lack of broadband services creates additional barriers for these students (mostly in low-income families) to quality education. This inequality impacts their ability to learn and puts them behind their peers.
Airport Community Schools received $15,000 to implement the Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) program.
ROX is a 20-week comprehensive and evidence based empowerment program for 5th-12th grade girls. This program helps girls develop the important interpersonal, academic and relationship skills required for success in high school, college and beyond. This grant was made...
Child care tuition scholarships for pre-school
Child Care Network, City of Monroe, received $10,000 for its Family Support Program, which provides child care tuition scholarships for pre-school to children in need. Funds were made available from the Kellogg Youth Fund.
Record-breaking grant from Community Foundation enables Monroe Public Schools, ProMedica to expand students’ health care access
In an effort to promote quality of life through greater access to healthcare and mental health supports, Monroe Public Schools has received a $100,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Monroe to establish a school-based tele-health program in partnership with...