AzCAN Mission and Goals
In 2008 the Arizona Governor’s Office was awarded a College Access Challenge Grant, which established the Arizona College Access Coalition, staffed and coordinated by the Arizona College Scholarship Foundation. The purpose of the Coalition was to provide greater coordination and collaboration among the state’s college access programs, in order to maximize services to low-income students.
In 2010 the Coalition moved to the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education and became the Arizona College Access Network. The network continues its original purpose, as well as building the capacity and improving the quality of service and information provided to students through Arizona’s college access programs. As of 2014, AzCAN moved back to its original home and is now part of College Success Arizona.
Quality and Service: Strengthen, support, and grow Arizona’s network of college access programs and professionals in order to provide quality services to all individuals, with a special emphasis on low-income and first-generation families as they prepare for, transition to, and complete postsecondary education.
Leadership and Awareness: Elevate the voices of member organizations, professionals, and their students in order to increase visibility and demonstrate the importance of Arizona’s college access and success issues.
Sustainability: Create and maintain a sustainable organizational model for AzCAN that will support achievement of its goals and objectives and ensure lasting impact.