You can build

a more equitable future.


Community Action Network (CAN) envisions the closing of socio-economic gaps by providing educational and enrichment programs for children and teens, supportive services for families who are under-resourced, and challenging systems rooted in racism and inequality.

CAN At A Glance

of CAN students

Graduate from High School

Whereas in Ann Arbor Public Schools, only 70% of CAN students' economic peers graduate from high school (2019)

CAN Students Attend 4 More Days of School

Per student, per year compared to all

Ann Arbor Public School peers (2019)

of CAN elementary


Have an A/B Grade Average or Improve By Full Letter Grade


By the end of the school year (2019)

of CAN elementary


Have Maintained or Improved Academically Overall

By the end of the school year (2019)


lbs of food

From Food Gatherers, 

Distributed at

CAN Food Markets


And over 19,000 FREE meals served at CAN After School & Summer Programs


Evictions due to nonpayment of rent
since 2002


In CAN's voucher-based housing neighborhoods


"The people here are very nice, they have helped me learn more and evolve around other people that I don't know."


Goal: Create and maintain clean, safe, and supportive neighborhoods where families can thrive.

Inequity Is Growing In Washtenaw County

Our Partners

With the support of our generous partners, Community Action Network is work toward a more equitable future.

Learn more about our partners ›


PO Box 130076, Ann Arbor, MI 48113

P: (734) 994-2985  │  F: (888) 343-4454

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Staff & volunteer resources

Register for CAN programs and find Washtenaw County Resources

CAN Mission Statement

Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods

to create better futures for themselves, and improve the communities in which they live.

Community Action Network | P.O. Box 130076, Ann Arbor, MI 48113

Tax ID Number: 38-2792610