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Community Action Network (CAN) 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. 

CAN partners withing specific neighborhoods and communities to operate centers that provide programs and services that are focused on building community, stabilizing homes, and offering programs for children & youth.

Team members are passionate about helping families acquire the resources they need to thrive, building meaningful relationships to understand and meet the needs of CAN's families, and being a positive mentor to children & youth. They are strong collaborators and communicators, and they are willing to take initiative to provide the best possible programs and services for CAN's families -- they deserve it!

Current Open Positions:

CAN Program Assistants operate CAN's Educational Programs in collaboration with the community center director, fellow program assistants, interns, and volunteers. Program Assistants create an atmosphere in which all students and guests feel welcome and valued, are optimally and productively engaged, and have the materials, tools, space, and support to accomplish their goals.

Our programs will look different than normal as we practice the CDC Safety Guidelines in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Qualified candidates:

  • Must be work-study eligible through the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University

  • Are available to work at least two days a week (Monday-Thursday) for about four hours a day 

  • Are passionate about guiding and inspiring young people to overcome challenges and thrive

  • Encompass strong collaboration and communication skills


Educational Program Assistant

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Fall 2021
Contact Derrick Miller to learn more:
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Contact Derrick Miller to learn more:

AmeriCorps VISTAs with CAN are passionate about social justice and are seeking to develop professional, capacity-building experience for one year with a nonprofit dedicated to partnering with families to create better futures for themselves and improve the communities in which they live.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
    (as required through AmeriCorps VISTA)

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills

  • Self-directed worker willing to take initiative and risks

  • Able to work in a flexible environment

  • Able to commit to 40-hour workweek for one year

  • Looking for candidates with experience in education/curriculum development, graphic design, marketing & communications, business, nonprofit management, social work, public health, or dietetics/nutritionExperience in other specializations welcome if they are a good fit for CAN's needs 

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One Year Commitment
Ongoing Enrollment

CAN is a proud sponsor of AmeriCorps VISTA