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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 within 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:

Part-Time, Seasonal - Initially ~3 months

CAN Outreach Specialist on Neighborhood Sustainability

CAN is partnering with the City of Ann Arbor's Office of Sustainability and Innovations (OSI) on a one-year pilot program to co-design a path to sustainably enhance the quality of life in the Bryant neighborhood. 


We will help create a home assessment to identify issues related to comfort, health, and safety that can be addressed, improved, and add economic, social, and cultural value to your home and neighborhood. Replacing windows to better maintain internal home temperature or adding more greenspaces are examples of tangible improvements that could be made to help enhance sustainability and comfort. CAN and OSI will work closely with Bryant residents to ensure the improvements are wanted, needed, and are aligned with the City’s plan to achieve carbon neutrality in Ann Arbor by 2030.


CAN’s outreach specialist will help engage, educate, and coordinate activities and services in relation to the project co-design. These outreach activities and services will vary but will include things like conducting surveys, coordinating neighborhood social events, and implementing initiatives co-created by CAN, OSI, and Bryant residents.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A passion for the mission & values of CAN

  • Experience or interest in working with a nonprofit that partners with under-resourced families

  • Demonstrated skills in written communication & attention to detail

  • Ability to establish rapport with members of a diverse community

  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently

  • Creative problem-solving abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Google Docs/Google Drive Suite

  • Willingness to adapt as we work together to figure out the best outreach strategies

How to apply: Email Derrick Miller at with your resume and cover letter. Please include what draws you to this position, what special skills do you possess that would help you in this job, and what is one thing about you that we can’t learn from your resume.
10-20 hours/week, $16/hour
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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.

Qualified candidates:​

  • 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

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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