Join Forces with College Access Champions in Your Community through a Local College Access Network (LCAN)

What is an LCAN?

Local College Access Networks (LCANs) are community-based college access coordinating bodies supported by a team of community and education leaders representing K-12, higher education, the nonprofit sector, local government, the business sector, and philanthropy.

These collaborative networks are committed to building a college-going culture and dramatically increasing college readiness, access, and completion rates for students within their communities.  LCAN members work together to coordinate and expand programs, services and resources that lower the barriers that prevent students from pursuing and completing postsecondary educational opportunities.

LCANs organize community leaders around a singular vision and goal: to increase the community’s postsecondary educational attainment level to 60% by 2025 in order to lay the foundation for a vibrant economy, healthy community, and strong workforce equipped to compete in a 21st century global economy. LCANs set goals focused on student success measured by agreed-upon metrics, report results, and hold partners accountable for performance.

Join or form an LCAN in your community!

Florida CAN is helping to support the work of communities throughout Florida that are developing LCANs for their regions.  Would you like to join an LCAN or help to form one for your community?  Contact us for more information.

WEBINAR: An Introduction and Overview to Developing an LCAN

The on-demand, go-at-your-own-pace webinar

  • Covers the  importance of increasing postsecondary attainment in Florida;
  • Details the roles, functions, and organizational structure of LCANs;
  • Provides tips on how communities can work together to form their own local college access networks;
  • Describes the support that Florida College Access Network can provide to communities forming LCANs, including technical assistance and funding opportunities.