The College Access Endowment Fund was created as a part of the Michigan College Access Challenge Grant. The Community Foundation’s college access efforts began ramping up back in 2007 when a group of partners and donors came together to create KnowHow2Go, our local college access network (LCAN).
Today, KnowHow2Go (renamed Blue Water College Access Network) operates through the St. Clair County RESA and has progressed to becoming one of the most developed LCAN’s in the state of Michigan. The network includes all county public K-12 school districts, St. Clair County Community College, Baker College-Port Huron, the Community Foundation, RESA, Oakland University and other community agencies including the YMCA and SONS. Learn more about Blue Water College Access Network.
Together we are committed to building a college-going culture and dramatically increasing college readiness, participation and completion rates within our community. Collectively, we have helped over 30,000 local students find their path to post-secondary education, and increased the number of students attending college after high school.