College Access Now (CAN) is a non-profit, community organization that supports students at Seattle, Highline, Renton, and Federal Way public high schools and in various colleges across the country. Our mission is to empower students from low-income families to access, enroll, and graduate from college at rates equal to their more advantaged peers.
At Franklin, our AmeriCorps team serves over 200 students in grades 11 and 12 through intensive coaching and after-school sessions. Most students in our program will be the first in their families to attend college. While this is very exciting for many students, the process of preparing for and applying to college can also be challenging. CAN breaks down the process into manageable steps to ensure that all students have the benefit of a knowledgeable and supportive coach as they navigate tests, essays, transcripts, resumes, applications, decisions, expenses, and other hurdles on their path to college graduation.
Joining CAN is cost-free! We primarily serve students who have and maintain a GPA above 2.0 and who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch. BUT, our CAN AmeriCorps coaches are happy to help all students in any way they can to ensure student success.