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Professional Development

DCAN wants to ensure that all of our partners have access to real-time professional development opportunities that provides actionable items that you can use at that given time to support your students and families.

Should you have any questions and/or need any direct support as it relates to professional development for you or your team, please schedule time with our Professional Development Manager, Daniel Valentine. Schedule!


Opportunities and Updates

Lunch and Learn

Join us for our June Lunch and Learn Celebration.

As the school year comes to a end DCAN wants to Celebrate Detroit COllege Access Professionals for their outstand ing service to Detroit Youth! Join is for Awards, Food & Fun!

This event will be held in-person and SCECH will be submitted.

DATE: June 8, 2023

TIME: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Detroit STRIVES is a professional development series for professionals who support students with college access.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

2nd Thursday of every month.


Detroit STRIVES will feature different college access topics;


Every session will have one hour of an access topic and one hour on FAFSA strategy and completion. You can partake in the portion that is most relevant to you!

Extended Support

Need a little more guidance and support with developing and implementing systems and processes at your school/organization, we are here to help you! 

Specializing in college access and success (supporting students to and through college) for schools and organizations

Schedule a meeting today!

More Resources 

Missed a Detroit STRIVES PD... PowerPoints provided below

Detroit STRIVES October PD

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Detroit STRIVES March 

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December Lunch & Learn 


Detroit STRIVES March 

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