ICAN to Open New Quad Cities Location
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – May 30, 2013 – The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN), a nonprofit organization that provides career, college and financial literacy planning assistance to Iowa students from middle school through college , is partnering with St. Ambrose University to open an office in the Quad Cities area. ICAN’s mission is to empower Iowans to achieve their educational and career goals through statewide comprehensive outreach, initiatives and partnerships with schools, groups and businesses.
“The Eastern Iowa Student Success Center is an important step in our goal of providing true statewide service to Iowa families,” said Rob Miller, executive director of ICAN. “This Student Success Center will provide “local” services across a nine-county radius encompassing 42 high schools and approximately 25,000 students. We are proud of the partnership we have created with St. Ambrose University and hope to increase the awareness of college access needs in the Quad Cities area, and across eastern Iowa, so more students are able to reach their full potential, achieve a college degree and attain a fulfilling career.”
The presence of ICAN within the Quad Cities has been made possible through the donation of space at St. Ambrose University’s North Davenport Education Center. “We are thrilled to be able to support this tremendous resource for our community on our campus,” said Julie Haack, director of financial aid at St. Ambrose University. “The college planning services they provide to our local students are a valuable asset when it comes to families who are preparing for the next steps in their child’s educational career or for the adult who has decided to continue their education. This is definitely a win/win situation!”
ICAN serves in 99 percent of the schools in Iowa and currently has more than 70 programs on high school success, college planning, financial aid and financial literacy scheduled in the Quad Cities area for the 2013-2014 academic year. All ICAN services are offered at no cost.
The Davenport office will begin offering one-on-one high school, college planning and financial aid appointments on Monday, June 3. An open house celebration will be held in September to coordinate with the beginning of the new academic year. The Davenport ICAN office is located at 1950 East 54th Street (within the St. Ambrose University North Davenport Education Center). For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 272-4692 or visit www.ICANsucceed.org/davenport.
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The Iowa College Access Network is a nonprofit, educational organization. ICAN is the College Access Network for Iowa, and a member of the National College Access Network (NCAN). ICAN has four locations in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City and West Des Moines, which provide information and support to students and their families as they plan their postsecondary education and apply for financial aid. All ICAN programs and services are provided without charge. For more information about ICAN, call (877) 272-4692 or visit www.ICANsucceed.org.