As a network, MOCAN collaborates with equity-minded partners across the state, sometimes leading the collaboration, and sometimes supporting the work led by others.
Professional Development Institute
The Professional Development Institute (PDI) provides free, in-person and online professional development for high school counselors and community organizations advising students on financial aid, career pathways, and other topics of postsecondary planning.
Degrees with Less Debt
The Degrees with Less Debt research we commission provides insight into which colleges and universities are enrolling significant percentages of low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color, and supporting them to graduation with less debt. Research on what those institutions are doing informs the work of the Postsecondary Equity Network.
My Scholarship Central
MOCAN is a partner in My Scholarship Central, a free, online portal connecting Missouri students to over 100 scholarships and interest-free loan programs to help make college more affordable.
High Achieving/High Financial Need Student Pilot Project
This pilot project supports counselors advising high academic achieving students in low-income communities so students can identify, apply to, and enroll in colleges that meet their academic and financial needs.
MDHEWD Adult Learners Network
MOCAN participates in this collaborative focused on increasing degree completion among adult students.
Cape Girardeau Adult Education and Literacy Demonstration Project
MOCAN supports this demonstration project focused on helping rural adults access education and job training beyond high school.
Greene County CARES Act Partnership
MOCAN served as the backbone for a collaboration of partners addressing the immediate needs of K-12 and college students during the pandemic, including affordable internet, access to devices, mentoring, tutoring, and other supports.