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After School Program Assistant

University of Michigan work-study students can work part-time to operate an After School Program at one of CAN's multiple locations in Washtenaw County.

Collaborate with CAN team members to greet students when they arrive, prep meals, plan and supervise daily rotations that help students (K-12, varies by site) complete homework, and develop academic & social-emotional skills in a safe, caring environment.

Bryant Market Program Assistant

Bryant Market Program Assistants greet clients with cultural competence, maintain records and upload information to CAN's food database, conduct intakes, assist in the distribution of perishable and nonperishable products, manage the food pantry inventory, and work to maintain and improve the overall food program. 


AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America)

Year-Long VISTA

Summer Associate

(Educational Summer Program Facilitator)

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to fight poverty.

CAN AmeriCorps VISTAs work for one year to bolster our programs and services to better serve families who are under-resourced.

Summer Associates (Educational Summer Program Facilitators) operate CAN's free 6-week Educational Summer Camps.

Our summer staff work to build meaningful relationships and prevent summer learning loss with CAN's elementary (and middle at select locations) children & youth.


Board Member

CAN Board Members are the governing body of our nonprofit, responsible for overseeing CAN's activities. 

CAN's Board of Directors meets quarterly to discuss and vote on the affairs of our organization.



Interns come to CAN from many different universities and programs. Interns develop, implement, and evaluate CAN programs that work with children and families.



After School Program Volunteer

Volunteer at one of CAN's After School Programs to build meaningful relationships while helping with homework, reading, and additional enrichment activities.

CAN Board Member​

Become a member of the governing body of CAN, responsible for overseeing our organization's activities.

Arrowwood Hills Distribution Volunteer

Help combat food insecurity by assisting with food set up, organization, shopping, and clean up at the Arrowwood Hills Community Center

Educational Summer Camp Volunteer

Volunteer during CAN's Educational Summer Camps to build meaningful relationships while helping students prevent summer learning loss and develop valuable academic and social-emotional skills.

Bryant Market Distribution Volunteer

Help combat food insecurity by assisting with food set up, organization, shopping, and clean up at Bryant Community Center.

Read to Succeed Volunteer

Volunteer for 1-2 hours in a classroom during the school day at Brick Elementary to help students develop their literacy skills.

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Additional Websites

CAN Washtenaw

Community Action Network website

CAN Families

Register for CAN programs & services and Washtenaw County resources hub

CAN Mission Statement

Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods
to create better futures for themselves and improve the communities in why they live.

Community Action Network │ P.O. Box 130076, Ann Arbor, MI 48113

(734) 994-2985 │ (888) 343-4454 │ info@canwashtenaw.org

Tax ID Number: 38-2792610