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"Connect" is CAN's internal newsletter for staff, interns, volunteers, board members, and anyone else who would like to receive bi-weekly updates regarding highlights, announcements, and ongoing training/professional development updates. Welcome and join us in our virtual community-building endeavor!

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Out like a lamb..?



Happy April birthdays! 🌼🌷🌸

  • Tara Conkling, Hikone Program Assistant, April 16

  • Harrison Metzler, Director of Green Baxter Court, April 18


Upcoming Events-

  • April 18 - UM Classes

  • April 20 - AAPS Early Release

  • April 24-April 28 - UM & EMU Final Exams, ASP may be reduced depending on staffing

  • May 2 - AAPS No School, Election Day

  • May 4 - AAPS Early Release

  • May 11 - Last day of ASP at all locations

  • May 12 - CAN Closed

  • May 29 - Memorial Day, CAN Closed

Staff Meetings (*Meetings have been moved to Tuesdays at 12pm*)-

  • April 4, 12 pm - Management Meeting / In-person, (Tentatively) Arrowwood Hills Community Center

  • April 11, 12 pm - All Staff* Meeting / Virtual (Zoom)

  • April 18, 12 pm - Management Meeting / Virtual (Zoom)

  • May 2, 12 pm - Management Meeting / In-person, Green Baxter Court Community Center

  • May 16, 12 pm - Management Meeting / Virtual (Zoom)

*Due to availability/scheduling, All Staff Meetings are required for Management and AmeriCorps VISTAs and optional for Program Assistants and Interns (although we highly encourage any PAs and Interns who are available to join!)

All of our staff meetings and CAN holidays are up on the CAN Google Calendar. If you are in our Google Group listservs (,,, & you should receive an invitation to any relevant staff meetings, events, etc.

  • If you are not in one of these listservs or cannot access the CAN Google Calendar, please email so you can be added!

You can find a link to subscribe to the CAN Google Calendar at (CAN Calendar).


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Tips & Tidbits

I recently attended a virtual series of presentations and panels led by directors of before/after school and summer programs for kids across the country about strategies for infusing SEL into curriculum and ensuring that social-emotional health is at the center of your organizational culture.

The recording of that webinar is not yet available, but if this is interesting to you, I definitely recommend checking out harmony SEL's collection of on-demand webinars on topics such as "Leveraging SEL to Elevate Student Voice and Family Engagement," and "The Power of Listening with Compassion and Mindfulness."


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