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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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Snow much fun!



Send some warm and fuzzy thoughts to our December CAN birthdays! 🥳

  • Tasneem Berki, Bryant Program Assistant, December 3

  • Jamie Garcez, Arrowwood Intern, December 15

  • Michael Blackwell, Bryant Program Assistant, December 23

  • Jenna Isherwood, Brick Program Assistant, December 28


Upcoming Events-

  • Week of December 5 - Last week of ASP for most locations

    • Check with your supervisor for more details about your site's plan for ASP

  • December 9 - CAN Closed, EMU and U of M Classes End

  • December 12 - December 16 - Holiday Parties

    • Find site-specific invitations on the CAN Google Calendar!

    • This is also the week of U of M and EMU exams - expect most PAs to be wrapping up during this time.

  • December 22 - January 1 - CAN Closed

  • January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, CAN Closed

  • January 23 - Lincoln Consolidated Schools Closed

    • No ASP at Brick

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

  • December 6, 12 pm - Management Meeting /In-Person (with a virtual opt-in) @ Bryant Community Center

  • December 13, 12 pm - All Staff* Meeting / Virtual (Zoom)

  • December 20, 12 pm - Management Meeting / Virtual (Zoom)

  • January 3, 12 pm - Management Meeting / In-person, location TBD

  • January 10, 12 pm - All Staff* Meeting / Virtual (Zoom)

  • January 17, 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

This is a busy season in all of our lives, so it is understandable if it might be a bit more difficult than usual to focus and be present at work.

In this ZingTrain webinar, "Growing Forward With Intention," Timo Anderson invites us to take time to reflect and be more present during the work day, especially in the busy season.


It's coming time for some of our staff to say goodbye to CAN's youth and children as our fall after school programs wrap up in the next couple weeks.

Take a look at CAN's guide for Saying Goodbye to Our Children and Youth for some reminders and tips that will help make the transition more constructive for both you and our kids.


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Thanks for reading! If you have any questions or comments (or highlights, announcements, etc.), please email Anabel at

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