Community Partners

The mission of the Blue Water College Access Network is to enhance the college-going culture in St. Clair County. As an LCAN, we partner with members of the community in a variety of sectors: K-12, higher-education, non-profit, government, business, and philanthrophy. We are stronger through our connections, and Blue Water College Access Network is possible through the work of the incredible organizations below. 

Baker College of Port Huron

Blue Water YMCA

Community Foundation of St. Clair County

Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County

S.O.N.S. (Save Our Neighborhoods and Streets)

St. Clair County Community College

State and National Partners 

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National College

Collective Impact

Collective impact is the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem. (Kania and Kramer, 2011). 

Blue Water College Access Network uses the collective impact framework as a model to increase the college-going rates of graduates in St. Clair County. 

Collective Impact Resources

Michigan College Access Network Guidebook

Collective Impact: Standard Social Innovation Review