Online Communities

Where Do the Experts Turn for Help?

To each other! NCAN members are college access experts in their communities. But they also value to opportunity to learn from their peers across the country. That's why NCAN is cultivating Learning Communities; to foster continual peer to peer learning throughout the year.

The Learning Communities provide a variety of ways to connect with colleagues by role (such as advisor, program/executive director) both in person and virtually. This happens at venues such as the NCAN national conference or at Spring Trainings; and on-line via webinars, our website and blog, and through NCAN's Web 2.0 Virtual Learning Community platform..

NCAN currently manages three member-only Virtual Learning Communities. NCAN members are welcome to join any community of interest to them.

Advisor Learning Community

The Advisor Virtual Learning Community is for practitioners working directly with students. To receive an invitation, email Amina Anderson Pringle.

Member facilitators for this community are:
Anna Green, Project Grad Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Kendra Williams, Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, Baton Rouge, LA
Paris Woods, Cohen College Prep High, New Orleans, LA

Executive/Program Directors Learning Community

The Executive/Program Directors Virtual Learning Community is a place where Executive and Program Directors from NCAN's member organizations can share and learn from one another. To receive an invitation, email Sara Melnick.

Member facilitators for this community are:
Darlene Marlin, National Urban League, New York, NY
Leigh Ridge, CollegeForward, Austin, TX
Anna Taylor, Take Stock in Children, Miami, FL

Network Learning Community

The Network Virtual Learning Community is for all staff working at a state, regional, or local network. To receive an invitation, email Carrie Warick.

Member facilitators for this community are:
Kate Leveille, Maine College Access Network
Arianna Morales, East Bay CAN, Oakland, CA
Meghan Nyeste, St. Clair County CAN, Marysville, MI

VLC Member Login

Once you've been added to one of the three member-only Virtual Learning Communities, log in here to network and participate in current discussions.


Thank you from NCAN

NCAN would like to thank the Kresge Foundation and EduGuide for their support of the Learning Communities