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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 which they live.

Honor Mike Conboy, Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 1PM

The Thurston Nature Center and Community Action Network are coming together to honor Mike Conboy’s longtime dedication to the Serendipity Reading program and Thurston Nature Center. Please bring a children’s book as a donation! Join us at Thurston Nature Center, 2300 Yorktown Dr., Ann Arbor, MI

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1pm                 mike-conboys-ceremony

CAN Golf Outing

Can-and-Golf copyGolf for a cause! Join Community Action Network for our 4th Annual golf outing on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Proceeds support CAN after-school programs. Register now.

Turkey Basket Drive 2016

CAN is holding its annual Turkey Basket Drive! Just $15 supports a Thanksgiving meal for a family in your community.  Donate today!

Are you looking for a meaningful community service project? Become a Reading Coach for beginner readers! Spend a few hours a week volunteering at CAN’s after school programs at Bryant and Mitchell Elementary Schools.  Interested?  Contact This program was started with funding from the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation’s Youth Council.


CAN was in the News!

Community Action Network was recently featured in the Ann Arbor News – not once, but twice!

Click here to read the mlive story about the Grand Opening Event of the newly built Green Baxter Court Building.

Click here to watch the photo gallery with pictures of CAN’s backpack give-away!

WANTED: After-school Tutors!

Our After School Program begins in September. You can be a mentor, a leader, and a friend to a student! Please contact to get started.

That’s a LOT of Meals!

Did you know CAN’s Food for Thought program serves 15,000 meals a year? But not without your assistance! Can you make a healthy dinner and/or provide nutritious individual snacks (yogurt, fruit, veggies) for kids in our after school programs? Contact for details.


CAN provides programs and services to families living in low income Ann Arbor neighborhoods.  We help create brighter futures by offering educational support to children and youth, housing stabilization services for adults and families, and positive community building activities for neighborhoods.


CAN works with individuals and households living in the Hikone and Green Baxter Court public housing units managed by the Ann Arbor Housing Commission and an additional 265 households in the Bryant Neighborhood.

Call the Washtenaw 211 resource hotline if you live in another neighborhood and need assistance.