Open house today for new Student Success Center

2013-09-24T04:30:00Z 2013-09-24T04:58:25Z Open house today for new Student Success CenterTara Becker tbecker@qctimes.com The Quad-City Times

Need some help filling out your financial aid form for college?

How about some help in planning for your academic career in high school?

The Iowa College Access Network has got you covered.

ICAN has partnered with St. Ambrose University to open a new Student Success Center in the university's North Davenport Education Center, 1950 E. 54th St.

ICAN, a nonprofit educational organization established in 1998, provides free college and career readiness programs and financial literacy and planning to Iowa students from middle school through college.

ICAN has locations in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Orange City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo.

An open house and ribbon cutting for the Davenport center will be 5-7 p.m. today.

Brittania Morey, director of communications for ICAN, said the opening of the new center in Davenport goes along with the organization's desire to “really be a comprehensive, statewide service.”

The center, which opened in August, is available to middle school students through adults and offers such services as ACT/SAT test preparation, college planning resources and financial aid help.

The center was made possible by a donation of space by St. Ambrose, and it will serve a nine-county region encompassing 42 high schools and 25,000 high school students.

Morey said ICAN has worked with various organizations and Iowa Quad-City schools in the past and said counselors and others have expressed an interest in seeing a local office for students.

"This is just kind of the culmination of different groups wanting to have something better," she said.

Morey said the majority of clients at ICAN's other centers are high school students but there are services for everyone, including adults looking to go back to school.

The center is open from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday by appointment only, and Wednesday through Friday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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