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Launch Manistee Network

Program Description

The Launch Manistee Network is a cradle to career education initiative designed to support students from early childhood to adulthood, and ultimately the economic prosperity of Manistee County. Through a collective impact framework, the Network seeks to establish and improve systems and pathways in our community that promote educational attainment and success.

The Manistee County Community Foundation operates the Launch Manistee Network as a community leadership initiative. A cross-sector Leadership Team made up of community stakeholders from early childhood education, K-12 education, higher education, government, philanthropy, and business and nonprofit partners guides the Network's strategic direction and sets its goals, priority areas, and metrics.

Services Provided

  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 200
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Between 25% and 50%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Central Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Michigan State University
  • West Shore Community College