Launch Manistee Network

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 coordinates the Launch Manistee Network as a community leadership initiative of the Foundation. 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.

To learn more about the Launch Manistee Network, call our office or email MCCF Program Officer, Hannah Rodriguez, at

Purpose, Vision and Values

Purpose Statement: The Launch Manistee Network promotes lifelong learning and empowers residents to advance themselves and Manistee County through education. 

Network Vision: Manistee County residents are ready to learn and ready to earn.

Manistee County is known for providing learners of all ages with a quality education and preparing them academically, socially and financially for lifelong success. Its diverse and robust economy is fueled by a skilled and driven local workforce.

Network Values: Education is for everyone.

The Launch Manistee Network is committed to building equitable and inclusive systems that remove barriers to education. We seek to increase access and opportunity for more people, address inequities at the community level, strengthen community collaboration, and grow our human capital.

2020 Summer of Success (SOS) Special Initiative

The Summer of Success (SOS) program is a special initiative of the Launch Manistee Network and the Manistee County Community Foundation aimed at supporting students and families during Summer 2020 as they plan and prepare for their education after high school. Preparing for college can always be challenging, but it is especially difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s where SOS comes in…

Whether you are preparing for your senior year of high school or you are on your way to completing your college degree, SOS is here for you! Through direct support from one of our Success Coaches and a series of webinars and other virtual resources, we are here to help make this a Summer of Success!

To learn more and connect with a coach, visit the Summer of Success Mini Site.