About Us

C2 Pipeline is a program sponsored by Wayne State University, College of Nursing, and many university and non-university partners.  C2 Pipeline is a college and career ready afterschool program that incorporates S.T.E.M. in a project based, hands on learning environment with a focus on health careers, which enhances and links a student’s secondary educational experience.


The program is designed to work with schools that serve a high concentration of low-income students. Invitations are given to schools which are considered low preforming (based on criteria set by the Michigan Department of Education).   C2 Pipeline’s focuses on; increasing graduation rates, improving academics, and helping to ensure students are college/career ready. C2 Pipeline’s program goals will prepare students to become college and/or career ready by:


  • Increasing academic achievement & student learning
  • Increasing student awareness through career enrichments & other non-academic learning
  • Provide family services
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment

C2 Pipeline is a 38 week program model which includes two and a half hours of after school activities, Monday – Thursday, for 32 weeks and six weeks of summer programs. The program aligns to the Michigan State Board of Education’s Goal and Reform Priorities, as well as, to the School Improvement Plans, Michigan Department of Education GLEC’s, and individual district goals. The 32 week program is held at the individual school buildings. Currently the program is offered at 16 different high schools.

C2 Pipeline’s Diagram Activities afterschool provides a full dinner to every student. The Academic Center and enrichment activities may include: Anatomy in Clay, Mentoring in Medicine, C.S.I., Health Rocks, Youth Council, All About Me, Explore It/Design It, Robotics, Tech Xcite, Career Exploration, Cedar Point Physics, Underwater Robotics, Youth Health Service Corps, plus others. Activities are supplemented by speakers, field trips and college visits.

Partners in this project include: Michigan Department of Education, College of Nursing, School of Medicine, U of D School of Dentistry, Honors College, Development, MI-AHEC and SE Michigan AHEC, College of Pharmacy & Health Science, School of Social Work, College of Engineering, Urban IPO, Detroit Community Health Connection, Academic Success Center and Henry Ford Health System.

Want to find out more info? Contact Mrs. Christenson:
Email: lisa.christenson@wayne.edu