Community Action Network (CAN) is pleased to announce the induction of its newest board member Emmanuel Boykin, dealer and operator of LaFontaine Buick GMC of Ann Arbor. Boykin joins a team of prominent Washtenaw County leaders on Community Action Network’s Board of Directors.
Boykin’s connection with CAN began when he was approached earlier this year to help find two gently used minivans to replace the organization’s recently retired 14-passenger van. Boykin located two suitable vehicles and sold them to CAN at cost price. The minivans have enabled CAN to transport over 80 youth to educational field trips, historic landmarks, and employment development opportunities this summer.
Boykin recently led LaFontaine’s collaboration with the Washtenaw County Sheriff Department in the making and release of a video series, Beyond the Badge, which introduces the public to the men and women working at the Sheriff’s Department. Boykin developed a strong interest for Community Action Network and its mission. His extended history of service and commitment to serving the local community landed him an invitation to the CAN Board.
Having eighteen years of experience at General Motors and Saturn, Boykin brings a successful business perspective to the nonprofit. Boykin also holds a Masters of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.
Community Action Network is an Ann Arbor-based nonprofit that 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. CAN has greatly expanded since its founding in 1987, from initially serving 29 public housing families in one community, to currently operating 4 community centers, reaching about 625 households. For more information about Community Action Network, please visit its website at www.canannarbor.org