Advising Corps 2012-2013
In school year 2012-2013, 335 advisers representing 18 partner institutions of higher education in 14 states will serve nearly 117,000 students in 389 high schools across the country.
The National College Advising Corps is an innovative program that works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education.
By hiring and training recent graduates of partner college and universities as full-time college advisers and placing them in underserved high schools, the Advising Corps serves communities across the country to provide the advising and encouragement that many students need in order to navigate the complex web of college admissions, secure financial aid and raise the college-going rates within those schools.
To date, the Advising Corps has served nearly 300,000 students since its inception in 2006. In school year 2012-2013, 334 advisers representing 18 institutions of higher education in 14 states will reach nearly 117,000 students in 389 high schools.
Serving Our Nation's Youth
The National College Advising Corps is a recent recipient of a Social Innovation Fund award as part of the Pathways Fund from New Profit, Inc. Recently released by New Profit is this video, "From W-2 to Diploma: A Shared Vision for Closing the Opportunity Gap for Low-income Youth" highlighting the work of all six organizations in the Pathways Fund.
THE NATIONAL COLLEGE ADVISING CORPS ON NBC
The Advising Corps was a featured program on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, in the "Making a Difference" segment. Our Founder and Executive Director Dr. Nicole Hurd stressed the urgent need for college advising in our high schools and communities, and our adviser at West Charlotte High School in Charlotte, NC, Portia Newman, spoke about what she loves most about her job.