The College Advising Corps (CAC) at Brown University is a full-time AmeriCorps program that seeks to increase the number of first-generation college bound, low-to- moderate income, and underrepresented high school and community college students who enter and persist in college and earn bachelor's degrees.
The CAC achieves this mission by placing recent college graduates to serve as full-time College Advisers in under-served schools across Rhode Island. College Advisers provide college application and financial aid guidance to students and their families while fostering a culture of college attendance and higher education in Rhode Island's urban communities.
The CAC currently serves students at 13 high schools in 6 school districts as well students at the Community College of Rhode Island.
Compensation includes a gross taxable living allowance of $17,000 for each program year, an education award, and health insurance. The position requires a commitment to complete one full program year (August through
June). Minimum daily hours are 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., depending on school and program training schedules.
The College Advising Corps is funded by Serve Rhode Island and the van Beuren Charitable Foundation. For more information, please visit the National College Advising Corps website, or contact Ashley Greene, Program Director.
The College Advising Corps at Brown University (CAC), housed within the Swearer Center, seeks to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education. We accomplish this by providing college application and financial aid guidance to students and their families, while fostering a culture of college attendance and higher education in Rhode Island’s urban communities.
Twelve College Advisers work full-time in urban public high schools across Rhode Island to increase college awareness, preparation, and enrollment of disadvantaged students. College Advisers are recent college graduates who are also full-time AmeriCorps members.
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