College Advising Corps

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 students who persist in college and earn bachelor's degrees. To achieve this mission, recent college graduates serve as full-time College Advisers in 15 under-served high schools and 6 school districts 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. 

12 College Advisers work full-time in urban public high schools across Rhode Island to increase college awareness, preparation and enrollment of disadvantaged students. The College Advising Corps is funded by Serve Rhode Island.


College Advisers are recent college graduates who are also full-time AmeriCorps members. 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. Compensation includes a gross taxable living allowance of $17,000 for each program year, an education award, and health insurance.

For more information, please visit the National College Advising Corps website or contact Elena Vasquez ([email protected]).


Eligible candidates for the College Advising Corps at Brown University will be:

  • A US citizen or legal permanent resident
  • At least 18 years old
  • A college graduate (a minimum of a Bachelor's)

Applications for the 2019-20 academic year are currently open and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Visit the application page for details on how to apply.


Elena Vasquez, Program Manager, Community Partnership: [email protected].