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. 

Twelve 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 and the van Beuren Charitable Foundation.

Structure

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 Ashley Greene, Program Director.

Eligibility/Timeline

Recent college graduates are welcome to apply. 

Apply

Applications for the 2016-17 academic year are currently closed. Please check back in Spring 2017 for more information on the 2017-18 application process.

Contact

Elena Vasquez, Program Manager, elena_vasquez@brown.edu 

National College Advising Corps website