College Advising Corps (CAC)
The goal of College Advising Corps (CAC) is to increase low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students entering and completing a postsecondary degree. Employing recent college graduates, CAC encourages students to pursue postsecondary education and assists students as they navigate the college admissions process.
CAC (formerly National College Advising Corps) was established in 2004 by Nicole Hurd, a professor at the University of Virginia. After having great success in rural Virginia high schools, the program expanded and now reaches across the country, and during the 2018-2019, advisers will serve 670 high schools in 15 states.
AmeriCorps funds local and national organizations committed to addressing critical community needs through service in the fields of education, public safety, health, and the environment.