College Advising Corps - Boston University
The College Advising Corps is a non-profit organization that works to increase the rates of college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students. The College Advising Corps places well-trained, recent college graduates from our 24 partner institutions of higher education as full-time advisers in the nation’s persistently lowest-performing schools. The Advising Corps provides the support that high-need students require to navigate the complex processes of college admissions and matriculation and securing financial aid. Advisers also work to foster a college-going culture within the schools they serve, which is one of the best predictors of whether students will pursue higher education at all.
The College Advising Corps – Boston launched in
the 2013-2014 academic year with support from the Boston-based GreenLight
Fund’s Social Innovation Fund initiative. In 2015, College Advising
Corps partnered with Boston University as the institutional anchor for the
Boston program. CACBU also became an official partner of AmeriCorps in 2015. In
school year 2015-2016, CACBU is serving 24 area high schools (Boston Public
Schools & KIPP Lynn Academy) with 23 college adviser positions.