The Massachusetts College Advising Corps was a collaborative program that hired recent college graduates to work as full-time college advisers in high schools across the state. The aim of the Corps was to increase college enrollment rates and prepare students for college success in both urban and rural areas of Massachusetts, helping to ensure that higher education is an attainable goal for all, regardless of socioeconomic status. The advisers provided one-to-one college application guidance to low-income and first-generation students while working with MACC member colleges to raise awareness and strengthen the college access pipeline.
The program was run in partnership with the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, and was part of a larger national effort to mobilize young, college-educated leaders to tackle the college admissions obstacles facing millions of teenagers across the country. For more information about the National College Advising Corps, please visit www.advisingcorps.org.
Advising Corps Sites:
Boston Community Leadership Academy, Wheelock College
Dorchester Academy, University of Massachusetts Boston
Drury High School, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
East Boston High School, Bunker Hill Community College
Framingham High School, Framingham State University
Greater New Bedford Regional VocTech, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science, Wentworth Institute of Technology
New Bedford High School, Bristol Community College
Somerville High School, Tufts University
Springfield High School of Science and Technology, American International College