Georgia College Advising Corps

Georgia College Advising Corps GCAC seeks to raise the rates of college enrollment and completion among Georgia's first-generation-college and low-income high school students.
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GCAC provides support to high school students and their parents who require assistance with navigating the college admissions process by placing well-trained, recent college graduates as full-time college advisers in selected Georgia high schools to assist overworked guidance counselors by: • ensuring that students find institutions suitable for their individual academic profiles, career goals and personal circumstances • assisting students with testing, scholarship and admission applications, financial aid, and other matriculation processes and • fostering a college-going culture in the schools through innovative and motivational interventions.

#GivingTuesdayNow is officially here! The Georgia College Advising Corps works to increase the number of first-generatio...
05/05/2020

#GivingTuesdayNow is officially here! The Georgia College Advising Corps works to increase the number of first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students who attend and complete higher education!
Please consider donating to this non-profit!

#GivingTuesday is fast approaching! Consider donating to the Georgia College Advising Corps as we continue to serve stud...
05/02/2020

#GivingTuesday is fast approaching! Consider donating to the Georgia College Advising Corps as we continue to serve students across Georgia while they purse college!

The Georgia College Advising Corps wants to give a huge thank you to Dr. Nicole Hurd and Daveed Diggs for joining us in ...
04/24/2020

The Georgia College Advising Corps wants to give a huge thank you to Dr. Nicole Hurd and Daveed Diggs for joining us in our virtual meeting! We appreciate the boost in morale as well as the emphasis on self-care. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to chat with us!

The GCAC team wants our students to know we are here for you!!
04/17/2020

The GCAC team wants our students to know we are here for you!!

Don’t forget about the Financial Aid Award Package Review Webinar happening at 3pm today! Join us to get your financial ...
04/14/2020

Don’t forget about the Financial Aid Award Package Review Webinar happening at 3pm today! Join us to get your financial aid questions answered and learn how to decode financial aid information from the colleges you’ve been accepted to! Use this link (https://zoom.us/j/330122296?pwd=cUlQVDFwZVN6NFBxQTFhSVdMZmpUdz09) to enter. If it asks you for a password, use the code 1234.

"As a first generation college student, I know that the college application process is difficult without a mentor. I adv...
04/13/2020

"As a first generation college student, I know that the college application process is difficult without a mentor. I advise because I’d like to be a source of guidance and help my students pursue their dreams."
- Maria Alvarez serves as a first-year college adviser at Meadowcreek High School

GCAC advisers have been organizing program wide webinars alongside college representatives to assist their students with...
04/06/2020

GCAC advisers have been organizing program wide webinars alongside college representatives to assist their students with college applications from home!
#remoteadvising #wereallinthistogether #virtual

GCAC advisers meet virtually each Friday for some fun team building activities! Today, we shared fun facts about ourselv...
04/03/2020

GCAC advisers meet virtually each Friday for some fun team building activities! Today, we shared fun facts about ourselves and had to guess who it was!!

IMMEDIATE JOB OPPENING IN THE ATLANTA AREA! Do you want to transform lives by leading first-generation, low-income, and ...
03/06/2020
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IMMEDIATE JOB OPPENING IN THE ATLANTA AREA! Do you want to transform lives by leading first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students to college? Apply today to be a GCAC college adviser!
https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/144460

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities...

"Everyone should be able to go to college. I serve to make sure that students are comfortable and happy with the college...
02/28/2020

"Everyone should be able to go to college. I serve to make sure that students are comfortable and happy with the college of their choosing." - Candace Spates, first year college adviser with GCAC

Always dreamed of transforming lives by leading low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students to college? ...
02/10/2020

Always dreamed of transforming lives by leading low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students to college? Well now is your chance! Our priority deadline of March 11th is fast approaching, so this is the time to get your application in before the second phase of our application process. We will be serving Atlanta, Athens, Conyers, McDonough, Social Circle, Norcross, and Cairo (Grady County) in 2020-2021 and would love for you to be a part of the team! Link in bio.

"I advise because I want to simplify the college process for high school students by giving them the resources, support ...
02/10/2020

"I advise because I want to simplify the college process for high school students by giving them the resources, support and knowledge they need to be successful. I believe education is one of the most powerful tools in today’s society, and I want my students to have the opportunity to unearth their full potential by attending college."
- Abby Poirier, Henry W. Grady High School

GCAC advisers are hard at work bringing in college representatives and current college students to help inform their stu...
02/06/2020

GCAC advisers are hard at work bringing in college representatives and current college students to help inform their students. Our advisers are taking it one step further and providing college fairs, HBCU panels, LantinX College Prep Panels, and college application workshops! @ UGA Institute of Higher Education

We are always grounded in our data to ensure success for our students across Georgia!
01/31/2020

We are always grounded in our data to ensure success for our students across Georgia!

"I advise because I am passionate about helping young people in underserved communities go to college. I firmly believe ...
01/29/2020

"I advise because I am passionate about helping young people in underserved communities go to college. I firmly believe that the opportunity for higher education should be accessible for all students regardless of race and socioeconomic status. Furthermore, it is my belief that knowledge is power."
- Amber Jones

Thank you to Dr. Harris-McKoy for facilitating the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training and Certification Workshop thr...
01/15/2020

Thank you to Dr. Harris-McKoy for facilitating the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training and Certification Workshop through the National Council for Behavioral Health!

Our stellar advisers at Benjamin E. Mays High School helped 32 students apply to @claytonstateuniv today! #gcacadvisersp...
01/13/2020

Our stellar advisers at Benjamin E. Mays High School helped 32 students apply to @claytonstateuniv today! #gcacadviserspotlight #bemays @ Benjamin Elijah Mays High School

NiEsha James is a first year adviser at Westside High School! She has been working hard to help her seniors with college...
01/10/2020

NiEsha James is a first year adviser at Westside High School! She has been working hard to help her seniors with college applications and FAFSAs. @ Westside High School

New year, new me, new job! Start 2020 off right and apply to be a college adviser with GCAC! Apply now at: https://www.u...
01/03/2020
College Adviser (AmeriCorps Service Member)

New year, new me, new job! Start 2020 off right and apply to be a college adviser with GCAC! Apply now at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/127500

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities...

Shout out to Augusta University for coming out to our high schools to inform seniors of their acceptances!!
12/18/2019

Shout out to Augusta University for coming out to our high schools to inform seniors of their acceptances!!

Our team is having such an enriching experience during our College Advising Corps Summit in Boston! College Advising Cor...
12/11/2019

Our team is having such an enriching experience during our College Advising Corps Summit in Boston!
College Advising Corps

This #GivingTuesday, we hope you consider supporting GCAC and our efforts to make college possible for more of Georgia's...
12/03/2019

This #GivingTuesday, we hope you consider supporting GCAC and our efforts to make college possible for more of Georgia's students. Donate here: https://bit.ly/2KCg1cs

This #GivingTuesday, we hope you consider supporting GCAC and our efforts to make college possible for more of Georgia's...
11/22/2019

This #GivingTuesday, we hope you consider supporting GCAC and our efforts to make college possible for more of Georgia's students. Donate here: https://bit.ly/2KCg1cs

Ashley Westbrook serves as a second year college adviser at Salem High School. During her Apply to College Week Ashley h...
11/22/2019

Ashley Westbrook serves as a second year college adviser at Salem High School. During her Apply to College Week Ashley hosted Salem's first APPLY EAT REPEAT application workshop! Partnering with the several institutions, her students were able to apply and receive admission decisions on the spot!

Aja Murray, a 1st year college adviser, is a State Finalist in the Miss Georgia USA pageant.She believes the pageant is ...
11/18/2019

Aja Murray, a 1st year college adviser, is a State Finalist in the Miss Georgia USA pageant.

She believes the pageant is bigger than her. Becoming the next Miss Georgia USA would give her the opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of Georgia's youth who often go unheard. Whether or not she takes home the crown, Aja will continue to advocate for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students pursuing higher education.

If she becomes Miss Georgia USA 2020, she will represent the state and compete for the national title of MISS USA 2020!

We look forward to seeing you TONIGHT if you are interested in serving with the Georgia College Advising Corps! Applicat...
11/18/2019

We look forward to seeing you TONIGHT if you are interested in serving with the Georgia College Advising Corps! Applications are open now!

Join us virtually this coming Monday at 7pm to learn more about what it takes to be a college adviser! Current advisers ...
11/15/2019

Join us virtually this coming Monday at 7pm to learn more about what it takes to be a college adviser! Current advisers will be present to answer any questions you may have. Ready to apply? Link in bio!

11/11/2019
Don't forget to join us TODAY for our GCAC info session! We recruit recent graduates who will serve in local high school...
11/11/2019

Don't forget to join us TODAY for our GCAC info session! We recruit recent graduates who will serve in local high schools throughout the state to increase the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students who complete higher education. Let's chat over some pizza. Can't make this session? Be on the lookout for details on our upcoming webinar!

"Being a high school student that was destined to be a first-generation college student, I feel that I was uninformed of...
11/08/2019

"Being a high school student that was destined to be a first-generation college student, I feel that I was uninformed of a lot of the opportunities and career paths colleges had to offer. It seemed to me that the only option was the seamless path that included a 4 year degree and a job that followed. This has really put in perspective the mindset that some of these students may be unaware that they are submerged in. As a result of my experience with this, I try to make sure that my students are aware of as many opportunities as possible regarding their future aspirations. I believe that everyone should know that they have the ability to carve their own path using the tools that are most efficient and useful for them."
Chynna Moore serves as a first-generation college adviser at Maynard Jackson High School where she is able to ensure her students have someone in their corner!
#cacfirstgen #celebratefirstgen @advisingcorps

"For me, first generation means so many things. As a first gen student it was my ability to believe that I was capable o...
11/08/2019

"For me, first generation means so many things. As a first gen student it was my ability to believe that I was capable of higher ed. even if I was the first in my family to do so. As a first gen college graduate and high school college adviser it is the ability to empower my students with the tools and resources they need to achieve the same goal. For so many of us, it is an opportunity to break generational curses and achieve financial stability. I am a proud first gen!"
Kianna Harrison is a first-gen college adviser for Maynard Jackson High School. Here she is able to work with future first-gen students every day!
#celebratefirstgen #cacfirstgen @advisingcorps

"Being First-Gen means I was able to break a cycle and make a change. A quote I live by is 'change will not come if we w...
11/08/2019

"Being First-Gen means I was able to break a cycle and make a change. A quote I live by is 'change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek' - Barack Obama. If I didn't see that a change needed to be made to open more doors for myself I would've never become a first generation grad. Breaking this cycle has allowed me to become more knowledgeable and grow as a person."

NiEsha James is a first-gen college adviser at Westide High School where she now propels future first-gen students to college to break the cycle!
#celebratefirstgen #cacfirstgen @advisingcorps @ Westside High School

Don't forget to join us this Monday for an info session on what it takes to be a college adviser! There will be pizza!
11/07/2019

Don't forget to join us this Monday for an info session on what it takes to be a college adviser! There will be pizza!

Serving in local high schools throughout the state, GCAC college advisers transform lives by leading low-income, first g...
11/04/2019

Serving in local high schools throughout the state, GCAC college advisers transform lives by leading low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students to college. College seniors, are you looking for a job after graduation that makes a difference and want to learn more? Join us at our info session next Monday!

"I advise because I believe in the power of education. I want my students to have the opportunity to learn, grow, transf...
11/04/2019

"I advise because I believe in the power of education. I want my students to have the opportunity to learn, grow, transform, and be challenged the way I was in college."
-Obianuju Okeke

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30602-6772

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