|National College Advising Corps honored for national service|
|Wednesday, June 20, 2012|
The National College Advising Corps received the 2012 National Service Impact Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service in Chicago at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. The advising corps is based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“National service is America at its best – getting things done to make our communities and country stronger,” said Wendy Spencer, the corporation’s chief executive officer. “The work being done every day by programs like the National College Advising Corps demonstrates the power of service to improve lives and transform communities.”
Advising corps members work one-on-one with students to provide the advice and encouragement needed to help their dreams come true. Some 327 advisers serve more than 117,000 students in 14 states. Students helped by the advising corps are 34 percent more likely to be accepted to a four-year institution.
“Going to college is part of the American dream, but with the growing caseloads of guidance counselors this dream is harder to make a reality, particularly for disadvantaged youth,” said Nicole Hurd, founder and executive director of the advising corps.