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College Advising Corps - Chicago

  • College Advising Corps - Chicago
  • 422 W. Melrose St. #1104
  • Chicago, IL 60657

Program Description

The College Advising Corps- Chicago (CACC) seeks to increase post-secondary attainment for low-income, underrepresented first-generation students. By providing individually tailored, 1-on-1 and group advising, our near-peer advising model fosters a college-going culture in collaboration with our partner high schools, staff, and communities.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 20%
  • White: 20%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 20%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 20%
  • African American: 20%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 3500
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (100)

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%