The College Access Corp is being submitted to the Corporation for National and Community Service and is pending CNCS approval. This new program will focus on developing, implementing or expanding K-12 college access programs.
12 Americorps members in Oregon will train and recruit college students from partner schools to act as college access coaches to economically disadvantaged (ED) youth. ED youth is defined as youth who qualify for the free/reduced lunch program.
Program goals include:
- To recruit and train 500 college students to act as college access coaches that provide at least 15 hours of college access intervention to 4,500 ED K-12 youth.
- To have at least 70% of participating ED K-12 youth report, through a pre- and post- survey, improvement in academic engagement, academic preparedness for post-secondary education, and knowledge about how to apply to and pay for post-secondary education.
- To recruit 1,080 volunteers for National Days of Service and other community service events.
Member campuses, non-member campuses, nonprofits, and K-12 schools or districts can submit a LOI as long as they have an identified higher education partner