Strategic Partnerships

College Advising Corps

We’ve supported two strategic partnerships involving College Advising Corps. The first is a partnership between CAC and the College Board centered around the development of a learning lab in which they can collaboratively test and implement, on a national level, strategies geared toward guiding high-potential, on-track, low- and moderate-income students to receive the information and support they need to apply to, enroll in, and graduate from appropriately-matched colleges. Through this partnership, CAC and the College Board have identified the critical milestones from high school to college as moments to accelerate student trajectories and are drawing on personalized data to mobilize students to matriculate and succeed at match institutions. The learning lab is also testing hypotheses related to virtual advising and direct-to-student models. The second strategic partnership we funded is a collaboration between CAC’s Class of 2020 eAdvisors program, which partners with the College Board to provide college planning support to students remotely, and Story2, an online platform for college admissions essay development. This partnership will impact 11th-graders across ten states, including New York.

Our partnership with Heckscher has allowed us to focus on executing with excellence while continuing to innovate. We believe great advising is a critical part of unlocking talent and we're grateful for the opportunity to increase our impact for students with the foundation's leadership and support.
Nicole Farmer Hurd, PhD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
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