Launching Institution and Nonprofit Partnerships: Lessons Learned from College Advising Corps


Jennifer Cox Bell, College Advising Corps

In this webinar, Jennifer Cox Bell, National Director of Programs and Partnerships, offered perspective and lessons learned on starting multi-member partnerships anchored in higher education in addition to sharing insight on how College Advising Corps selects and helps launch programs at new partner institutions. College Advising Corps is a national non-profit that partners with institutions of higher education and underserved high schools to increase college enrollment among first-generation college, underrepresented, and low-income students. Founded at the University of Virginia and incubated as a national program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, College Advising Corps’ roots are in higher education. In 2014-2015, over 450 near-peer college advisers work in collaboration with school counselors, teachers, and administrators to assist students with the post-secondary application and enrollment process including college applications, test registration, financial aid, and scholarships.