Increasing the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education.
Virginia College Advising Corps addresses structural inequities in the education system that have systematically advantaged some populations over others. We have a responsibility to our students, our communities, and our Commonwealth to understand how these historical injustices continue to impact current day opportunities and outcomes. We are fierce advocates for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students, and believe that access to higher education is paramount to racial and economic equity. We are working towards a day when race, socioeconomic status or zip code are no longer factors in educational outcomes.
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UVA Selects 41 Advisers to Help High School Students Navigate College Admissions
Those who have recently finished their own college experiences are among the best at guiding the next generation toward higher education.
Ex-UVa, Fort Chiswell football player Daniel Hamm finds next mission near his roots
As a walk-on college football player who scored touchdowns in five different seasons and earned two academic degrees, former Virginia running back Daniel Hamm was almost certain to land on his feet post-graduation.
"I applied to the Virginia College Advising Corps because I had a wonderful experience with my high school counselor and I want to provide the same level of support to youth populations. I also believe that college should be accessible to all regardless of where you come from, how much money your family has, and what the college going culture in your hometown might be."