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College Coaching Corps and Advise MI

New Tech High School in Ypsilanti, MI -- from College Application Week 2014 College Coaching Corps 

The College Coaching Corp program seeks to help more Michigan middle school and high school students pursue postsecondary educational opportunities particularly those students that are located in communities with low socio-economic status and low adult educational attainment rates. 

Eastern Michigan University College Coaches are full time (20 Hours a week) Graduate Assistants from programs such as HESA (Higher Education Student Affairs) and Counseling. Their charge is to support students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education. College Coaching Corps GA’s will focus their efforts on low-income, first generation students, mentoring these students through the complex and costly steps toward college enrollment or other postsecondary education options.

The College Coaching Corps’ is both funded and co managed by several entities including:

MCAN (the Michigan College Access Network), Washtenaw Futures (our Local College Access Network), EMU’s Office of Academic Service – Learning with support from the Graduate School and the partnership school district.  All coaches are trained at the state MCAN office where they are provided a year-long action framework focused on increasing post secondary understanding, access and engagement. Activities include: College Application Week, FAFSA literacy, College Readiness, and College and Career Fairs.

College Coaching Schools & Coashes 2017-2018

Rasheed Atwater - Ypsilanti Community Middle School

Brittney Bender - Milan High School

Shameka Hamilton - Lincoln High School

Aleyah Kelly -  Graduation Coach at Ypsilanti Community High School 

College Coaching Schools & Coaches 2015-16EMU College Coaching Corp logo

Milan High School – William Horton Anderson & Amber Hawkins

Ypsilanti New Tech – Evelyn Galvan

Ann Arbor Pathways – Alexandra Smith


College Coaching Schools & Coaches 2014-15

Milan High School – William Horton Anderson & Amber Hawkins

Ypsilanti New Tech – Jessica Hendricks

Advise MI

NEW!! Job Position: AdviseMI AmeriCorps Member Position Description 

MCAN in partnership with EMU and several other colleges and universities in the state launched Advise MI which seeks to assist more Michigan students pursue post secondary education. Recent graduates (undergraduate or graduate) from EMU serve as advisers in high schools with low college –going rates and low adult-educational attainment rates. Advise MI advisers work along side high school counselors to support students as they work to transition from high school to college.

Advise MI advisers work full time (40 hours a week) and focus on mentoring students (particularly from low income backgrounds) through the complex steps of college or any post secondary enrollment.

For more information about Advise MI, please click here

Advise MI Partner Schools and Advisers 2015

Belleville High School – Ellise Smith, graduate April 2015, Health Administration

John Glenn High School – Marcia Mollet, graduate April 2014

River Rouge High School – Courtney Morris, graduate, April 2015, Health Administration


The Office of Government & Community Relations, Admission and the Associate Provost support the match funding for this initiative.



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