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ERIC Number: ED558733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
The Influence of the College Match Program on Near-Peer Advisers. College Match Issue Focus
Educators, researchers, and policymakers across the political spectrum agree that the nation must send more of its young people to college and find ways to help them graduate--especially young people from low-income families. To that end, in 2010, MDRC and a group of partners developed College Match, an innovative school-based college advising program that was pilot-tested in select Chicago and New York City public schools. The MDRC-operated program placed "near-peer" advisers--trained advisers who are recent college graduates--in low-income high schools where they provided college advising to a group of moderate- and high-achieving students, guiding them toward selective colleges where retention and graduation rates are high and they had better odds of success. Here a group of advisers reflect on the influence of the program on their career trajectories. [Advisers contributing to this document include: Ebelio Mondragon, Jessica Salazar, Michele L. (Taylor) Howard, and Kelli Hammond Antonides.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MDRC
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois; New York; North Carolina