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We are the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, we tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

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Our very own Anne Bentzel from the Office of External Affairs and Sylvie Mortimer from the Office of Field Liaison brought their daughters to CNCS for Take your Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  Anne’s daughter Katie and Sylvie’s daughters Zoe and Mia shared what they think about their Mom working at CNCS. 

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My mom takes her work very seriously. She likes to use her time wisely and get things done. She is also very compassionate about what she does. There are very few times where my mom gets to do what she likes, but I think she really likes her job. I think she has fun at work and almost never complains about it. She never wants to miss a day of work. I’m glad that she is able to do what she loves.

I can tell my mom really enjoys her work. Whenever she arrives home from work she loves to talk about how important it is to volunteer and often tells my sister and I inspirational real-life stories of people like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks and how they made a difference in other peoples lives. My mom has influenced me to volunteer. For instance, every year on Martin Luther King Day my mom, my sister, and I go out and volunteer. We help out at animal shelters, make meals for the homeless, write letters of appreciation to people in the military, etc. My mom taught me that helping others can make a huge difference in the world.

Apr 28, 2016

Our very own Anne Bentzel from the Office of External Affairs and Sylvie Mortimer from the Office of Field Liaison brought their daughters to CNCS for Take your Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  ...

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Would college be an option our CollegeCommunityCareer (CCC) students in the Title I schools we serve?  Perhaps, but for the most part, unless you are in the top 10% in Texas (guaranteed admission to a Texas Public University in Texas), most of our students would end up taking an hourly job after high school graduation with no aspirations of attending  college.

CollegeCommunityCareer was founded to address the dire need to increase college success among low-income students in the greater Houston area.  CollegeCommunityCareer fosters a college-going culture with low income, first generation high school students and families.  CCC prepares students for admission to and graduation from a four year university based on these four foundational principals: college success, leadership development, civic engagement and career discovery. Our vision is to have employable civically-minded, college graduates.

Our high school program—which begins in grade 10 and continues through senior year—helps low-income students navigate the complex processes of college research and selection, financing, and acceptance, and once they are enrolled, we continue to support them four more years until they get their bachelors degree.

Apr 26, 2016
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College Advising Corps advisers visit the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC. This year, 532 advisers have been placed in 531 high schools across the nation, where they are serving more than 160,000 students.

Did you know that, on average, students spend less than 20 minutes per year with their school counselor? Nationally, the student-to-counselor ratio is over 450 to 1, which means that many students aren’t getting the guidance and support they need to prepare for and apply to college. This is especially true among America’s highest need students, who often receive the least assistance navigating the complex college admissions and financial aid processes. College Advising Corps works in high schools throughout the nation to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education. To do this, we place well-trained, recent college graduates from 24 partner institutions of higher education as full-time college advisers in our nation’s high schools. In the 2015­2016 school year, 532 advisers have been placed in 531 high schools and are serving more than 160,000 students. Our advisers are close in age and background to the students they serve – this year, more than 70 percent of advisers are low-income, first-generation college and/or underrepresented themselves – which means they can connect with students in ways that others often cannot.

Apr 26, 2016

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