Two Years in AmeriCorps: How Serving Others Served Me Well

AdviseMI Adviser Kendra Ollis, discusses her two years serving in AmeriCorps programs and how they prepared her for grad school and a future career.

Advising and Coaching to Help Students Succeed

Zachary Zimmerman is a second-year adviser at Center Line High School. He also coaches high school football and writes about using similar techniques in both coaching and college advising.

In the Business of College Advising

D'Angelo Allen is a college adviser at Taylor High School. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration/marketing and writes about his experience serving in the AdviseMI program.

How MCAN is Adapting in Response to COVID-19

We Are Open and Available to Serve You

A Non-Traditional Advising Experience

College adviser Leah Fast serves at two high schools and writes about her experience with Relevant Academy of Eaton County — a non-traditional high school.

Black History Month: Learning History in its 'Fullest Context'

A 2019 article in the New York Times by civics reporter Keith Meatto compiled a list of resources that reveal a harrowing fact about the state of American Education: schooling is still separate and unequal

College Cash Campaign: An Adviser's Perspective

College adviser Stephanie Sustaita writes about the importance of the Michigan College Cash Campaign and her challenges and successes with the initiative while serving in the AdviseMI program at Lakeville Memorial High School.

Reflections From a First-Year Adviser

Being a first-year adviser can be extremely tough and exhausting. This is especially true when there are large shoes to fill. The adviser who preceded me broke many barriers in an effort to increase college access in the local community.

The MCAT and My College Advising Experience

The advisers are trained to help students navigate the complex college exploration process, retake college admissions tests, apply to colleges that are a good match/fit, complete the FAFSA, secure financial aid, and matriculate to college.

Hometown Advantage: An Adviser’s Reflection

The advisers are trained to help students navigate the complex college exploration process, retake college admissions tests, apply to colleges that are a good match/fit, complete the FAFSA, secure financial aid, and matriculate to college.