Descriptions of hundreds of organizations that serve disadvantaged, minority, and first-generation students in the college-preparation process are organized into a new, free directory hosted online by the National Assocation for College Admission Counseling.
The Arlington, Va.-based organization of counseling professionals launched the resource this week to help admissions officers reach out to underserved students as they work to diversity their campuses. It could also be useful to high school counselors looking to connect students with local programs. The NACAC Directory of College Access & Success Programs is available to members and the public at large.
The directory includes national membership organizations, community-based providers, grassroots programs sponsored by education groups, and government-funded grant programs.
Users can search the database for organizations by city, type of service, or grades served. For each organization, NACAC provides contact information, program descriptions, mission statements, and objectives.
A version of this news article first appeared in the College Bound blog.