AdviseMI Host Site Application 2022-2023
Opens Sep 30 2021 12:01 AM (EDT)
Deadline Dec 1 2021 11:59 PM (EST)
Description

Deadlines for 2022-2023 Applications:

  • Proposal Submission - Due November 19, 2021
  • Adviser recruitment and selection - January - May 2022 
  • Program begins - August 2022
  • Adviser training & start date August  2022
  • Grant period ends - June 2025*

    *Dependent on academic school calendar

Why college advising?

Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) mobilizes state and local leaders to increase college readiness, enrollment, and completion rates. MCAN is committed to expanding the quantity and quality of college access professionals serving in Michigan high schools.


In Michigan, the student-to-counselor ratio exceeds 700:1 leaving high schools unable to provide intensive one-to-one college advising. High school students, especially first-generation college-going students, student from low-income background, and students of color, need support navigating the complex process of college admissions and financial aid. We believe that well-trained school counselors are the best method of ensuring students access to postsecondary education. Where school counselors are overstretched, college advisers are able to serve as a capacity builder and a support in partnership with the high school counseling staff.


To meet this need, MCAN launched the AdviseMI program in fall of 2015. Now entering our 8th program year (2022-2023), AdviseMI places 56 advisers in high schools throughout the state. In 2018, the program received the Governor’s Service Award for Outstanding National Service Program. In partnership with College Advising Corps programs at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, the three advising corps programs in Michigan annually place 100+ advisers serving 125+ high schools.


AdviseMI


AdviseMI embeds well-trained, dedicated, near-peer college advisers in high schools that serve significant numbers of low-income and first generation college-going students. The goal of the program is to increase the number of high school students who enter and complete postsecondary education. The advisers are recent college graduates from partner colleges. After an intensive orientation and training, advisers are poised 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. These game-changing advisers serve as experts, mentors, champions, and guides to the students they serve in partnership with school counselor(s), where they exist. While advisers are able to support all seniors, they have a focus on first-generation college-going students, student from low-income background, and students of color. Advisers also play a transformative role in their school buildings by helping fostering a college-going culture and providing needed supplemental support to overburdened school counselors.


High school partners commit to participating in the program for a minimum of three academic years (2022-23, 2023-24 and 2024-25). At the end of three years, the school will work with MCAN to assess options, which could include entering a new three-year partnership or transitioning to a buy-out grant program.


Higher education partners 


AdviseMI advisers are recent college graduates. Priority is given to alums of the program’s partner institutions:


Adrian College
Albion College
Aquinas College
Baker College
Central Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Kalamazoo College
Lake Superior State University
Madonna University
Northern Michigan University
Oakland University
Saginaw Valley State University
Siena Heights University
University of Michigan – Dearborn
University of Michigan – Flint
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University 

Funding and administration

AdviseMI is an AmeriCorps program administered by the Michigan College Access Network. MCAN has secured investment commitment from these leading colleges and other funding partners to sustain the program over multiple years. By braiding together relatively small amounts of funding from multiple sources, the program does not cause a financial strain on any one organization. Successful applicant high schools, a local philanthropic partner, or other entity must provide a cash match for each adviser. MCAN will administer the program by employing and training the advisers and providing program oversight and management.


High school partnership expectations


MCAN is seeking response from high school leadership (administrators and school counselors) who are committed to supporting a dedicated, full-time, college adviser in their building and dramatically raising their college-going rates through a systematic team approach. Interested high schools are asked to complete this application online, commit to program expectations, and attach a minimum of three letters of support (described below). High schools can (but are not required to) partner with up to 1 other school to split the adviser’s time and the cost share. By completing the application, high schools commit to participating in the program for a minimum of three academic years (2022-23, 2023-24 and 2024-25) and providing the required cost share. The funding expectation will increase over the first three years of the program.


Annual cost share requirement

Year 1                   $9,000

Year 2                   $12,000

Year 3 & beyond   $15,000


These funds can be provided by district and non-district sources, including but not limited to: a community foundation, an intermediate school district, a United Way, a family foundation, a corporation/business, a local government, or any combination. Match funding must be secured by the high school. If you need assistance locating cost share or drafting a funding request, MCAN can provide support.


Award process


High schools will be selected through a competitive selection process. Final decisions regarding selection will be based on the information provided in your application, the school buy-in as demonstrated by the letters of support provided, and the level of need communicated in the proposal and through available data.


MCAN offers a pre-review process for proposals submitted by November 12. High schools will receive feedback and comments on their proposal prior to formal submission through this process. Pre-reviewed proposals are not guaranteed to be selected. If you would like a pre-review, please notify Jordan at jordan@micollegeaccess.org


About Michigan College Access Network


MCAN’s mission is to increase college readiness, participation, and completion in Michigan, particularly among low-income students, first-generation college going students, and students of color. In order to build and sustain a vibrant economy and strong communities based on a highly-educated population, MCAN works to ensure everyone in Michigan has the opportunity to access and succeed in postsecondary education. MCAN’s Sixty by 30 is the movement to increase the proportion of Michigan residents with college degrees and postsecondary certificates to 60% by the year 2030. At its core, MCAN believes:


College is Postsecondary Education: MCAN uses the term “college” to refer to the attainment of valuable credentials beyond high school, defined as postsecondary certificates and academic degrees.


College is a Necessity: Postsecondary education dramatically increases an individual’s economic independence in a knowledge-based economy.


College is for Everyone: We work toward changing the systems that perpetuate inequities in postsecondary attainment. 

College is a Public Good: Postsecondary attainment is critical to a just and equitable society, strong economy, thriving democracy, and healthy communities.


MCAN seeks proposals that align to its mission and values as articulated above.


For more information, contact Jenny McArdle, Director of Service Strategy, at jenny@micollegeaccess.org.  

AdviseMI Host Site Application 2022-2023


Deadlines for 2022-2023 Applications:

  • Proposal Submission - Due November 19, 2021
  • Adviser recruitment and selection - January - May 2022 
  • Program begins - August 2022
  • Adviser training & start date August  2022
  • Grant period ends - June 2025*

    *Dependent on academic school calendar

Why college advising?

Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) mobilizes state and local leaders to increase college readiness, enrollment, and completion rates. MCAN is committed to expanding the quantity and quality of college access professionals serving in Michigan high schools.


In Michigan, the student-to-counselor ratio exceeds 700:1 leaving high schools unable to provide intensive one-to-one college advising. High school students, especially first-generation college-going students, student from low-income background, and students of color, need support navigating the complex process of college admissions and financial aid. We believe that well-trained school counselors are the best method of ensuring students access to postsecondary education. Where school counselors are overstretched, college advisers are able to serve as a capacity builder and a support in partnership with the high school counseling staff.


To meet this need, MCAN launched the AdviseMI program in fall of 2015. Now entering our 8th program year (2022-2023), AdviseMI places 56 advisers in high schools throughout the state. In 2018, the program received the Governor’s Service Award for Outstanding National Service Program. In partnership with College Advising Corps programs at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, the three advising corps programs in Michigan annually place 100+ advisers serving 125+ high schools.


AdviseMI


AdviseMI embeds well-trained, dedicated, near-peer college advisers in high schools that serve significant numbers of low-income and first generation college-going students. The goal of the program is to increase the number of high school students who enter and complete postsecondary education. The advisers are recent college graduates from partner colleges. After an intensive orientation and training, advisers are poised 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. These game-changing advisers serve as experts, mentors, champions, and guides to the students they serve in partnership with school counselor(s), where they exist. While advisers are able to support all seniors, they have a focus on first-generation college-going students, student from low-income background, and students of color. Advisers also play a transformative role in their school buildings by helping fostering a college-going culture and providing needed supplemental support to overburdened school counselors.


High school partners commit to participating in the program for a minimum of three academic years (2022-23, 2023-24 and 2024-25). At the end of three years, the school will work with MCAN to assess options, which could include entering a new three-year partnership or transitioning to a buy-out grant program.


Higher education partners 


AdviseMI advisers are recent college graduates. Priority is given to alums of the program’s partner institutions:


Adrian College
Albion College
Aquinas College
Baker College
Central Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Kalamazoo College
Lake Superior State University
Madonna University
Northern Michigan University
Oakland University
Saginaw Valley State University
Siena Heights University
University of Michigan – Dearborn
University of Michigan – Flint
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University 

Funding and administration

AdviseMI is an AmeriCorps program administered by the Michigan College Access Network. MCAN has secured investment commitment from these leading colleges and other funding partners to sustain the program over multiple years. By braiding together relatively small amounts of funding from multiple sources, the program does not cause a financial strain on any one organization. Successful applicant high schools, a local philanthropic partner, or other entity must provide a cash match for each adviser. MCAN will administer the program by employing and training the advisers and providing program oversight and management.


High school partnership expectations


MCAN is seeking response from high school leadership (administrators and school counselors) who are committed to supporting a dedicated, full-time, college adviser in their building and dramatically raising their college-going rates through a systematic team approach. Interested high schools are asked to complete this application online, commit to program expectations, and attach a minimum of three letters of support (described below). High schools can (but are not required to) partner with up to 1 other school to split the adviser’s time and the cost share. By completing the application, high schools commit to participating in the program for a minimum of three academic years (2022-23, 2023-24 and 2024-25) and providing the required cost share. The funding expectation will increase over the first three years of the program.


Annual cost share requirement

Year 1                   $9,000

Year 2                   $12,000

Year 3 & beyond   $15,000


These funds can be provided by district and non-district sources, including but not limited to: a community foundation, an intermediate school district, a United Way, a family foundation, a corporation/business, a local government, or any combination. Match funding must be secured by the high school. If you need assistance locating cost share or drafting a funding request, MCAN can provide support.


Award process


High schools will be selected through a competitive selection process. Final decisions regarding selection will be based on the information provided in your application, the school buy-in as demonstrated by the letters of support provided, and the level of need communicated in the proposal and through available data.


MCAN offers a pre-review process for proposals submitted by November 12. High schools will receive feedback and comments on their proposal prior to formal submission through this process. Pre-reviewed proposals are not guaranteed to be selected. If you would like a pre-review, please notify Jordan at jordan@micollegeaccess.org


About Michigan College Access Network


MCAN’s mission is to increase college readiness, participation, and completion in Michigan, particularly among low-income students, first-generation college going students, and students of color. In order to build and sustain a vibrant economy and strong communities based on a highly-educated population, MCAN works to ensure everyone in Michigan has the opportunity to access and succeed in postsecondary education. MCAN’s Sixty by 30 is the movement to increase the proportion of Michigan residents with college degrees and postsecondary certificates to 60% by the year 2030. At its core, MCAN believes:


College is Postsecondary Education: MCAN uses the term “college” to refer to the attainment of valuable credentials beyond high school, defined as postsecondary certificates and academic degrees.


College is a Necessity: Postsecondary education dramatically increases an individual’s economic independence in a knowledge-based economy.


College is for Everyone: We work toward changing the systems that perpetuate inequities in postsecondary attainment. 

College is a Public Good: Postsecondary attainment is critical to a just and equitable society, strong economy, thriving democracy, and healthy communities.


MCAN seeks proposals that align to its mission and values as articulated above.


For more information, contact Jenny McArdle, Director of Service Strategy, at jenny@micollegeaccess.org.  

Opens
Sep 30 2021 12:01 AM (EDT)
Deadline
Dec 1 2021 11:59 PM (EST)