"I am fortunate to be able to help struggling readers. I know I am making a difference in the lives of these children."
Mary Kay Patters
"I hope the resources I am building will help this partnership continue its work into the future beyond my service. That they can use these stories to make lasting change in the community."
"I realized how overwhelming and confusing the financial aid and college application process can often be for these students, and it has been a pleasure to help them and see them succeed.”
"Without my AmeriCorps experience I would be a completely different person. I will never forget my time as an adviser, and I am so thankful for AmeriCorps for providing me the opportunity.”
"My experience has been eye-opening. I am immersed in a new culture, a bilingual environment, and I feel the importance of the work I am doing, not to mention it is so much fun!”
Adriana is a college adviser with the Virginia College Advising Corps at the University of Virginia. Adriana helps high school graduates navigate the college application process.