College Access Corps is a grant funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to Oregon Campus Compact. AmeriCorps members serve as College Access Corps Coordinators of Beaver Hangouts to support local economically disadvantaged youth to become engaged in their education, learn more about the college application and financial aid process, and become academically prepared for higher education. Their primary function is to recruit and train Oregon State University Students to volunteer as college access coaches, and to develop and maintain partnerships with schools, community agencies, and student groups, that have a student population that is at least 50% eligible for the federally-funded free/reduced lunch program.
Marisol Moreno Ortiz 2016-2017 College Access Corps Coordinator
Kali Doten 2016-2017 College Access Corps Coordinator
Kyle received his Ph.D. from Yale University and his Bachelor’s degree in biology from UC Santa Cruz. He has worked in youth outreach for five years and previously taught courses in organic chemistry, evolutionary biology, the origin of life and nanotechnology at Stanford University and Santa Clara University. Kyle now serves as the director of Precollege Programs at Oregon State University. He focuses on creating equitable higher education opportunities for Oregon’s underserved youth, and oversees a wide variety of youth college-access programs that serve hundreds of rural and minority students.