We asked current CCAs, and here’s what they believe are the biggest benefits of serving as a CCA:

LOTS of time with students!
Experience supporting the college application/FAFSA process
Access to school counselors
Ability to support teachers in the classroom
Get firsthand experience in how a school works, and access to all of the people inside
Get connected to other AmeriCorps volunteers and partner organizations
Professional development catered to what YOUR cohort needs
The Promise Corps culture
It’s rewarding to work directly with students and being able to see the result
Lots of opportunities to support students with resume writing and interview preparation
Tutoring experience
The chance to improve presentation, communication, and event planning skills
Lots of room to build on your specialized skills (one CCA helped build the school website!)