Meet Clark College's new Resource Coaches, who were hired through a Working Families Success Network grant announced earlier this year. These four coaches are available to help students continue to be successful throughout their educational journey. Each coach is available to provide one-on-one support for students to address their individual needs.
Nicole, Transitional Studies Coach
Nicole works with students enrolled in Clark’s Transitional Studies program–which includes English as a Second Language, Adult High School Diploma, and GED Preparation–as they transfer into credit-bearing courses at the college. When students come in to meet her, she helps them assess which resources they have, and which they lack, to succeed at Clark. She discusses their personal and educational goals and helps them identify potential barriers, connecting them to resources that might help diminish those barriers. Often she guides them through options like I-BEST and Learning Communities that could help them enter college successfully. And she helps them with college logistics like testing and registration.
TBG 209, Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Angelica, Workforce Education Services Coach
Angelica works primarily with students enrolled in Workforce Education programs, which help low-income and unemployed individuals earn vocational/technical degrees and certificates. She helps guide these students through college processes, from applying for financial aid to setting up their student email. With years of experience working with people experiencing poverty, she can help connect students to support services both inside and outside the college so they can focus on their education.
GHL 128, Tues 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wed 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thur 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Craig, Financial Literacy Coach
Attending college brings with it a whole slew of financial challenges. For a person who’s used to living paycheck to paycheck, receiving a quarter’s worth of financial aid at one time can be difficult to manage. Books, fees, and equipment can cost hundreds of dollars. Craig’s job is to help students manage their budgets and avoid common pitfalls. He helps them check their credit scores and shop for the best bank or credit card to fit their needs. He works with them to develop plans to work through any debt or financial challenges they currently have, as well as long-term plans to help them create a solid financial foundation from which to build. Additionally, Craig regularly holds workshops on financial literacy through the Career Center and the Library.
PUB 002, Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Adriana, Retention & Career Coach
Adriana works with students at any point in their college career where they feel stuck- either academically or on their career path. Adriana assists students in reaching their goals at Clark College and beyond. She delivers specialized services to support students as they navigate college, stay on track academically, and explore careers paths. Adriana works with students to create a plan for success, which includes referrals to free resources, study strategies, and time management tips. Additionally, she helps students who have received an Academic Early Warning from an instructor take steps to create a plan to achieve their academic goals. Overall, Adriana encourages students to evaluate all aspects of their lives for academic and personal success.
HSC 124C, Monday & Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.