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2018-19 Adviser Forum East has ended
**Reminders: Please bring a notebook and pen to every session, and wear your CAC name badge at all times.**

Dear CAC family,

Welcome to our Adviser Forum East in New York City! We are thrilled to have you here in the Big Apple and are grateful to our host chapter, the awesome NYU Corps!

Our theme this year goes to the heart of CAC’s mission -- Advancing Opportunity. The goal over the next few days is to recommit ourselves to advancing opportunity in various ways. We hope you will discover best practices from your peers, engage with the research, reflect on your journey and what may lie ahead by interacting with the alumni panel and industry workshops, and be inspired by our guest speakers whose stories capture in powerful ways the journey to advancing opportunity.

On behalf of our national team and Board of Directors, we are grateful for the work that each of you — 716 advisers serving 210,000 students in 16 states across the country — do every day. We continue to build a national movement at a critical time in our nation’s history. Let us commit to ensuring every student hears those four key words, “I believe in you” and, together, we advance opportunity.

It is an honor to serve with you!

Yours,
Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps
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Shameek Robinson

College Advising Corps
Regional Director, New York & Pennsylvania
As the Regional Director, New York and Pennsylvania, Shameek oversees programs in the New York City metropolitan area while developing scalable approaches for school and district partnership with local and national programs at College Advising Corps.

Shameek has over 19 years of experience working in education across the K-16 pipeline in public and non-profit settings. Most recently, he has worked for the College Board, partnering with districts, schools, community-based organizations and post-secondary institutions to connect students to post-secondary success and opportunity. Shameek’s career in education, college and career readiness has spanned across multiple organizations such as the College Board, the National College Access Network, the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth and Teach for America (TFA), to name a few. He is a current member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling and its New York affiliate (NYSACAC), in addition to serving multiple board roles organizations such as Young Education Professionals, NYC and College Access Consortium of New York. Shameek began his career as a high school biology teacher in Newark, New Jersey, as a TFA corps member. In his spare time, he volunteers with direct service programs such as College Summit and NYSACAC Camp College.

Shameek holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University and an MS.Ed. in education studies with concentrations on school family and community collaboration and education administration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. He is based out of New York City.