College y Consejos

College y Consejos is a free online college advising space that centers cultura y comunidad for Latinx students in North Carolina. Are you interested in learning more about how we can help you with your college application process? Do you want to be a part of nuestra comunidad as you work towards your goals? We would love to meet you!

Please sign up for a brief one-on-one conversation with one of our Virtual Coaches below to learn more about College y Consejos! After this initial meeting, you will have access to our Facebook community & resources. We look forward to learning more about you and tus sueños!

If you are a counselor, educator, or caregiver that would like to learn more, we invite you to sign up for a time below to learn about College y Consejos, our free, virtual college access program for Latinx students in North Carolina. We look forward to working with you to help your Latinx students reach their goals! Email us at or schedule a chat with us.

Meet Your Coaches

Our College y Consejos Virtual Coaches collectively share over 8 years of college advising experience. You’re in great hands!

Being able to serve Latinx youth as they pursue a college education while creating a powerful community-centered around elevating their experiences and cultura is what inspires me to do this work every day. Our youth deserve to feel supported and encouraged as they begin their journey to college, and that’s what we’re here to provide!

Kiara Aranda

Director of Programs, College y Consejos

My favorite part of advising is presenting options to students that they didn’t even know were available. When you’re the first person in your family to go to college, sometimes you don’t even know the right questions to ask, so for me the most important thing is giving students as much information as possible so that they can make the best choice for themselves.

Lina Palancares

Virtual Coach, College y Consejos

“Soon, I will graduate high school… I WILL go off to college. From there, I will achieve not only my parents’ dreams, to be able to provide the best for their children, but my own dreams.”

Jonathan Aguilar