This week's featured organization is...Adult Career Pathways!

Adult Career Pathways, NOVA

Adult Career Pathways (ACP) is an adult academic counseling-based program of Northern Virginia Community College which has campuses across Northern Virginia including in Alexandria. ACP provides adult students with a structured support system to help students navigate the unique challenges that adults face while attending college. Participants of the ACP program receive ongoing support and guidance through each step of the college experience.

The ACP program is designed to serve adult students with demonstrated barriers to college access and success, including veterans, single parents, lower-wage workers, work-eligible immigrants, and unemployed and underemployed individuals. ACP creates a pathway for adult students to earn a certificate, degree, or other credential that may help them secure a better job with a path to advancement and greater economic security.

ACP provides students with academic counseling, an individualized plan of education, and financial aid application assistance free of charge.  With ACP’s help, 89% of students enrolled in the program in Fiscal Year 2012-2013 successfully completed their initial semester courses.

Who does ACP help?

·         39% of ACP students are unemployed 

·         66% of ACP students are native speakers of a language other than English

·         66% of ACP students have children under the age of 18 in their households with average household                size of 3.2

·         29% of ACP students are single parents of children under the age of 18 

·         16% of ACP students support either elderly relatives or an individual with a substantial physical              or mental disability in their household

·         $12.36 is the average hourly wage of ACP students and cashier is the most common job title 

·         The median household income for ACP students is $27,000

Upcoming Events:

Community Breakfast: ACP will hold a Community Breakfast on Friday, October 25th at 9:30am. During the event, ACP will provide an overview of the program, introduce their staff and special initiatives, moderate a student panel, and hold a question and answer session. To RSVP, please email by October 21st.

Support ACP:

To find out more about how you can support ACP, please email Jennifer Pocai, Program/Data Manager, at If you would like to learn more about ACP, click here.


What a wonderful program! I'm so glad to see such an important group featured. 

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