CBO and Opportunity Programs


Kevin Brooks (Term 2018-2021)
College & Post Secondary Readiness Counselor
Bronx Academy of Letters

Luis Santiago (Term 2019-2022)alt
Director of Admissions
Western Connecticut State University


Committee Members

Keith T. Geraldino
Admissions Advisor
Baruch College Welcome Center

Rocco Rosselli
Lead College Counselor, Friends of WHEELS
Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School

Tyree Vann
Admission Counselor
St. John's University

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To get in touch with CBOs across New York State, see our directory located here.

Responsibilities of the Co-Chairs

The Community Based Organization (CBO) Co-Chairs serve as the primary representative and advocate on behalf of CBOs throughout the state of New York. 

Responsibilities and Potential Goals of the Committee

  • Design a directory of statewide CBOs
  • Bring CBO concerns to the NYSACAC Executive Board
  • Work towards having representation from the entire state on the committee
  • Work with the membership committee to increase NYSACAC membership through CBO representation including recruitment through NACAC, NCAN, GEAR UP, trio programs, etc.
  • Represent underserved populations that are most often the constituents of CBOs
  • Submit a session proposal for the annual NYSACAC conference about understanding CBOs and how to recruit students from CBOs
  • Encourage CBO staff members to become involved in other NYSACAC committees
  • Collaborate with CACNY to offer a CBO-type college fair for middle and high school students and possibly have a forum/cocktail party for CBOs to exchange information with admission representatives
  • Develop interest questionnaire about what current CBO members want from NYSACAC
  • Develop best practices for CBO college advisers to follow when working with students/schools
  • Submit articles to the NYSACAC newsletter
  • Lobby with NYSACAC on Legislative Advocacy Day, held each February


Tyree Vann
Admission Counselor
St. John's University