Anti-Racist Collaborative

The NEACAC Anti-Racist Collaborative (ARC), on August 12-13th, 2024 at Berwick Academy in South Berwick, ME, seeks to bring a cohort of professionals together in the spirit of aiding the evolution of secondary and post-secondary relationships and support structures. Given the success of the inaugural ARC last year, we hope to center traditionally marginalized identities to better serve communities in the quest to dismantle systemic racism.

Those committed to ARC will be required to attend a pre-ARC Zoom meeting in early August. Additionally, after attending the in-person ARC on the aforementioned dates, the expectation will be to attend two additional post-ARC Zoom sessions in the early and late winter, respectively. Prior to your registration, we respectfully ask all those considering ARC to be aware of this time commitment. 

Nominations and self-nominations are both welcome and are not a commitment to participating, only expressing interest. The hope will be to bring a diverse group of individuals from all parts of the admission and college counseling profession, from various institutions, with various perspectives, backgrounds, identities, and from diverse points on their professional journey. You may submit more than one form (either to nominate multiple people and/or to nominate yourself and others). In nominating others, please consider your wider circles. For instance, financial aid counselors and student affairs staff are not part of NEACAC, yet they are able to attend if they are nominated and choose to register. Please note that if you would like to nominate multiple people, including yourself, you must fill out a form for each nomination. Selected participants will be informed around mid-to-late June, with commitments taking place at that point. Additionally, at that time, conference pre-work will be shared with participants.

ARC welcomes collaboration and hopes that individuals will nominate/self-nominate folks with whom they wish to collaborate on a project or a dilemma. However, please note we may need to limit the number of individuals attending ARC due to space constraints. If you are nominating someone as part of a collaboration team, be sure to identify this in your nomination intent.    

In a call for unity and community, ARC is an opportunity to lead by example while fostering a shared and creative space to “do the work” in the spirit of inclusion, belonging, and justice. 

The nomination form for ARC 2023 has now closed. If you submitted a nomination or self-nomination, the ARC Committee will be in touch before the end of June.

ARC 2024 Details

Date: Monday, August 12-13

Location: Berwick Academy, South Berwick, ME

Cost: TBD

*Limited Scholarships are available should the cost of attendance be cost-prohibitive for your institution. There is the opportunity to indicate this on your registration form.

Local Accommodations

Coming Soon! 


ARC Facilitants 2022

ARC Cohort 2022

For questions, please contact: 

Anthony Franco, [email protected]
Danielle Walsh, [email protected]