College Preparation Strategist  |   Advocate |   Consultant   |   Trainer
Promoting College Access and Success

Meet the Expert


Invited to be the featured presenter for the NACAC Virtual College Fair Meet Up Session - Scholarships:  Frequently Asked Questions.

Of Note!

Selected to be featured in The Spring 2015 issue of The Pacer, a publication of the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) Read More Candace's PACAC Story


The Essence of EduDreamer
 Motivating students to identify their inner strength, find their voice, and see themselves as leaders, achievers, and college degree recipients – through staff professional development, presentations, and direct service.



With 30+ years of experience in post-secondary preparation, Candace Powell Kinard is an Educational Consultant inspiring organizations, students and their families to bring educational dreams to life.


Candace's rich past experience includes working in college admission, managing and creating new access program initiatives, supervision of school based practitioners, and managing college access centers that provided walk-in college planning services to middle school, high school students and adults.

Recognized By Her Higher Education Peers

She has recently been recognized by her peers and was awarded the Gary M. Kelsey Human Relations Award. She is currently the chairperson for the Philadelphia NACAC National College Fair.  Her passion for the issue of access to higher education can be seen through her work as an Advisory Council member for the Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable, a networking organization for college preparatory professionals, Villanova’s Undergraduate Advisory Council, a consultant with Stand by Me Delaware and other higher education advisory committees in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

“We're a small and growing consultancy. We look forward to meeting you and your team and helping you help your students,  define your goals, develop solutions - and realize them! So what are you waiting for, let's meet" 

Candace Powell Kinard, Founder and Senior Consultant


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