Stone emphasized the importance of families thoroughly researching potential counseling services, referencing the IECA as the only group within an unregulated industry that vets its membership. She also touted the association’s efforts to address economic inequalities among those college bound.
“The IECA membership is committed to taking on as many pro-bono clients as they can,” said Stone. “They also offer free workshops in the community, and work with community groups, as well as take on individual pro bono clients. We’ve partnered with nonprofits and worked with the San Mateo Boys & Girls Club, for example.”