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  • Committing to service and student success

    College Possible depends upon the dedication and determination of hundreds of AmeriCorps members to serve its students and power its programming. Each year, nearly 30 percent of AmeriCorps members return for a second year of service with College Possible. This fall, three of these returning AmeriCorps coaches will continue to serve students on Catalyze campuses. According to Jon Gorman, Catalyze program manager, returning AmeriCorps coaches play a vital role in the success of College Possible programming. “Returning coaches benefit not…
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  • Coaching expert joins Catalyze team

    Despite what colleges advertise in glossy pamphlets and admissions presentations, earning a degree requires more than declaring a major, completing the minimum credit load and maintaining a satisfactory GPA—particularly for students from low-income and first-generation backgrounds. In order to navigate campus systems, forge new relationships and succeed academically, students need to develop and demonstrate strong social-emotional skills that help them address obstacles. To equip College Possible coaches with techniques to foster this confidence and self-advocacy within their students, the Catalyze…
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  • Launch! 2018: Celebrating Philadelphia Students

    On June 16, College Possible Philadelphia celebrated Launch! 2018 at Temple University’s Student Center. Sponsored by M&T Bank, Launch! 2018 is College Possible’s end-of-the-year student celebration for high school juniors and seniors, recognizing their hard work and commitment to earning a college degree. Philadelphia Board Chair Joe Divis delivered opening remarks, followed by College Possible high school coaches who shared videos and reflections on the accomplishments of their students during the 2017-18 academic year. “This past year was life changing,”…
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