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Catalyze Partnerships

Catalyze Your Campus

What if there was a way to boost retention rates for low-income students across your campus?

For 17 years, College Possible has refined its model of near-peer coaching using a research-based curriculum, and is now a national leader in college success programming. Our dedicated coaches guide and support students on their path to and through college, making College Possible students four times more likely to earn their degrees than their low-income peers.

Our Catalyze Partnership will allow you and your colleagues to tailor our proven approach to meet your institution’s unique needs. By partnering with College Possible, you can enhance your support services for low-income students and close the opportunity gap.

As a Catalyze partner, your institution will receive:

  • Training and support from College Possible as you hire and manage recent college graduates as coaches.
  • The option to utilize AmeriCorps members or graduate assistants who institutions will be able to recruit as near-peer coaches.
  • Access to College Possible’s proprietary curriculum and coaching resources focused on retention and graduation of low-income students.
  • Dedicated liaisons committed to collaborating with you to create and launch a coaching program that builds your institution’s capacity and expertise.
  • Membership in a community of practice focused on eliminating the degree divide.


College Possible launched pilot partnerships with four institutions in January 2016. We are now serving more than 1,000 low-income students through Catalyze Partnerships with promising results:

  • Coaches connect with each student an average of 15 times per year, including five in-person coaching sessions.
  • 84 percent of students persisted from spring to fall 2016 and 90 percent persisted from fall 2016 to spring 2017.
  • 94 percent of students said they would recommend College Possible to other students.

Learn more

To learn more about partnership opportunities, contact Carrie Carroll, Senior Partnerships Manager, at or 763-277-2453.

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