Jim McCorkell, a first-generation college graduate has an idea: Young people give a year, low-income students gain a mentor, America benefits from more college graduates.
Admission Possible founded in St. Paul, Minnesota.
“I support [College Possible] and I urge all champions of economic justice to give it their full support.” — Senator Paul Wellstone
“[College Possible] aims to give poor teenagers the kind of edge wealthy students routinely enjoy.”
— The New York Times
College Possible launches in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“College Possible helps promising young people from low-income families attend college. The vast majority stay in college and earn their degrees.” — President Barack Obama
College Possible launches in Omaha, Nebraska.
College Possible launches in Portland, Oregon.
Admission Possible becomes College Possible.
College Possible receives the Innovation Award in Education, an international recognition from Citi and The Financial Times.
A Harvard study shows that College Possible significantly increases a student’s chances of enrolling in a four-year college.
Founder and CEO, Jim McCorkell joins college presidents, business leaders and White House officials in Washington, D.C. for a summit on college success for low-income students.
College Possible launches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
College Possible launches in Chicago, Illinois.
College Possible announced a bold new vision for transformational impact: joining forces with colleges to close the degree divide. By 2021, we will partner with 400 colleges to serve 50,000 students.
Read their story
“My College Possible coaches haven’t just helped me increase my ACT score and apply to colleges; they’ve made me feel confident in myself.”
Read their story
“Making it through college, a step that people think is impossible for students with backgrounds like mine, is the most amazing thing.”