Recruitment in Full Swing at College Possible Philadelphia

Recruitment in Full Swing at College Possible Philadelphia

February 23, 2017

College Possible Philadelphia is well into the recruitment of sophomores to join our program for next year. From tabling during our partner schools’ lunches to hosting info sessions during and after school, we have been hard at work to make sure students know of all the ways we support them once in the program. I […]

Mid-Year Update

February 14, 2017

Our students are working hard to apply to college, submit their FAFSAs and register for classes! Read our Mid-Year Update to see all they have accomplished. Read More >

College Possible Minnesota Student Featured in the New York Times

February 6, 2017

Autumn, a student in College Possible’s Tech-Connected High School Program, was recently featured in a New York Times story, Voices From Rural America on Why (or Why Not) to Go to College. The story was accompanied by an article examining the under-representation of rural students on college campuses and organizations like College Possible that are […] Read More >

WCIU-TV Features Full Episode on College Possible Chicago

February 6, 2017

Check out the latest episode of WCIU-TV’s Now.Chicago! College Possible Chicago was given a full, half-hour feature! “I’m really excited today to promote an organization that is talking the talk and walking the walk in their efforts to make college admission and success possible for low-income students,” said WCIU-TV’s Jon Hansen, host of Now.Chicago. Hear […] Read More >

DNAinfo Recognizes Chicago Coach

January 27, 2017

“I’ve learned from Doris that if you really want to succeed in life, you have to work really hard to achieve that goal,” says Josani, a senior at Kelly High School. Doris Medina, who was unable to enroll at a four-year college directly after high school, struggled to obtain her degree. After graduating from the […] Read More >

Ralston student awarded QuestBridge Scholarship

January 23, 2017

Cody has always strived to be a role model for his younger brother. Growing up in a divorced household, Cody has always worked hard to make his family and those around him proud. However, this August his father passed due to brain cancer. “It hit hard. It’s something I have always thought about and still […] Read More >

The journey of an AmeriCorps alum – Part 2

January 22, 2017

Jose Rodriguez is new to Philadelphia after spending three years with College Possible Omaha. He was an AmeriCorps member at College Possible for two years and a Program Coordinator for one more before joining the Philadelphia team. He is pleased to continue working for College Possible and do his part in helping students gain access […] Read More >

The journey of an AmeriCorps alum – Part 1

January 20, 2017

Jose Rodriguez is new to Philadelphia after spending three years with College Possible Omaha. He was an AmeriCorps member at College Possible for two years and a Program Coordinator for one more before joining the Philadelphia team. He is pleased to continue working for College Possible and do his part in helping students gain access […] Read More >

All Tomorrow’s Leaders

January 19, 2017

Breiona Caldwell is a freshman at Albright College who graduated from West Philadelphia High School last year. Now in her first year, Breiona is a part of College Possible Philadelphia’s first group of students to move onto college. Majoring in Communications and Theatre, she hopes to pursue a career in Public Relations, while also keeping […] Read More >

College Possible commemorates King through day of service

January 18, 2017

Each year, College Possible honors the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by making the holiday a “day on” for Service Corps members and staff. This year, hundreds of our Service Corps members and staff joined organizations and individuals across the nation in celebrating Dr. King by serving others, and volunteering with organizations that provide shelter, support and education for children and families in our communities. Read More >

Second semester is starting and College Possible students are ahead of the pack

January 17, 2017

It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through our program year! Here are some highlights from our corps members and students thus far: 84% of seniors have already been accepted to a 4-year college or university. 90% of seniors have completed the FAFSA, which launched in October this year to allow more time for […] Read More >

College Possible Chicago Helps Transform Local School on MLK Day

January 17, 2017

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, College Possible Chicago participated in a Day of Service and partnered with hundreds of volunteers to repaint the walls of Curie High School, located in Chicago’s Archer Heights neighborhood. Through teamwork, they added murals and pops of color to the building’s otherwise plain walls, transforming it […] Read More >

College Possible invited to the White House

January 13, 2017

College Possible is thrilled to share that four of our students have been selected to serve on the Better Make Room Student Advisory Board, and were welcomed at the White House on January 6. Ana Perez-Villagomez attends Omaha South Magnet School. Ghawayne Calvin attends Omaha Northwest High School. Kevin Ji attends Henry M. Gunn High […] Read More >

A note from Jim

January 13, 2017

As I think back to when I first founded this organization and I look at where we are now, I am both humbled and deeply proud.  Read More >

A new way to connect with college students

January 10, 2017

College Coaches and their students celebrated the success of the fall term during our College Program Party this month. In total, the gathering brought together students from six local colleges and universities, as well as a handful of Portland students attending out-of-state colleges. “Our overall purpose or goal of the party was to connect and […] Read More >

Portland surpasses Give!Guide goal

January 3, 2017

College Possible Portland concluded our second successful Give!Guide campaign on December 31 and surpassed our goal by raising a total of $37,224 from 264 donors throughout the months of November and December! Thank you to our matching partners The Standard and the Detwiler Family Foundation, as well as everyone who donated. We are thrilled with […] Read More >

College Possible Coaches Discuss Food Insecurity with WUWM

December 16, 2016

Imagine choosing between buying food and paying your college enrollment deposit. This is a reality for many college students as food insecurity remains a widespread but rarely discussed issue on college campuses. Two College Possible Milwaukee student alumni, now serving as College Possible coaches, were interviewed by Milwaukee Public Radio, WUWM, on the challenges of accessing food in college.  Read More >

Terms to Know, Part 1

December 16, 2016

Whether you just stumbled across our site or have already submitted an AmeriCorps application, you might be a little confused by some of the higher education access and success jargon we use. Learn about our work at College Possible and how you can help us close the degree divide. Read More >

Meet Tori: A Junior Coach Helping Students Like Herself Succeed

December 13, 2016

College Possible junior coach Tori Clark was a low-income, first-generation college student herself. Her parents had no idea how to apply for college or navigate the financial aid process, so she had to figure it out on her own. Her middle-range GPA, between a 2.0 and 3.0, added to the challenge, as students with GPAs […] Read More >

Reflections from an AmeriCorps alum

December 8, 2016

After graduating from Oregon State University, Callie decided to complete two terms of service as a high school coach and AmeriCorps member at Reynolds High School outside of Portland, Oregon. Although she now holds a full-time leadership position as a program coordinator at College Possible, Callie still reflects on her time as an AmeriCorps member. Q: […] Read More >

Staying student-focused

December 8, 2016

After graduating from Oregon State University, Callie knew she wanted to give back to her community and use her skills for advising and orientation to help students. Her motivations led her to apply to become an AmeriCorps service member with College Possible, where she completed two terms of service as a High School Coach in […] Read More >

Paving the way to Portland State

December 5, 2016

We’ve reached the halfway mark in our Give!Guide campaign, and we are thrilled to report that College Possible Portland has already raised a total of $17,175 for Oregon’s students! Thank you to everyone who has shown support—we’re so excited about the opportunity these donations create. Opportunity for students like Vanessa, a sophomore at Portland State […] Read More >

Meet Paw Shee

November 30, 2016

Born in Burma, Paw Shee encountered violence, conflict, and struggle. At the age of three, Burmese soldiers attacked her village in the middle of the night. Her family fled and found quarters in a refugee camp, where they lived for 10 years. Paw Shee desperately wanted a better life for her and her family but […] Read More >

Support College Possible Chicago During #ILGIVE

November 29, 2016

Today is #ILGive! Close the degree divide… The real success of #ILGive will not be how much money is raised, but the impact these dollars will have on closing the degree divide for low-income, first generation students in Chicago. College Possible students are 4X more likely to get into and graduate college than their peers. […] Read More >

Francisco Bueno named Program Director

November 28, 2016

We are pleased to announce that former Program Manager Francisco Bueno has been named Program Director of College Possible Portland. Francisco has been a vital part of our Leadership Team since 2013, and Executive Director Julie Mancini cites his hard work, creativity, patience and thoughtfulness as factors in the success of College Possible’s expansion to […] Read More >

Johana’s College Champions

November 28, 2016

We all need a champion who believes in our potential. Who has been a champion for you? For Johana, it’s her College Possible coaches. Read More >

“I’m Grateful For…”

November 18, 2016

A core pillar of College Possible’s culture is to seek out opportunities to express gratitude. In the month of November, we asked College Possible Omaha high school students to reflect on what they’re grateful for this year. Here’s what they said... Read More >

Join College Possible Minnesota on Give to the Max Day!

November 16, 2016

Thursday, November 17 is Give to the Max Day in Minnesota, and we are taking the opportunity to celebrate college champions! College Possible students are college champions. They are focused and determined. They work hard and constantly rise to meet challenges. They are striving to tackle a huge goal: college graduation. Read More >

A senior’s journey through college applications

November 14, 2016

Dionne is a senior at Parkway Center City high school, who has been vigorously applying to colleges and universities all over the state of Pennsylvania. It’s November and she has already applied to five schools, one of which has already sent her a letter of acceptance! When I asked her why she chose to apply […] Read More >

College Possible Philadelphia at AmeriCorps Launch!

November 14, 2016

One of the most exciting parts about serving with AmeriCorps is meeting people from all over the country dedicated to serving others. On October 21st, College Possible Philadelphia gathered together with other AmeriCorps organizations in Philadelphia for AmeriCorps Launch. We spent the day sharing our experiences so far with AmeriCorps and capped it off with […] Read More >

High-Profile Speakers Inspire Newest Cohort at Annual Student Summit

November 11, 2016

  College Possible Chicago welcomed its junior cohort into their six-year journey to college graduation during the second annual Student Summit, held this year on Nov. 3 at the Chase Auditorium. The event, hosted by J.P Morgan Chase, featured the following guest speakers: Zoraida Sambolin, NBC5 News Today Anchor Billy Dec, CEO of Rockit Ranch […] Read More >

College Possible students “Knock Out Hunger”

November 4, 2016

On Saturday, October 29 College Possible Minnesota students, staff, AmeriCorps members and volunteers went door-to-door Knocking Out Hunger to celebrate in annual Fall Service Day activities! Students and team members collected non-perishable food items that were donated to The Food Group to help fight hunger in each of their communities. Fall Service Day activities encourage students to […] Read More >

Willamette Week honors our own Casey Block

November 3, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that College Possible Portland program coordinator, Casey Block, has been named one of this year’s Skidmore Prize winners! Each year, Willamette Week honors individuals 35-and-under who do incredible work for Portland’s nonprofit sector. Program Manager Francisco Bueno notes Casey’s dedication to our team: “Casey is an intelligent, caring and inspirational […] Read More >

College Possible Philadelphia takes the Baseline SAT

October 20, 2016

On October 8th, College Possible Philadelphia held our baseline SAT at Upper Darby High School, where coaches could begin to gauge their students’ specific strengths and weaknesses, while also providing test-taking practice. From the time at which it begins to how breaks between the test’s sections are handled, the entire day is modeled around the […] Read More >

College Possible Milwaukee named a ‘Best Place to Work’

October 14, 2016

It's official! College Possible is one of Milwaukee's "Best Places to Work." Out of nearly 160 applicants in five different size groups, College Possible was named a winner in the "micro-small" category of the Milwaukee Business Journal's "Best Place to Work" competition. Read More >

Our Student Manifesto

October 6, 2016

College Possible students are claiming their place as leaders on their college campuses, in their communities and across the nation. They aren't just beating the odds. They're changing the odds. Read More >

A New Year, a New Team

September 30, 2016

This year, the College Possible Philadelphia site has a new group of AmeriCorps members coming from all over the country to serve as high-school and college coaches, community partner, and external relations members. Kaitlan, a Junior coach at Parkway Center City High School, comes from Iowa City and recalled being surprised by how much better […] Read More >

Invest For Kids Selects College Possible Chicago as Beneficiary

September 27, 2016

We are delighted to announce that College Possible Chicago has been named a beneficiary of the 8th annual Invest For Kids conference, which will take place on Oct. 26. The money will help the organization expand its reach throughout Chicago and provide more resources to its students. The conference will feature ten investment managers who […] Read More >

Reaching 2,600 Students, More Impact than Ever!

September 22, 2016

The 2016-17 school year is here and the College Possible Omaha team is busy preparing to reach over 2,600 students this year; more students than we have ever served before! Learn about how we’re helping more Omaha students get to and through college. Read More >

A New Partnership with Jules E. Mastbaum AVT High School

September 21, 2016

College Possible Philadelphia is thrilled to announce our new partnership with Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical High School! Jules E. Mastbaum AVT is the seventh high school to partner with us. We have begun recruitment for Mastbaum’s first cohort and can’t wait to start serving students. “Many of the students I’ve been working with […] Read More >

Addressing the degree divide for low-income rural students in Oregon

September 19, 2016

Nearly one-third of Oregon public school students attend a rural school. These students in Oregon are 10% less likely to enroll in college compared to their urban peers, and low-income students are even less likely to attend college. College persistence rates for rural students are also over 5% lower than their non-rural peers. College campuses […] Read More >

Expanding to Serve Bellevue East High School

August 10, 2016

College Possible Omaha is excited to announce its expansion to Bellevue East High School! Bellevue East is the tenth high school partner with College Possible in the Omaha metro area. Learn more about Bellevue East and their partnership with College Possible Omaha! Read More >

Click here to check out our latest video

July 21, 2016

In Chicago, low income-students have drastically fewer opportunities to graduate from college than their upper-income peers. Watch our newest video to learn more about our work in the city. Read More >

Partnering with the White House: Up Next

July 19, 2016

College Possible is excited to partner with the First Lady’s Office and Civic Nation! Up Next is a text messaging program designed to help keep students on track by sending them precisely timed reminders when they need them most. This new collaboration promises to position us to help more students with personalized information and encouragement about important college and […] Read More >

Remarkable Results at College Possible Omaha!

July 16, 2016

With 97% of students accepted to college and 21.4% average increase on the ACT, the students in College Possible Omaha have achieved remarkable results this year! The high school and college students we serve have worked tirelessly to make their college dreams a reality. Read more about their achievements today! Read More >

Expanded AmeriCorps Funding to Support Increased Coaching

June 30, 2016

AmeriCorps announced expanded funding for College Possible today! This partnership will help us create more college graduates this year by pairing 30,000 determined low-income students with dedicated AmeriCorps coaches. We’re thrilled that the Corporation for National and Community Service has recognized the value that AmeriCorps members serving with College Possible offer to communities, and we’re […] Read More >

Looking back at College Possible Philadelphia Launch! 2016

June 28, 2016

On Saturday, June 25th, at Cabrini College, College Possible Philadelphia gathered for one of the biggest days of the year: Launch! 2016. Students, families, members of the community, and everyone at College Possible Philadelphia came together to celebrate all that we’ve accomplished this year. College Possible Philadelphia’s first class of high school seniors just graduated, […] Read More >

College Possible Student Summers at Princeton, NYU and Madagascar

June 28, 2016

College Possible students aren’t stopping their higher education journey when the school year ends. Marshae, a junior at Parkway Center City High, will be attending a free seven-week program on campus at Princeton. The program, LEDA’s Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute, is very selective, choosing only 100 promising students from underrepresented communities across the country. […] Read More >

Spotlight on Philadelphia’s Seniors

June 24, 2016

This year, the 132 members College Possible Philadelphia’s first class of seniors graduated from high school! They’ve earned more than 570 acceptance letters between them, and many are on track to be first generation college graduates. We’re proud to feature just a few of these seniors here. Breiona, West Philadelphia High School Albright College Honors […] Read More >

Expanding to Centennial

June 21, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the expansion of College Possible programming to Centennial High School starting in September. “We are so excited to partner with Centennial High School to serve more low-income students in Multnomah County. The district and school saw a need for additional college access and success partners to help support students and […] Read More >

A Coach for Every Low-Income Student

June 13, 2016

We’re proud to announce that our Founder and CEO, Jim McCorkell, joined President Bill Clinton at the final Plenary Session of the 2016 CGI America meeting to announce that College Possible will continue our work coaching high school students and redouble efforts on college campuses. He shared plans to take our coaching to scale with an audience of nearly 1,000 social-innovation funders, government officials and nonprofit leaders. Read More >

There’s Still Time to Serve…

June 12, 2016

We are looking for service members to join our team as High School Coaches, College Coaches, and Community Partner Team Members! As a College Possible team member, you would change the lives of potential college students all across Milwaukee. Read More >

College Possible Chicago Welcomes Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

June 2, 2016

On June 1, Former U.S. Education Secretary and Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan visited College Possible Chicago to discuss inequities in America’s higher education system and highlighted the most promising solutions to Chicago’s income-driven disparity in degree attainment.  Read More >

Omaha Community Partner of the Month: EITC Coalition!

May 10, 2016

We are honored to recognize the Omaha EITC Coalition as our Community Partner of the Month! The EITC Coalition, a program of Family Housing Advisory Services, is dedicated to reducing poverty by through increased financial literacy. Their volunteers have assisted many College Possible students in filing their taxes so they can apply for financial aid.  Read More >

Omaha Gives! 2016: Donate Today!

May 9, 2016

Omaha Gives!, the largest day of charitable giving in Nebraska, is May 25! We are growing to serve more students in the Omaha area next year, and we need your help to make it happen. Our local board members are providing $20,000 of matching funds for Omaha Gives! This means every dollar donated will automatically double! Read More >

Philadelphia’s College Signing Day!

May 4, 2016

On April 22, College Possible Philadelphia students had the pleasure of participating in the Second Annual Reach Higher Philly College Signing Day! More than 2,500 high school seniors from Philadelphia School District convened at Temple University in McGonigle Hall to celebrate their enrollment in colleges across the country. They were joined by college representatives and […] Read More >

LAUNCH! 2016

May 1, 2016

Mark your calendars for May 14th – Launch! is coming… Join us at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus to congratulate our college graduates, send off our college-going seniors, celebrate our hard-working juniors and welcome sophomores to College Possible. We’ll enjoy performances and a keynote speech from a special guest to be […] Read More >

Milwaukee Launch! 2016

April 27, 2016

On Saturday, May 7, more than 300 College Possible Milwaukee high school students, community supporters and their College Possible coaches came together to launch promising College Possible Milwaukee students into the next year of their journey with College Possible! Read More >

Join Us: Podcast Recording on April 26

April 26, 2016

College Possible has brought together the nation’s top education-equity thinkers, researchers and change-makers for our inaugural podcast, “Admit it: the History and Future of the Degree Divide.” Read More >

College Possible Milwaukee Seniors are Realizing their College Dreams

April 25, 2016

The 352 high school seniors in the College Possible Milwaukee Class of 2016 have earned admission to more than 120 colleges and universities across the country! We will support them through college graduation, and can’t wait to see what they achieve in college and beyond! Alabama A&M University Albany State University Alcorn State University Alverno College […] Read More >

Philadelphia Launch! 2016

April 21, 2016

It’s been an amazing year at College Possible Philadelphia, and we can’t wait to celebrate all that our students have accomplished! Mark your calendars! We are thrilled to invite our students, families, supporters and partners to Launch! 2016, College Possible Philadelphia’s End-of-Year Celebration. We will honor and recognize more than 300 students, and there will […] Read More >

Portland Launch! 2016

April 19, 2016

This is not your average commencement ceremony. 159 College Possible Portland students are college-bound. Help us send them off at Launch! 2016, College Possible’s end-of-year celebration. After countless hours of studying for the ACT, over 1,000 college applications submitted and with acceptance letters coming in, it is time to celebrate each student’s hard work. We’ll celebrate […] Read More >

College Possible Featured in Teachers Guild and Reach Higher Collaboration

April 13, 2016

In January, the First Lady’s Reach Higher and Better Make Room initiatives and The Teachers Guild launched a new collaboration with educators across the country to create systems and tools that provide ongoing support to all students in their journey to and through college. As one of ten education, design and technology partners, College Possible […] Read More >

Omaha Launch! 2016: Join Us on April 24!

April 12, 2016

Join us on April 24 for Launch! College Possible Omaha's End-of-Year Celebration! Come ready to experience the sheer joy of students who have overcome great odds to make their dreams of college admission come true!  Read More >

Reflections on College from a College Possible Coach

April 12, 2016

The following is written by Alex Jurgens, a tech-connected college coach with College Possible Omaha. He reflects on his college experience at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, what he gained during his time in college and how that inspires him to support College Possible students in college.  Read More >

Congratulations to Coach Tika, Winner of the Philadelphia Mayor’s Award!

April 6, 2016

On April 5, College Possible Philadelphia High School Coach Tika Jones was awarded the City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Award for Distinguished AmeriCorps Service! Tika works with juniors at Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical High School, one of Philadelphia’s two new partner high schools this year. “It was great to be recognized, not just for the […] Read More >

2016 Dream Big Dinner Draws Incredible Support for Milwaukee Students

March 29, 2016

Co-Chairs Madeleine and David Lubar hosted the 2016 Dream Big Dinner at the UW-Milwaukee Ballroom, bringing together more than 400 Milwaukee community members to celebrate the impressive progress College Possible is making toward closing the degree divide. Presenting Sponsors Jennifer and Tom Florsheim/Weyco Group, Madeleine and David Lubar and Susan and Bob Mikulay were invaluable contributors to the event's success. Read More >

Philadelphia Seniors Set for Success: Tyreek and Joey

March 24, 2016

This June, the 132 members of College Possible Philadelphia’s first class of seniors will graduate from high school. Already, they’ve had some impressive accomplishments, earning more than 450 college acceptance letters! We caught up with two of our seniors, Joey and Tyreek (left to right above), students at George Washington High School in Northeast Philadelphia. […] Read More >

Portland Board Chair Ken Thrasher Featured in the Portland Business Journal

March 23, 2016

Ken Thrasher, Portland Board Chair, was recently featured in the Portland Business Journal. He talks about the insights he's gained while working with various local organizations to help end the cycle of poverty in Portland with the goal of dispelling the negative perceptions commonly associated with people from low-income backgrounds.  Read More >

2015 Annual Impact Report: Results By Degrees

March 17, 2016

See how we've earned results by degrees for 15 years, meet our graduation champions, hear from our founder and learn how we can close the degree divide together. Read More >

AmeriCorps Week: College Possible Featured On Snapchat and Instagram

March 6, 2016

Meet our AmeriCorps members and students, learn more about a typical day in the life of a College Possible coach and see why #AmeriCorpsWorks: follow CNCS on Instagram (@NationalService) and Snapchat (nationalservice).  Read More >

First-Generation Student Coaches the Next

March 4, 2016

At College Possible, our mission of college success doesn’t end with the acceptance letter. Zach, a college coach based in Philadelphia, serves students who have graduated from high school and are pursuing their college degree. Communicating via email, text and phone calls, he provides resources for navigating the road from enrollment to graduation. The support […] Read More >

Quotes to Give You Hope!

February 25, 2016

With students like ours, it's easy to be hopeful about the future! Take a look at these quotes to gain some inspiration for the day. Read More >

CollegePoint Continues to See Success

February 24, 2016

Through a new partnership with America Achieves and Bloomberg Philanthropies, College Possible is serving students across the country this year!  Read More >

Creating Transformative College Readiness Solutions With The First Lady

February 22, 2016

College Possible's new partnership with the First Lady’s Reach Higher and Better Make Room initiatives, educators, and education, design and technology organizations is in full swing! View our team members' contributions on The Teachers Guild. Read More >

College Possible Students Visit Loyola, Get Inspired

February 17, 2016

It was below freezing at Loyola University’s lakeside campus, but the 130 College Possible students who were there to see the school on a Saturday morning this January barely seemed to notice. For many, this was their first time on a college campus. For all, it was a reminder of what they’d been working toward: a college degree. Read More >

Paying for College? Check Out These 11 Expert Tips

February 11, 2016

For many low-income students, finding a way to pay for college can be daunting. But there are many steps that low-income students can take to make sure they can finance their education. We reached out to admissions and financial aid counselors from colleges all over the country to compile a list of tips for low-income […] Read More >

College Possible Student Wins Horatio Alger Scholarship

February 9, 2016

College Possible student Cymone is an excited – and surprised – recipient of the distinguished Horatio Alger Scholarship. “I never thought I would win any scholarships,” says Cymone. “Then my College Possible coach, Holly, broke it down for me and made me believe it was possible.” Read More >

College Possible Joins New Collaboration Led By First Lady

January 26, 2016

Today, the First Lady's Reach Higher and Better Make Room initiatives and The Teachers Guild are inviting educators across the country to connect beyond school walls to design better secondary education pathways. College Possible is one of ten education, design and technology partners committed to working with educators to bring transformative college readiness solutions to life. Read More >

MLK Day 2016: A day “on” for College Possible

January 25, 2016

“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve…You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by […] Read More >

Community Partner of the Month: EducationQuest!

January 25, 2016

We are honored to recognize the EducationQuest as our Community Partner of the Month! EducationQuest is a nonprofit organization that provides free college planning and outreach services as well as college access scholarship and grant programs. Learn more about how EducationQuest supports students as they strive toward their college dreams! Read More >

Growing in Philadelphia: Welcome Penn Wood High School!

January 25, 2016

College Possible continues to grow to serve more students in greater Philadelphia! Penn Wood High School, located just outside of Philadelphia in Lansdowne with students from Aldan, Colwyn, Darby, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne and Yeadon, is one of our two new high school partners this school year. This fall, Penn Wood students jumped at the chance […] Read More >

College Possible Minnesota Graduate Featured in Huffington Post

January 20, 2016

College Possible graduate Fushcia Ann-Hoover's story, "Engineer Your Future: Don't Go It Alone, Create It, Own it" was recently featured in the Huffington Post and Getting Smart. Read More >

MLK Day of Service

January 20, 2016

Basic necessities of clothing, shoes and hygiene products are often difficult to come by when money is stretched thin to even meet household bills. Northwest Children’s Outreach, an organization made up entirely of volunteers, aids children in our community in receiving these basic necessities. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the College Possible Portland team stepped up to help in the vital work NCO is completing. Read More >

The acceptance letters keep rolling in

January 6, 2016

Allison, a senior at Sam Barlow High School, always knew she wanted to go to college. Being the first in her low-income family to apply to college, she knew she would need help in making college a reality. “I joined College Possible because it gave a lot of good opportunities that I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.” Read More >

College Possible Omaha Welcomes New Board Members!

January 4, 2016

We are excited to introduce three new members to the College Possible Omaha Board of Directors: Ovell Barbee, Lisa Lackovic and Emiliano Lerda! Learn more about Ovell, Lisa and Emiliano and why they joined the College Possible team below! Read More >

Give!Guide Success!

January 2, 2016

Throughout the Give!Guide we finished with $15,512 from 159 donations including 79 donors under the age of 35. These donations will help us provide ACT prep materials for over 300 high school juniors, ensuring that 300 more students will have the same tools and coaching that their upper income peers have when applying for college. Read More >

Looking back at milestones from 15 years of results by degrees

December 18, 2015

College Possible has come a long way in 15 years! We’ve grown from serving 35 students to a national program that coaches and supports students from coast to coast. Check out a few of the milestones we’ve reached along the way. 2000 College Possible founded in St. Paul Jim McCorkell, a first generation college student, […] Read More >

Seniors are on an early start to college applications, beating the odds

December 9, 2015

College Possible Minnesota students submit over 4,078 college applications and have results to show Read More >

2016 Dream Big Dinner: Join Us April 14!

November 30, 2015

Co-Chairs Madeleine and David Lubar invite you to the 2016 Dream Big Dinner on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the UW-Milwaukee Ballroom. Celebrate Milwaukee college graduates and their community supporters. Find out more about the event, including sponsorship information.  Read More >

Philadelphia Reception For Friends and Champions

November 30, 2015

College Possible Philadelphia is thrilled to invite our friends and champions to a reception at The Logan Philadelphia Hotel! The event will be held on Thursday, December 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Monticello room. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Come join us for an evening of conversation and inspiration! Find […] Read More >

Big Names and Bigger Excitement at Chicago’s Inaugural Youth Summit

November 22, 2015

On November 18th, College Possible Chicago held its first annual Youth Summit for its inaugural class of students at the Chicago History Museum. The group of 134 low-income, college-bound juniors spent the day hearing from a lineup of inspirational speakers and college representatives about what it takes to get into and graduate from college. Read More >

Give to the Max Day: Celebrating 15 Years of Results by Degrees

November 12, 2015

College Possible turns 15 this fall! On this Give to the Max Day, we are celebrating over 1,500 college graduates and 15 years of results by degrees! Learn how you can celebrate with us.  Read More >

Omaha Community Partner of the Month: Nebraska Wesleyan University!

November 10, 2015

We are honored to recognize Nebraska Wesleyan University as our Community Partner of the Month! As a Bridge partner, Nebraska Wesleyan is dedicated to providing an exceptional education to diverse students. Learn more about their efforts to support and retain College Possible students! Read More >

College Possible Omaha Gives Back!

October 31, 2015

Almost 300 College Possible Omaha students and staff gave back to our community this Halloween! They volunteered over 1,200 hours with Open Door Mission and Keep Omaha Beautiful. Take a look at some memories from the Day of Service! Read More >

New Year, New School: Murrell Dobbins CTE High School

October 28, 2015

College Possible Philadelphia is growing: in our second year, we will serve two new partner high schools. We are pleased to welcome Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School into the College Possible Philadelphia family. Dobbins is a vocational high school located in North Philadelphia. Read More >

College Possible Twin Cities becoming College Possible Minnesota to reflect statewide impact

October 27, 2015

College Possible is launching three new pilot programs this fall to reach low-income students in foster care, in suburban or affluent communities, and across the state of Minnesota. College Possible–a national nonprofit dedicated to coaching promising low-income students to and through college–has achieved unmatched success in creating more graduates. The program, locally known as College […] Read More >

Why Do We Serve?

October 23, 2015

Over 200 AmeriCorps and VISTA members are serving with College Possible in 2015-16! Read why these idealistic leaders choose to devote a year to help promising, low-income students pursue their college dreams. Read More >

5 Things Low-Income Students Would Change About Financial Aid

October 22, 2015

As the First Lady introduces a new initiative to create more college graduates and the Obama administration moves to simplify the FAFSA, many Americans have responded with confusion; how could a bit of paperwork deter young people from attending college? In fact, the FAFSA is just the beginning of a complex set of obstacles low-income […] Read More >

Reaching across Minnesota

October 15, 2015

College Possible has launched a Tech-Connected pilot program to reach Minnesota high school students wherever they live. We know there are 12,000 students on free-or-reduced lunch graduating from high school each year who could benefit from our program. With your support we hope to reach 300 students with this pilot in its first year. Read More >

Serving suburban students

October 15, 2015

The share of families living in poverty in the Twin Cities suburbs is rising, and now exceeds the total number of families in poverty in Minneapolis and St. Paul combined, according to a recent Met Council report. This fall, College Possible launched a two-year pilot at Edina High School, funded by the Edina School District and community, to learn more about the unique challenges and needs of low-income students in suburban areas. Read More >

Expanding College Access to Portland Public Schools

October 7, 2015

This year College Possible Portland expanded to our sixth school: Madison. The students at Madison are excited for what this means for their future! Read More >

Why Do We Serve?

September 29, 2015

28 AmeriCorps and VISTA members are serving with College Possible Omaha in 2015-16! Read why these idealistic leaders choose to devote a year to help Omaha students pursue their college dreams. Read More >

Chicago students embrace College Possible

September 28, 2015

Student applications are rolling in at Marine Leadership Academy, Bowen High School, and Thomas Kelly High School, where AmeriCorps members serving with College Possible Chicago are reaching motivated students ready to make their college goals a reality. Read More >

What’s The Real Cost of College?

September 27, 2015

College Possible students offer proof that the only thing more expensive then college is skipping college.   Due to the soaring sticker price of college tuition, too many Americans perceive college to be out of reach and only for the wealthy. However, the scholarships and aid available to apply for college along with the higher wages […] Read More >

Realizing Opportunities at Carleton

September 24, 2015

After attending Carleton College, Carlos said he realized "that anyone can be a computer scientist." Now, Carlos believes the program opened the doors on what type of college he can go to. Read More >

Spirit Mountain Community fund continues support of low-income, college-bound students

September 24, 2015

The Spirit Mountain Community Fund has awarded College Possible Portland a $25,000 grant to help support our newest partner school, Madison High School. Spirit Mountain notes that "there are so many obstacles that can derail a kid's plan for college, and this program helps keep them on the path to achievement by working through or removing those obstacles."  Read More >

Camara Beats The Odds

September 23, 2015

“I remember President Obama calling us ‘the future of America,’” says Camara. “I've heard that saying many times but when the President says it, it has a whole new meaning.” Read More >

Introducing College Possible Minnesota!

September 8, 2015

In addition to serving 2,000 students at 25 metro area high schools this year, College Possible is launching a pilot program to serve 300 greater Minnesota high school students using technology to connect virtually. Now low-income high school students in any Minnesota community will have the opportunity to apply to our program. As College Possible […] Read More >

Watch: When College Is Possible

August 31, 2015

We asked students across the country: what happens when college is possible? Read More >

More Impact than Ever: the 2015-16 School Year Begins!

August 27, 2015

The 2015-16 school year is here, and the College Possible Omaha team is busy preparing to reach nearly 2,500 students this year! Learn more about how we are helping students get to and through college this year. Read More >

College Possible Alumna Joins Philadelphia Team

August 19, 2015

Influenced by her own experience with the program, Tika decided during college that she wanted to serve with College Possible after graduation. “We did not know anything about the college process because it was foreign to us. I am thankful for my College Possible high school coach and college coaches who aided me along the journey,” Tika said.  Read More >

An Incredible First Year in Philadelphia!

August 15, 2015

In its first year, College Possible Philadelphia successfully coached and mentored 150 high school juniors from four greater Philadelphia area schools! After such an amazing first year, we are looking ahead to more great things to come and are so grateful to have such engaged and passionate champions throughout the Philadelphia community! Read More >

Making Summer Count at Penn

July 31, 2015

College Possible students know that just because classes are out for the summer, learning shouldn’t end. Akalia Samms, a rising College Possible Philadelphia senior at Upper Darby High School, is taking advantage of her time this summer to participate in an internship in the University of Pennsylvania’s Genetic Lab.  Read More >

“Gates” Opens Doors

July 27, 2015

Two College Possible Milwaukee students from Hmong American Peace Academy are winners of the Gates Millennium Scholarship.  Read More >

Three students are beating the odds at the White House

July 21, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome 130 students—including three College Possible students!—to the White House’s 2015 Beating the Odds Summit on Thursday, July 23.  Read More >

Meet our 2015 College Graduates!

July 2, 2015

We're celebrating the nearly 250 College Possible students that are receiving post-secondary degrees this year! Learn more about a small sampling of our graduates' future plans! Read More >

College Possible Omaha Year-End Results

July 2, 2015

The students in College Possible Omaha have achieved remarkable results this year! The high school and college-aged students we serve have worked tirelessly to make their college dreams a reality.  Read More >

Omaha Community Partner of the Month: Summer Scholars!

July 1, 2015

We are honored to recognize the Summer Scholars program through the University of Nebraska at Omaha as our Community Partner of the Month! The Summer Scholars program provides a six-week academic experience for diverse, incoming high school seniors.  Read More >

Thanks to Our Dream Big Dinner Sponsors

June 26, 2015

A special thank you to our sponsors for their support at the 2015 Dream Big Dinner and throughout the year. You make college possible. Read More >

Milwaukee Board Chair Wins Governor’s Award for Service

June 19, 2015

College Possible Milwaukee Board Chair, Susan Mikulay, has been selected to receive a 2015 Governor’s Award for Service at a Madison ceremony on June 4, 2015. Mikulay will receive the Marty Stein Friend of National Service Exemplary Supporter Award presented by Serve Wisconsin. Read More >

Harvard at the finish line

June 17, 2015

Josh is the first College Possible student to earn admission to Harvard University. "Before College Possible, I didn’t have much figured out. I just figured I’d go to community college," he said. Josh graduated on June 11th from David Douglas High School. Josh's story and the challenges he and other low-income students face was illustrated in Willamette Week. Read More >

Freezing Summer Melt

June 10, 2015

Nearly 1 in 5 high school students who plan on attending college in the summer "melt" away before they arrive on campus in the fall, due to financial, logistical and social barriers to college enrollment. Through our innovative Summer Bridge programming, College Possible is freezing summer melt. Read More >

Omaha Community Partner of the Month: DREAMBIG Academy

June 9, 2015

We are honored to recognize the DREAMBIG Academy through the University of Nebraska at Lincoln as our Community Partner of the Month! The DREAMBIG Academy provides opportunities for diverse, incoming high school seniors. Read More >

College Possible Portland welcomes new executive director

May 27, 2015

Julie Mancini has joined the growing nonprofit as executive director of College Possible Portland. Julie comes to College Possible with a wealth of experiences, both in the non-profit sector, as a business consultant, and as an educator. Read More >

Omaha Gives! 2015: Donate Today!

May 11, 2015

Omaha Gives!, the largest day of charitable giving in Nebraska, is May 20! We are growing to serve more students in the Omaha area next year, and we need your help to make it happen. Our local board members are providing $15,000 of matching funds for Omaha Gives! This means every dollar donated will automatically double, dollar for dollar. Every gift matters in order to capitalize on all of the matching funds! Read More >

Bloomberg Philanthropies Features College Possible Virtual Advisee

May 8, 2015

Last year, College Possible joined a new coalition, led by Bloomberg Philanthropies, working to increase the number of high-achieving, low- and moderate-income students who apply to and graduate from selective colleges and universities. As part of a nationwide virtual advising effort, College Possible advisors have guided students across the country toward applying to and enrolling in […] Read More >

Omaha Community Partner of the Month: Millard South High School

May 4, 2015

College Possible Omaha is honored to recognize Millard South High School as our Community Partner of the Month! Millard South is joining the College Possible Omaha family as our newest partner high school. Read More >

Omaha Launch! 2015: Join Us on May 2nd!

April 15, 2015

This isn’t your average commencement ceremony.  On May 2nd, come ready to experience the sheer joy of students who have overcome great odds to make their dreams of college admission come true! There will be celebratory speakers, presentations, prizes for students and an atmosphere unique to College Possible Omaha complete with cheers and camaraderie. Community […] Read More >

OMAHA COMMUNITY PARTNER OF THE MONTH: UNO Office of Multicultural Affairs

April 15, 2015

College Possible Omaha is honored to recognize the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha as our Community Partner of the Month! The Office of Multicultural Affairs helps support the students we serve in countless ways. Read More >

Portland Launch! 2015

April 14, 2015

This is not an average commencement ceremony. Launch brings all 300 College Possible Portland students, AmeriCorps members, and parents together for a day of presentations, speeches, prizes and more! Read More >

Philadelphia Launch! 2015

April 8, 2015

College Possible Philadelphia is thrilled to invite students, families, supporters and partners to Launch! 2015, College Possible Philadelphia’s End-of-Year Celebration! Read More >

Announcing: College Possible Chicago

March 25, 2015

In partnership with local supporters and community members, we are bringing our proven model to a new city! College Possible Chicago will begin serving students in the 2015-16 school year. Read More >

Omaha Community Partner of the Month: Jamar Dorsey

March 23, 2015

College Possible Omaha is honored to name Jamar Dorsey as our Community Partner of the Month! Jamar works for Avenue Scholars and helps oversee all the efforts of Talent Advisors in high schools.  Read More >

Dream Big Dinner

March 4, 2015

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, College Possible Milwaukee will host its second annual Dream Big Dinner to recognize and celebrate our 2015 college graduates and community leaders who have made significant contributions toward ensuring that dreams come true for thousands of students in our community.  Read More >

Hope X 10: 2014 Annual Impact Report

February 27, 2015

We’re making good on our mission to help America’s promising low-income students become college graduates.  Read More >

College Possible Omaha Announces Local i3 Impact

February 6, 2015

Check out KETV's coverage about College Possible Omaha receiving the Investing in Innovation, or i3, grant from the U.S. Department of Education to study students’ motivation, persistence and resilience. Read More >

Spread the Love with Schmear It

February 4, 2015

Schmear It is a Philadelphia-based bagel food truck that features local causes and donates a portion of the proceeds to the organization. Each organization is responsible for creating a spread that reflects their mission. From February 2nd – February 15th, College Possible is Schmear It’s featured organization and for this limited time you can purchase College Possible’s exclusive spread. Read More >

Department of Education awards College Possible i3 grant

January 29, 2015

College Possible received its largest grant ever: $3 million from the “Investing in Innovation,” or i3, competition through the U.S. Department of Education. Read More >

College Possible Philadelphia Announces i3 Grant

January 29, 2015

College Possible Philadelphia is thrilled to announce that our organization has been awarded a $3 million grant from the Department of Education. This five-year grant—our largest ever—will support programming at 19 high schools across all of our sites, locally it will support our students at West Philadelphia High School. Read More >

The Service Solution

January 23, 2015

The College Success Corps coalition is made up of 12 leading national nonprofits working together to harness the power of national service to close the degree divide and provide the skilled workers America needs. Read More >

MLK Day

January 20, 2015

On Monday, January 19, College Possible Milwaukee participated in one of the nation’s largest day of community service, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. MLK Day is an opportunity for College Possible AmeriCorps members and staff to give back to the community that supports the College Possible program.  Read More >

From White House, College Possible Announces Plans To Expand Impact

December 4, 2014

College Possible has committed to serving more students in its current cities and new cities, engaging 50 new college partners to support low-income student success and leading the College Success Corps Coalition, which is advocating for a dedicated arm of AmeriCorps devoted to college success. Read More >

Support Students like Sofia

November 25, 2014

Sofia came to the United States when she was in second grade. Sofia had to work harder than she ever had before to learn English and stay caught up with her classmates. However, Sofia has not and will not let the obstacles in her life define her. Read More >

UPDATE: Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day 2014

November 11, 2014

Take Minnesota to the Max! Schedule your Give to the Max Day gift now or give during the 24-hour event on November 13. Your gift is an investment in Minnesota’s future that creates lifelong opportunities for low-income students and builds stronger communities. Read More >

College Possible Philadelphia Awarded AT&T Aspire Grant

November 7, 2014

College Possible Philadelphia has been granted $200,000 from the AT&T Aspire Foundation. In honor of this incredible gift from AT&T, College Possible Philadelphia will be hosting a press conference on Wednesday, November 19th at Parkway Center City High School. The event will feature College Possible student and coach speakers, local council members and community leaders, as well as a check presenting ceremony presented by AT&T’s Mid-Atlantic President Mike Schweder. Read More >

College Possible Philadelphia takes first practice SAT

November 7, 2014

College Possible’s first ever practice SAT was completed on October 25th at Upper Darby High School. College Possible students from across Philadelphia were awake in the early hours of the morning to participate in a College Possible rite-of-passage, the first of four practice SATs during junior year.  Read More >

College Possible Milwaukee Collects 3,400 Pounds of Food for Make a Difference Day

October 30, 2014

MILWAUKEE, WI – On Saturday, October 25, College Possible Milwaukee participated in Make a Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of service, by trick-or-treating for non-perishable food items to benefit the Hunger Task Force. Nearly 250 College Possible Milwaukee students, staff and AmeriCorps members traveled door-to-door in Milwaukee neighborhoods to collect non-perishable food items for […] Read More >

College Possible Partners with Bloomberg Philanthropies to Launch Virtual Advising Initiative

October 28, 2014

As part of a nationwide virtual advising effort led by Bloomberg Philathropies, College Possible, along with the College Board and peer organizations College Advising Corps and Strive for College, is deploying a squad of virtual advisors to support high-achieving, low- and moderate-income students across the country. Read More >

College Possible Wins Portland Monthly’s Best New Nonprofit

October 22, 2014

Portland Monthly Magazine honored College Possible with a Light a Fire Award for Best New Nonprofit at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday evening at the Portland Art Museum. These awards celebrate organizations and individuals working to make Portland more prosperous, beautiful, healthful and sustainable for all of its citizens. College Possible is among several […] Read More >

Students Embrace College Possible Philadelphia

October 16, 2014

Currently, only 12% of Philadelphia public-high school students graduate from college within six years of starting. College Possible Philadelphia has launched to make college happen for 160 high school juniors in its first year of programming. Read More >

Knocking Out Hunger

October 11, 2014

On Saturday, October 25 College Possible students, staff and AmeriCorps members will go door-to-door knocking out hunger on National Make a Difference Day! Service is one way College Possible students give back and express their gratitude for the generous community support that is helping them succeed. The entire day is full of excitement, as the large […] Read More >

College Possible Awarded $590,000 U.S. Treasury Contract for Financial Empowerment

October 7, 2014

This funding will help College Possible develop and evaluate the financial literacy elements of its program over the next three years, strengthening students’ financial capabilities and building on a tradition of rigorous evaluation. Read More >

College Possible ranked as top nonprofit to work for in Oregon

October 2, 2014

We are overjoyed to announce that College Possible Portland was listed on Oregon Business Magazine’s 100 Best Nonprofits to work for in Oregon 2014. For the small organizations category, College Possible was ranked 16th! College Possible jumped the charts as it was unranked last year. Rising to 16th from unlisted is an honor that comes with […] Read More >

AmeriCorps at College Possible: Apply by November 3!

October 1, 2014

Apply by November 3 to serve with College Possible! Read More >

College Possible Milwaukee Celebrates AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

October 1, 2014

On September 12, the College Possible Milwaukee team traveled to Oshkosh to celebrate AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary.  After a warm welcome, all 29 AmeriCorps members in attendance recited the AmeriCorps pledge during a nationwide swearing-in live feed from the White House. Guests then listened to some of the featured AmeriCorps guest speakers.  College Possible Milwaukee representatives, […] Read More >

Celebrating 20 Years of AmeriCorps

September 12, 2014

At the White House and events across the country tomorrow, College Possible team members will celebrate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps by participating in a nationwide swearing in ceremony. Nearly 900 AmeriCorps and VISTA members have served with College Possible since the organization was founded, helping 98% of College Possible students earn admission to college and graduate at 10 times the rate of their low-income peers. Read More >

Movie Night!

September 9, 2014

Grab your popcorn, stroll down the red carpet and join us for a free screening of First Generation, a film that tells the story of four high school students who set out to break the cycle of poverty by pursuing a college degree. These screenings are open to the public on October 1 at The […] Read More >

Meeting Her Match

August 25, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently featured the story of how Robin found her match through College Possible. Now a junior at Johns Hopkins University, watch how Robin became poised to earn a diploma. Read More >

College Possible Milwaukee Set to Expand over the Next Three Years

July 28, 2014

In the 2014-2015 school year, College Possible Milwaukee will launch “Scale Up 2 College,” an expansion plan that will allow the organization to increase its impact on the city of Milwaukee. Supported by a lead funder, the Burke Foundation, the Scale Up 2 College expansion will enable College Possible to serve 720 more Milwaukee students when it reaches fruition. Read More >

Making Summer Count

July 25, 2014

College Possible Portland students are working through their summer vacations toward their goal of earning a college degree. These students realize that being admitted to college is hard work, and that work doesn’t stop during the summer. Read how our students, with the help of their coaches, found ways to make their summers count. Read More >

Recap: Possibilities Challenge

July 3, 2014

In case you missed it, last Saturday, June 28th was the first ever Possibilities Challenge put on by College Possible Omaha. Teams of two competed across the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Dodge Campus trying to earn the most amount of points from twelve different challenges – some brainteaser, some physical, and some scavenger hunt.  […] Read More >

College Possible’s AmeriCorps team is growing: apply now!

June 24, 2014

Are you ready to sign on for a life-changing year? Our AmeriCorps team is growing, and we are looking to fill coaching positions beginning in August 2014! Read More >

College Possible Twin Cities wins Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s inaugural Eureka! Award

June 13, 2014

You have seen College Possible transform and innovate over the past decade, and through your support and partnership College Possible Twin Cities was chosen as the nonprofit winner of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal inaugural Eureka! Award! The Eureka! Awards were made to honor ground-breaking innovations in business, the arts, education health care, nonprofits and […] Read More >

Possibilities Challenge Registration Closes 6/23

June 10, 2014

The Possibilities Challenge is less than 3 weeks away! If you haven’t already, find a partner and get registered. Haven’t heard of the Possibilities Challenge?  The Possibilities Challenge is part brainteaser, part scavenger hunt, ALL hilarity and will send participants on a chase to earn the most points from a variety of challenges across the University […] Read More >

College Possible is Growing!

May 29, 2014

College Possible has received an appropriation through the State of Minnesota’s budget to grow this fall! The Twin Cities program will be expanding in Champlin Park High School, expanding to North High School in Minneapolis and adding two additional high schools. When a student joins the program, College Possible commits to supporting them for up to […] Read More >

Infographic: College Possible students are passing “the middle-class entrance exam”

May 28, 2014

By raising their ACT scores an average of 22%, College Possible students pass the "middle-class entrance exam." Read More >

College Possible Milwaukee Helps Students Clear Hurdles

May 22, 2014

Fox6 News checked in with two College Possible Milwaukee high school students and their high school coach at Morse.Marshall School for the Gifted and Talented. Watch how these students are beating the odds and going to college, with the guidance and support of College Possible.  Read More >

College Possible Milwaukee receives AmeriCorps grant

May 20, 2014

The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered College Possible Milwaukee's recent AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service and Serve Wisconsin to support College Possible's efforts. Read More >

College Possible is expanding to Parkrose!

May 16, 2014

College Possible Portland is excited to announce expansion to its fifth partner school, Parkrose High School, where a cohort of up to 40 juniors interested in earning a college degree will begin their journey to higher education this fall. With the addition of Parkrose High School, College Possible will serve 340 students with its intensive high school program next year. Read More >

Introducing College Possible Omaha Executive Director Arvin Frazier III

May 15, 2014

I am truly excited to be a part of the life-changing mission of College Possible. Taking on the mantle of this assignment couples my passion for educational excellence and human achievement. Read More >

Omaha Gives!

May 12, 2014

And they're off! College Possible Omaha is proud to be participating in Omaha Gives! - a 24 hour charitable challenge organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. The online giving holiday will take place May 21st from midnight to midnight. Mark your calendars because we will need your help! Read More >

Dream Big Dinner Supports College Possible Students

April 25, 2014

On April 24, College Possible Milwaukee celebrated its first college graduates from the Milwaukee program with its first annual Dream Big Dinner. The dinner raised over $18,000. These proceeds will support College Possible Milwaukee programming to serve low-income Milwaukee high school and college students. Read More >

Launch 2014! College Possible Portland’s End-of-Year Celebration

April 18, 2014

On Saturday, May 31, join us as we celebrate College Possible Portland's inaugural year and the numerous accomplishments of our hardworking students! The event will feature student presentations, performances and awards. Click the link above to learn more and RSVP. Read More >

Possibilities Challenge

April 10, 2014

Registration is OPEN! College Possible Omaha helps students overcome many obstacles to achieve their college dreams and now wants to put the public to the test at the Possibilities Challenge! Click here for 2015 information! Read More >

College Possible Joins Wendy Spencer, 1,760 Mayors in Recognizing Impact of National Service

April 2, 2014

College Possible is powered by national service. Yesterday, for the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, College Possible joined mayors across the country to celebrate the impact of national service in their communities. Read More >

Launch! 2014 College Possible Omaha’s End-of-Year Celebration

March 26, 2014

This isn’t your average commencement ceremony.  On April 26th, come ready to experience the sheer joy of students who have overcome great odds to make their dreams of college admission come true! There will be celebratory speakers, presentations, prizes for students and an atmosphere unique to College Possible Omaha complete with cheers and camaraderie. Date: […] Read More >

Wyneshia Foxworth to lead College Possible Philadelphia as Executive Director

March 25, 2014

Wyneshia Foxworth has joined College Possible Philadelphia as founding executive director. Wyneshia will drive the organization’s efforts to serve nearly 1,400 Philadelphia students by 2016, and lead College Possible’s newest site as it launches student recruitment in George Washington, Parkway Center City and Upper Darby high schools this month. The organization will begin serving high […] Read More >

First Person: What Does It Mean To Be First?

March 14, 2014

What does it mean to be the first in your family to experience college? Hear from College Possible’s first-generation students, their coaches and graduates. Were you first? Share your story. Huy College Student “I feel a strong sense of responsibility, being the first in my family to go to college.” Lacresia College Graduate “I’ve accomplished something and now I […] Read More >

Opportunity: Open It Up!

March 5, 2014

View our Annual Impact Report. Read More >

College Possible Milwaukee Receives $700,000 Grant from the Burke Foundation

March 4, 2014

The grant will support College Possible Milwaukee’s expansion into several high schools in the next three years in order to serve even more Milwaukee students. Read More >

Launch 2014! College Possible Milwaukee’s End-of-Year Celebration

March 3, 2014

This isn’t your average commencement ceremony.  On Saturday, May 10th, come ready to experience the sheer joy of students who have overcome great odds to make their dreams of college admission come true! There will be celebratory speakers, presentations, prizes for students and an atmosphere unique to College Possible Milwaukee complete with cheers and camaraderie. […] Read More >

FUEL Milwaukee Adopts College Possible

March 1, 2014

College Possible Milwaukee has been selected as one of ten Milwaukee nonprofits to be adopted by the FUEL Milwaukee Adopt-A-Nonprofit program this year! FUEL Milwaukee is a talent network that helps young professionals and leaders in Milwaukee engage with their community to create a vibrant and inclusive city and region. Read More >

Portland cohort will more than double in 2014-2015

February 28, 2014

College Possible Portland is currently recruiting 160 low-income high school sophomores interested in earning a college degree for its after school college access and success program. Next year, Portland will more than double the number of high school students served. Read More >

From White House Summit, College Possible Announces Philadelphia Launch

February 10, 2014

College Possible will launch its program in Philadelphia this year, answering policymakers’ calls for the growth of proven solutions to America’s degree divide. Read More >

In its inaugural year, College Possible Portland is getting students on the path to college

February 7, 2014

College Possible is creating a path to higher education for low-income students in Multnomah County. Read the article, “Program makes college possible for East County students” from the Gresham Outlook to see what our students have to say about the program, why a program alumna decided to become a coach, and how a recent Harvard study […] Read More >

College Possible expands options for low-income students

January 31, 2014

Westside High School features its new partner organization, College Possible Omaha, in how it’s helping low-income Westside students now and into the future. Click the link to read the full article in Westside Wired. Read More >

College Possible program expanding

January 29, 2014

Omaha Interim Executive Director, Michelle Torgerson, discusses College Possible’s expansion with Omaha NPR affiliate KIOS. Read the full article here. Read More >

College Possible recognized at White House summit

January 22, 2014

The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service featured College Possible's invitation to the recent White House summit on expanding college opportunity. College Possible's goals and results align closely with the initiatives of the president and first lady to increase college graduation rates for low-income students in the country. Read More >

College Possible opens the doors for young low-income individuals to access a college education

January 22, 2014

An overview of the College Possible program and a closer look into the role of the coaches at Omaha South High School, (Maddie Moore and Jessie Gotsdiner) as they support students on their journey to achieving a college degree! Check out the full article here (English)! (Spanish Version) Read More >

Apply for a life changing year by March 3!

January 21, 2014

“It seemed to be an energizing way for me to enter similar work through a focus on personal relationships. I remember being excited by the idea of working at a high school, with the chance to spend so much time with many wonderful, young and energetic people.” Read More >

Students from low-income families get help pursuing quality colleges

January 13, 2014

Read about how College Possible and other Omaha organizations are helping low-income students solve the problem of undermatching in the Omaha World-Herald.   Photo Credit: Rebecca S. Gratz/The World-Herald Read More >

You made it possible

January 13, 2014

Thank you for making 2013 an extraordinary year! We are in awe of all that you made possible. Your support means so much to College Possible students – more than ever before. Here’s to another great year working together to make brighter futures possible!  Read More >

A wise investment

January 12, 2014

College Possible has been selected by Philanthropedia as the top nonprofit in Minnesota working in the field of educational support for at-risk youth! Philanthropedia, a division of GuideStar, is focused on improving nonprofit effectiveness by directing money to and facilitating discussion about expert recommended high-impact nonprofits.  Read More >

College Possible Twin Cities recognized for excellence

January 12, 2014

If you believe in the mission of College Possible, if you’ve given your time and talent to see our students succeed, if you’ve supported our growth over the past 13 years… then this one’s for you! Thanks to you, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits selected College Possible to receive the 2013 Nonprofit Excellence Award!  Read More >

Reaching for the stars

January 12, 2014

A dedicated teacher first sparked Edem’s interest in science. He joined the 3M Science Training Encouragement Program (STEP) in high school and knew he wanted a career in technology. In college he transitioned to a Technical Aide position at 3M. Edem’s supervisors helped him develop critical job skills.  Read More >

40 Under Forty: Sara Dziuk

January 11, 2014

College Possible Twin Cities Executive Director Sara Dziuk was named a Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal 2013 40 Under Forty honoree! This award recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated exceptional business savvy, leadership and community involvement.  Read More >

College Possible Twin Cities has moved!

January 11, 2014

Since moving into our Syndicate Avenue office in 2004, College Possible has grown from serving 500 students in the Twin Cities to serving nearly 15,000 students across the country. Now we have moved to a new space that will accommodate the growth that you have made possible! Read More >

College Possible becomes Generation Next founding partner

January 10, 2014

College Possible has been recognized for its innovation and unmatched results! After a rigorous selection process, College Possible is one of just six organizations that will partner with Generation Next to close the educational achievement gap in Minnesota. This partnership comes with a grant renewable for up to five years to grow College Possible to additional Twin Cities high schools! Read More >

College Possible makes strides for Papillion-La Vista South!

January 7, 2014

The Papillion Times and Omaha World Herald featured a story about College Possible’s expansion to Papillion – La Vista South High School. Read about it here. Read More >

Two Nebraska based organizations receive federal grant funding

December 27, 2013

Congressman Lee Terry announces College Possible Omaha, along with Lutheran Family Services will be receiving funding for their AmeriCorps programs. Read the full story here. Read More >

Minnesotans Show the Lasting Impact of Service

December 26, 2013

Every year in Minnesota, more than 2,000 individuals dedicate an entire year of service to AmeriCorps, which has operated in this country since 1994. Minnesota’s AmeriCorps members leverage $27 million in private donations and recruit 70,500 volunteers through more than 2.3 million hours of service. Read how College Possible celebrates AmeriCorps week! Read More >

40 under 40: Sara Dziuk, College Possible

December 26, 2013

Sara Dziuk, executive director of College Possible Twin Cities was selected as a Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal “40 Under Forty” honoree! read her interview here. Read More >

College Possible Delivers: ‘Gold Standard’ Harvard Evaluation Findings Released

December 19, 2013

Findings from a rigorous Harvard evaluation show that College Possible’s approach to unlocking the academic potential of low-income students is effective, as students served are significantly more likely to enroll in a four year college. “The program is not only doing a good job—it’s doing a great job,” said Harvard professor Chris Avery, who conducted […] Read More >

AmeriCorps members make College Possible: Apply now!

December 19, 2013

Every year, College Possible’s depends on the passion and hard work of a new group of recent college graduates, who give low-income students an opportunity to have a college experience as rewarding as their own. Are you or someone you know ready to serve with College Possible? A growing nonprofit dedicated to college admission and success, College […] Read More >

College Possible freshmen face challenges and persevere

December 9, 2013

The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has been following four College Possible Milwaukee students through their first year in college. Near the end of their first college semester, these students reflected on their experiences so far. They have faced challenges in balancing academics, family demands and social life, yet remain enthusiastic about taking new classes and getting involved on campus. Read More >

College Possible Milwaukee makes positive impact on students and community

November 28, 2013

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently highlighted the positive impact College Possible Milwaukee is having on its student and its community. A study conducted by Harvard University researcher Chris Avery shows that College Possible’s approach to unlocking the potential of low-income students is effective and that students served are significantly more likely to enroll in a four-year college.  Read More >

Report looks at role of academic coaching, support in low-income students’ success

November 11, 2013

Jim McCorkell, CEO of College Possible, discusses the three-year study done by Harvard University on College Possible’s program with Omaha’s NPR affiliate KIOS. Read the full article here Read More >

Harvard Researcher Finds Thousands More Low-Income Kids Able to Make College Dreams Possible

October 31, 2013

ST. PAUL, MN - A new study conducted by Harvard University finds that the country’s educational achievement gap can be addressed through intensive, tailored coaching and support. The study, released today by Harvard researcher, Dr. Chris Avery and College Possible, is the first to rigorously examine the impact of a college success program using randomized controls, which are considered to be the gold standard of evaluation. The findings show that College Possible’s approach to unlocking the potential of low-income students is effective and that students served are significantly more likely to enroll in a four year college. Read More >

Nonprofit helps create opportunity, promotes college opportunity

April 30, 2013

The Gresham Outlook highlighted the strengths of College Possible’s curriculum and interviewed a graduate of the program, who will be returning as a high school coach this fall. The article emphasized the program’s recruitment efforts, which continue throughout May. Learn more by reading “Nonprofit helps create opportunity, promotes college education.” Read More >

Expansion in Portland promises to break cycle of poverty

March 22, 2013

The largest newspaper in Oregon featured College Possible Portland on the front of its Metro section. The articles focuses on the effort to bring a national college access and success model to the Portland metro area, current recruitment of high school sophomores and ambitions to expand the Portland program to reach even more students. To […] Read More >