College Possible is proud to work with more than 800 students in Milwaukee at 14 partner high schools. Our students have an average GPA of 2.8, and more than 90 percent are students of color. Our students report an average annual family income of less than $25,000. College Possible expanded to Milwaukee in 2008. In its first year, College Possible Milwaukee served 53 juniors at three partner high schools. In the 2016-17 program year, College Possible Milwaukee will serve more than 800 high school juniors and seniors, 1,300 college students and over 2,100 9th and 10th graders through College Prep Talks. Through the generous support of local organizations, foundations and individuals, the program continues to grow and expand in Milwaukee area schools.
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On Thursday, April 19, College Possible donors, supporters and educational partners gathered to celebrate the fifth annual Dream Big Dinner. This event celebrates the success of College Possible in helping Milwaukee students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college graduation. Thanks to the generosity of the event’s nearly 450 attendees, College Possible raised a […]
“Strive every day to do what you want to do.” This was the advice Josh Gimbel gave a group of students during a recent visit to one of College Possible’s partner high schools. Gimbel is the president and CEO of the Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation and has long been supportive of College Possible. The […]
On a wet Saturday morning more than 100 College Possible students braved the cold to collect non-perishable food items as part of Make a Difference Day. The national day of service, celebrated on October 28, involved students from 13 area high schools who went door-to-door collecting non-perishable goods for Milwaukee-based Hunger Task Force. The students […]
What do a former police detective, an artist, the managing partner of Ernst & Young and a Milwaukee Area Technical College student have in common? These individuals recently gathered for a breakfast conversation hosted by College Possible Milwaukee about how we can improve our community. The discussion was part of a larger effort by the […]
Brothers Kou and Cha Vang are continuing a family tradition of going to college for free. Both brothers were awarded comprehensive scholarships to attend prestigious universities in Wisconsin. Kou will enroll at Marquette University in Milwaukee where he was awarded the Cudahy scholarship, which covers student fees, tuition, room and board, and a meal plan. […]
In this country we learn at a very young age to believe in the American dream, a dream that promises equity and opportunity, inclusiveness and fairness. This promise is even embedded in the document upon which our nation was first conceived: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that […]
College Possible Milwaukee’s demonstrated success has helped it secure a $60,000 grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The grant will help fund College Possible’s 2017-18 programming in five of its 14 partner high schools and ensure the local nonprofit helps more low-income Milwaukee students get to and through college. Specifically, the grant from the Greater […]
College Possible Milwaukee was named “AmeriCorps Program of the Year” at the Governor’s Service Recognition event on Thursday, June 8. The event honored outstanding national service participants and programs that have helped address serious social problems to meet their community’s needs. College Possible helps low-income Milwaukee students earn college degrees. Last year in Milwaukee, College […]
After a year of hard work on college essays and admissions, completing the FAFSA, scholarship applications and enrollment procedures, seniors are ready to make the transition from high school to college student. On Saturday, May 13, College Possible Milwaukee hosted “Launch!” – a celebration of the accomplishments nearly 800 high school students. Ilias Hassan, a […]
Here at College Possible Milwaukee, we’re still basking in the glow of an amazing night of camaraderie, story-telling and community. The 2017 Dream Big Dinner on April 27, 2017, proved to be another successful gathering to showcase the amazing accomplishments of our Milwaukee students. As a community of caring and idealistic individuals, corporations and foundations, […]
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: 80% of seniors have already been accepted to a 4-year college or university. 86% of seniors have completed the FAFSA, which launched in October this year to allow more time for […]
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.
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.
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“College Possible got me to where I am today. If I can help another kid realize their dream and get some of those obstacles out of the way, I have a responsibility to pay it forward.”