Building a brighter future for Milwaukee students since 2008.


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 2018-19 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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College Possible Milwaukee
1515 N. Rivercenter Drive, Suite 105
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53212
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  • Being Part of the Beloved Community

    Every month is Black History Month when you’re black. Just like every day is Pride when you’re an LGBTQ+ person. That said, it’s different for me to reflect on why I chose a term of service with College Possible. It’s not something I consciously think about. I don’t wake up and go to the Milwaukee […]

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  • Service Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” This quote speaks to the reason I chose to sign up for a term of service. When I was a junior at Hamilton High School I started in […]

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  • Back to School, Back to Work!

    After more than 100 hours of training, our coaches are ready to get to work supporting students and their goals of getting to and through college! 21 High School Coaches are working with 816 students in 15 high schools throughout Milwaukee. 12 College Coaches have been making phone calls to 1,380 students across 114 college […]

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  • New study confirms College Possible’s impact on students

    A three-year study commissioned by College Possible Milwaukee and implemented by Wisconsin HOPE Lab has shown that high school students served by the nonprofit are 30 percent more likely than their peers to enroll in college the year after high school graduation, and were more likely to enroll in four-year and selective institutions. “We see […]

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  • Run/Walk for College Possible students!

    Schlitz Park is hosting the Seventh Annual Milwaukee River Challenge with a scenic 5K run and two mile walk along the Milwaukee Riverwalk. The outdoor event will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. All proceeds from the race will benefit College Possible and our mission of getting Milwaukee students to and […]

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  • Lakeland partnership paves the way for more college grads

    Lakeland University and College Possible are proud to announce a new partnership that will pave the way for more Milwaukee students to enroll at Lakeland this fall, leading to an increase in college graduates in the region. Thanks to financial support from Lakeland’s new Cooperative Education program and the Bradley Foundation, 21 College Possible students […]

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  • Fifth Annual Dream Big Dinner is a smashing success

    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 […]

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  • Giving Back: The Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation

    “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 […]

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  • Students Show Gratitude by Giving Back

    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 […]

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  • College Possible hosts ‘On the Table’ conversation

    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 […]

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  • Two Brothers and Two Full Rides to College

    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. […]

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  • Protect DACA

    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 […]

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  • College Possible Secures $60,000 from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation

    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 […]

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  • College Possible wins AmeriCorps Program of the Year award from Governor

    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 […]

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  • High school students ‘Launch’ into the next level

    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 […]

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  • Celebrating another successful Dream Big Dinner

    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, […]

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