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  • On College Success Interview

    The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation’s On College Success blog recently spoke with our CEO and Founder, Jim McCorkell, about College Possible’s mission to make college admission and success possible for students from low-income backgrounds, and the role of near-peer coaching in helping them reach college graduation. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation have generously […]

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  • A Nation of Volunteers

    The latest results are in and volunteering in the U.S. is at its highest level yet, according to the 2018 Volunteering in America report by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). More than 77 million volunteers across the country contributed nearly 7 billion hours worth an estimated $167 billion in economic value in […]

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  • Warner Pacific University Leads the Way with Instant Warner Pacific Days

    Don’t you love it when you try something new and it works? Warner Pacific University’s newest initiative, Instant Warner Pacific Days, was created especially for College Possible students to encourage more college applications. Last month, an admissions counselor from the university visited all six of our local high schools in east Multnomah County during after-school […]

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  • Meet the Metro Coaches

    If you ever get the chance to walk the Metropolitan Community College – South Omaha Campus during the day, you may run into two College Possible coaches, Abbie Herbert and Arturo Rodriguez. Abbie and Arturo are located on the second floor of Metro Community College where they are available to support and guide their students […]

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  • Meet Gizela

    At just 18 years old, Gizela has done it all. While being the only girl wrestler on the Benson Bunnies wrestling team, a volleyball player, track and field athlete, dance team member, St. Benedict’s youth group leader and student council president, she still makes time to attend College Possible’s late session after sports practice at […]

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  • Learning to Lead

    As a Policy Associate for Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s office, Ikram Koliso has an impressive resume of professional accomplishments, but she remembers a time when she found it difficult to articulate her skills on paper. During her senior year of high school, Ikram worked relentlessly to translate her experience into a one-page document that […]

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  • Finding Her Direction

    Growing up in the greater Philadelphia area, Sarah Libros knew that there was a significant problem in her community surrounding education equity, but it was not an area that she expected to focus on professionally. After earning a bachelor’s degree in social and cultural studies from Goldsmiths, University of London, Sarah remained in London for […]

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  • Introducing New Philadelphia Board Members

    College Possible Philadelphia is pleased to welcome three new members to our site board. Sylvia Rivera – Joined March 2018 With a background in education, Sylvia Rivera serves as a programs administrator for the project management administrator for the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation. Sylvia holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from […]

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  • Meet Destiny

    “My College Possible coaches haven’t just helped me increase my ACT score and apply to colleges; they’ve made me feel confident in myself.”

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  • Meet Jessica

    “Making it through college, a step that people think is impossible for students with backgrounds like mine, is the most amazing thing.”

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