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  • A citizen of the world

    In the last two decades, the number of U.S. college students who study abroad has more than tripled, leading to a generation of young people with a heightened sense of global consciousness. Richard Esparza, a College Possible program alumnus, is a member of this generation. Born of immigrant parents; a triple major in international studies, […]

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  • Read our Annual Report: Together, We Thrive

    Last year, because of generous supporters, donors and friends, 30,000 more low-income students were on the path to a college degree. College Possible students achieved some amazing things: 98% of high school seniors earned admission to college. Our students earned $13.4 million in scholarships. We celebrated our 2000th college graduate! We are so grateful for […]

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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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  • The impact of a near-peer coach

    To many college students, a missing course prerequisite might be a mere inconvenience. But to a low-income student, a minor mix-up can quickly become a major barrier to persistence, retention and even graduation. This was the case for Jesse, a first-year student at Augsburg University. When Jesse received her class schedule, she realized she had […]

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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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  • National service improves educational outcomes

    College Possible was recently featured in a report: The Role of National Service in Improving Elementary and Secondary Education Outcomes in Low-Income Schools. This report was released on October 2, 2017 at a Capitol Hill briefing, hosted by Service Year Alliance, Voices for National Service and America’s Promise Alliance. The report, written by Service Year Alliance, […]

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  • A milestone in our college success program

    College Possible Portland has hit a major milestone in our college success program this fall. To best support our students, we are working to deepen our relationships with colleges and universities across Oregon. Thanks to our partnership with Portland State University, this year College Possible students attending PSU will be able to meet with their […]

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  • College Possible announces $20 million gift

    College Possible is pleased to announce an extraordinary new long-term funding commitment of $20 million from Ballmer Group in Bellevue, WA. This gift is the largest in the history of College Possible, recognizing our strong student outcomes; our successful, time-tested flagship programming; promising plans for transformational growth; data-driven approaches and focus on evaluation; and the […]

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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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  • 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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