• “College Possible was there for me.”

    Cherkos Dessalegn moved to the United States with his family during high school and dreamed of attending college. However, navigating the higher education system isn’t easy and Cherkos knew he needed help to reach his goal. That’s when he found College Possible. “I really needed this type of program. A program that could help me navigate […]

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  • From Student to Coach: Jerry Rideout is Taking Advantage of Opportunity

    When Jerry Rideout was in high school he never gave a lot of thought to attending college. “Growing up, going to college was never really in the conversation; I never considered it as an actual possibility,” Jerry explained. Now a graduate from Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a degree in communications, Jerry has his eyes […]

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  • Helping Students Navigate Financial Vulnerability at California State University, Stanislaus

    A Q&A with Ashley Mansfield, student success coordinator and College Possible program lead at California State University (CSU), Stanislaus. Financial management is one pillar of the College Possible coaching curriculum. Through weekly virtual trainings on topics ranging from FAFSA verification to responding to students with food or housing insecurity, success coaches learn the ins and […]

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  • College Possible Students Receive College Admission at Chicago Scholars Forum

    High school seniors from across Chicago gathered Oct. 22 at Navy Pier for the opportunity to meet and interview with highly selective colleges and universities from across the country. Hosted by Chicago Scholars, the 2019 On-Site Admissions Forum brought representatives of 190 different institutions to the students, many of whom received same-day acceptances and scholarship […]

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  • Streamlined Giving: Donor Advised Funds

    A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is an avenue for donors to connect with nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations like College Possible. DAFs provide a flexible way for donors to pass money through to a charity, which absorbs management of the funds. For donors utilizing a DAF, there are many benefits, including: DAFs can only distribute to 501(c)(3) […]

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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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  • Meet Huy

    “If I could describe my experience as a college student in one word—it would be ‘amazing!'”

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