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  • Summer Bridge Addresses Summer Melt

    Each year approximately 10-40 percent of high school students accepted into a college or university don’t enroll in the fall. The phenomenon called “summer melt” disproportionately affects students from low-income backgrounds. The U.S. Department of Education says that, “the lower a student’s income, the more likely they are to experience summer melt because they lack […]

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  • Meet Our New Program Director

    Please help us welcome Jennifer Perrine to the College Possible Oregon leadership team. We are thrilled to have her on board and wanted to share a little bit about her with you! Jennifer began her career at Drake University as a professor. In her ten years there, Jennifer taught a variety of classes from social […]

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  • Finding Guidance – NRG Student Profile: Mitkumar Patel

    Throughout the 2018-19 academic year, College Possible Philadelphia is profiling four students thanks to a grant awarded by NRG Gives, a charitable-giving program sponsored by the NRG Retail Charitable Foundation. The grant awarded by NRG Gives will support more students in the greater Philadelphia area get to and persist through to college graduation. Throughout his junior […]

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  • Class is in Session

    Class is in Session: Social-Emotional Learning and College Success As higher education institutions work to support students in new and deeper ways, social-emotional learning has become increasingly relevant for student success. This semester, College Possible’s Catalyze program has invested in offering a graduate-level course on social-emotional learning to eleven near-peer AmeriCorps coaches who are supporting […]

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  • Using Technology to Create Community

    The integration of technology into higher education has changed the student experience at colleges and universities over the years and most recently, messaging apps are helping to create and foster communities across campuses. In a Chronicle of Higher Education article by Zipporah Osei, she writes about African American students from different campuses who started group […]

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  • Trends in FAFSA Filing: Importance of Filing Early

    The cost of a college degree continues to be a barrier to many students interested in a post-secondary education. This is especially true of first-generation students and those from low-income backgrounds. Many who work in higher education understand how important filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is, but when a student’s FAFSA […]

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  • Recruiting a New Cohort of College Possible Philadelphia Students

    College Possible Philadelphia is recruiting its next cohort of students in all six of its partner high schools. To be eligible to join the program, students must be sophomores who meet certain income requirements, have a GPA of 2.0 higher and have aspirations of attending a 4-year college or university. “We have been using different […]

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  • Skills4Success Prepares Students for What Comes Next

    On a sunny Tuesday in February, a small group of College Possible high school seniors and their coaches attended a Skills4Success workshop, hosted by board members Kim Irwin and Susan Mikulay. Kelly Roecker, Bartolotta Restaurant’s Director of Corporate Training, led seniors and coaches in exercises intended to build confidence and develop life skills that lead to […]

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  • Learning to Lead Beyond the Basketball Court

    “Feeling bad for people isn’t going to help them. I want to be in a position where I can actually do the work and make a difference,” says Lake View High School senior, Humar Gbadegesin. Humar, like many high school seniors across the country, is contemplating which college will be the best fit for him […]

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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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