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  • Baseline ACT

    College Possible staff, students and AmeriCorps coaches woke up bright and early the morning of Saturday, October 6 for the practice ACT.  Overall, 322 students in 10 of our partner high schools took the baseline test which comes after a month of hard work by both students and coaches. Students will take three more practice […]

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  • Career Panels

    During the week of October 22 – October 26, College Possible students at Omaha Benson High Magnet School, Omaha North High Magnet School, Omaha Northwest High Magnet School, Omaha South High Magnet School and Westside High School had the opportunity to interact with panelists as they shared both their personal and professional stories. Each panel, […]

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  • Fall Service Day 2018

    Over 300 College Possible students, staff and AmeriCorps coaches joined together to volunteer at Open Door Mission for our annual Fall Service Day on Saturday, October 20. The group participated in various projects including sorting canned goods for the food pantry warehouse, toy sorting and making holiday bags, donation sorting at the Timberlake Outreach Center […]

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  • The Limits of State and Federal Aid in Illinois

    State and federal tuition grants are meant to lessen the financial burden of going to college. The federal Pell Grant and the state-level Illinois MAP Grant are examples of programs that have been set in place to assist students. The two combined, at their maximum amounts, aggregate to roughly $10k in tuition assistance and are […]

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  • College Bound, Together

    The idea of doing something new can sometimes be daunting, which is exactly how Karizma felt when she learned her family would be moving to a new city. She would be attending a new school, with new teachers, and would need to make new friends. Fortunately, her college aspirations were far from new and, prior […]

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  • Study Finds Factors in First-Generation Student Success

    Of the 19.9 million students attending American colleges and universities this fall, it is estimated that half of these students are the first in their families to attend college. These first-generation learners face a myriad of non-academic challenges in obtaining their degrees, leading to a graduation rate of less than 11%. What does this mean […]

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  • College Possible Launches Search for President

    National nonprofit access and success organization seeks to add to its executive leadership team. College Possible, founded in 2000, has named Koya Leadership Partners to lead its search for a president to join the executive leadership ranks of the national nonprofit based in Saint Paul, MN. The new position has been created to lead the […]

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  • Making Campus Connections

    Do you remember the first time you set foot on a college campus? Were you left breathless by the large buildings, by the number of students hurrying across the commons, by the sheer possibility those buildings and those students held? Many College Possible high school students have never had that experience. As they begin to […]

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  • So many ways to support students in Oregon!

    As we head into giving season, there are so many places you can support students earning college degrees. Here is a rundown of all the different ways you can support College Possible: Shop at New Seasons – now through Jan. 29, 2019 New Seasons Market has a generous Bag It Forward program, and two stores […]

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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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