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  • Energizing Catalyze Coaches

    In the third week of January, College Possible Catalyze coaches participated in a retreat at College Possible’s national office in St. Paul. The mid-year retreat was an opportunity for coaches to build community and skills moving into the second half of coaches’ terms of service, and included team-building activities, idea sharing and time to focus […]

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  • Celebrating AmeriCorps in Philadelphia

    Each year, College Possible celebrates AmeriCorps Week – a week designed to acknowledge and honor past and present service members’ commitment to their community. The work that AmeriCorps members do in their communities is invaluable and the sacrifices members make to do this work is admirable. The AmeriCorps experience is incredibly unique; it is simultaneously […]

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  • How Service Builds Leadership Skills

    Serving with College Possible was my first time working in an office bigger than 15 people (in fact, much bigger with 171 staff and AmeriCorps members in Minnesota alone). As a recent graduate, I started out feeling very unconfident in such a comparatively large setting and was convinced that my introversion and shyness made me unsuited for […]

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  • AT&T Grant Leads to Better Family Engagement in Oregon

    First-generation college students and their families share many misconceptions and uncertainties around the college-going process, concerns that can impact a student’s success. In fact, research shows those students whose parents are involved in their decisions have higher post-secondary enrollment and graduation rates. At College Possible Oregon, engaging families in our programming is key to the […]

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  • Apply for the Year of Service That Lasts a Lifetime

    College Possible makes college admission and success possible for students from low-income backgrounds through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Students are led by idealistic AmeriCorps members who serve as near-peer coaches, guiding high school juniors, seniors and college students. We also recruit Community Partnership Team Members who help plan different service events throughout […]

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  • College Possible Omaha’s Friendraiser

    You are cordially invited to College Possible’s Friendraiser. Please join us to learn more about College Possible and celebrate the successes of the students we serve! Appetizers and drinks will be served. Community Members: RSVP here! Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019 Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Short program begins at 6:15 p.m. Location: Blatt Beer & Table | 610 N 12th […]

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  • Omaha Launch! 2019: Join Us on April 27!

    This isn’t your average commencement ceremony. On April 27, come ready to experience the sheer joy of students who have overcome great odds to make their dreams of college admission come true! There will be celebratory speakers, presentations, prizes for students and an atmosphere unique to College Possible Omaha complete with cheers and camaraderie. Community Members: […]

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  • Youth Today Article Details College Possible’s Success Guiding First-Generation Students

    College Possible Philadelphia was featured in a Youth Today article about assisting students in navigating the college process. The article features College Possible student Camellia Brown, currently a freshman public relations major at Temple University, and her struggle to apply for college as a first-generation student from a low-income background. Over 80 percent of students from […]

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  • Mythbusting Student Success Barriers

    The recent report “The Truth About Student Success: Myths, Realities, and 30 Practices That Are Working” from the Chronicle of Higher Education provides excellent insights into the complexities of steering higher education toward greater equity. From navigating the nuances of the college admittance and decision-making process to the frequent sense of isolation that first-generation and […]

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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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