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  • MLK Day Omaha

          College Possible staff and AmeriCorps members served the community of Omaha for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 21. For some, MLK Day is a day off but for College Possible it is a day ON to give back. Team members partnered with University of Nebraska Omaha’s Office of Civic and Social […]

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  • College Possible Omaha Open House

         Bright and early on the morning of December 11, our wonderful school and community partners across Omaha visited the College Possible office for breakfast and networking. This was a great opportunity to get to know the hardworking, supportive partners we work with each and every day who believe in the future and dreams of […]

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  • College Possible Successes Featured in Public Report

    We are proud to announce that College Possible is featured in the ECMC Foundation’s 2018 annual report.  In 2015, ECMC, which supports innovative and evidence-based programs, recognized College Possible’s commitment to collecting and using data to improve our model and outcomes and granted us $400,000 to help create our Chicago and Philadelphia sites.  Since then, […]

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  • Building a Foundation – NRG Student Profile: Hezekiah Grimmage

    Throughout the 2018-19 academic year, College Possible Philadelphia will be 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. As a […]

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  • Photos from a Day of Service

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” In honor of Dr. King, College Possible staff, AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA members had a day “on” where we served our communities throughout the country. From painting murals in Philadelphia to finishing houses in Milwaukee, College […]

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  • Service Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” This quote speaks to the reason I chose to sign up for a term of service. When I was a junior at Hamilton High School I started in […]

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  • Why We Serve

    Today, College Possible will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by dedicating a day of service to our communities in Saint Paul, Milwaukee, Omaha, Portland, Chicago and Philadelphia. I’ve been reflecting on some of the linkages between Dr. King’s legacy and our work here at College Possible. Last year, at this same time, the Huffington […]

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  • AT&T Aspire College Readiness Night: Engaging Families in Philadelphia

    Engaging families and trusted adults in a student’s college decision making is a key element to the $1 million AT&T Aspire grant to College Possible. The grant will help programs in Minnesota and Pennsylvania, including Penn Wood, Upper Darby and George Washington High Schools. In an effort to connect with students and their families, College […]

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  • Meet Kailey

    “The thought of college made me a little nervous and uneasy. It was kind of scary not having my future planned out,” recalls Kailey Tarkett, a recent graduate of Ralston High School and a freshman at College of Saint Mary. Like many students, Kailey heard about College Possible from her school counselor. She did a […]

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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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