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  • 3…2…1…Launch!

    The UW-Milwaukee Union Ballroom was booming with excitement on May 14 as more than 150 graduating seniors from 15 Milwaukee area high schools brought the energy to Launch! College Possible hosts Launch as an end-of-the-year celebration for our high school students to cheer them on as they launch into the next phase of their lives. […]

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  • Ed Notes from Edie – A New Dawn

    The sun has been waking me up pretty early lately. As I lie in bed cursing the circadian rhythm, I’ve been thinking about transitions. There’s the smooth one we experience each day — from night to day, then back again. And then there’s the more difficult weather transition from spring to summer. But the transition that’s been […]

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  • Michelle Obama Surprises College Possible Students

    14 College Possible students got the surprise of a lifetime during a roundtable conversation about college in March. As students from three different high schools were seated in a circle discussing the challenges of first-generation college students, a surprise guest joined them. The door opened and former first lady Michelle Obama walked in, followed closely […]

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  • Two Oregon Students Join 2019 Class of Dell Scholars

    While there is no shortage of student stories we could share about winning incredible scholarships and awards, this year the stories of Faiza and Blanca stand out. Not because their stories have much to do with one another, but because both earned Dell Scholarships! In total, 500 Dell Scholarships were awarded throughout the country this […]

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  • Our Student Emergency Fund Keeps Students in School

    Barriers as small as an unexpected car repair or a broken pair of glasses can derail the college aspirations of students from low-income backgrounds. To address these issues, College Possible now has a Student Emergency Fund, which provides a one-time amount of up to $1,500, to cover temporary and unexpected financial hardship due to circumstances […]

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  • 5 Things we Learned from Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab

    5 Things We Learned from Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab During College Possible Philadelphia’s Champions for College Completion event on May 16, Executive Director Jen Weikert sat down with event honoree Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab to discuss her work and her perspective on some important topics affecting higher education. Here are five things we learned from their conversation: […]

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  • Champions for College Completion

    On May 16, College Possible Philadelphia hosted its inaugural Champions for College Completion, a cocktail reception celebrating students on their journeys to earning a four-year degree and honoring Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy & sociology at Temple University and founder of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice in Philadelphia, as […]

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  • Oregon Launches the High School Class of 2019!

    On Saturday, May 18, College Possible Oregon celebrated the accomplishments of high school seniors with our annual Launch! Celebration. Over 200 students, family members, College Possible AmeriCorps and staff gathered to celebrate the class of 2019. The keynote speaker, and youngest Metro councilor in Washington County history, Juan Carlos González opened the event with an […]

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  • Jim McCorkell on MPR News

    College Possible’s CEO and founder was invited to join two other higher education leaders on Minnesota Public Radio to discuss the addition of the Environmental Context Score to the SAT exam. The score is intended to give further context to test scores by giving college admissions staff and overview of a student’s economic, social, 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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