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  • Supporting the Journey to Higher Education

    Across the United States, only nine percent of students from low-income backgrounds earn a college degree by the age of 24. This is a statistic College Possible Philadelphia donors, Ken and Linda Romanowski, find problematic and hope to improve. Both Ken and Linda have experienced first-hand the power of earning a college degree, and their […]

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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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  • Catalyze 2017-18 Partnership Outcomes

    Since its inception 18 years ago, College Possible has been focused on using data to drive and improve outcomes for students and partners. The newest program in the College Possible portfolio, Catalyze tracks and reviews the results of its programming in support of continuous improvement of service, curriculum and coaching for the campuses and students […]

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  • A Bolder Partnership

    Q&A with Gina Hausknecht, associate dean for student academics and the John William King Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Coe College. Being ranked in the top 20 percent of U.S. colleges and universities came as no surprise to those who work, study and partner with Coe College. The small liberal arts college in Iowa […]

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  • Portland Celebrates Its First College Graduate

    Since College Possible Portland was founded in 2012, we have been eagerly awaiting our first college graduate. Anyone who nurtures and supports the dreams of young people can relate to the hard work and dedication our coaches put into advising students, the persistence of our leadership team in identifying scholarship opportunities and the anticipation across […]

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  • Focusing on Results White Paper

    College Possible is featured as an exemplar of the meaningful use of data in a white paper entitled “Focusing on Results: How Nonprofits are Using Data to Improve their Communities.” A joint effort by Social Finance and Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders program, the report reviews the history behind the outcomes movement in nonprofits – […]

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  • On College Success Interview

    The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation’s On College Success blog recently spoke with our CEO and Founder, Jim McCorkell, about College Possible’s mission to make college admission and success possible for students from low-income backgrounds, and the role of near-peer coaching in helping them reach college graduation. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation have generously […]

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  • A Nation of Volunteers

    The latest results are in and volunteering in the U.S. is at its highest level yet, according to the 2018 Volunteering in America report by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). More than 77 million volunteers across the country contributed nearly 7 billion hours worth an estimated $167 billion in economic value in […]

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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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