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  • Shaking It Up for Students 2019

                 College Possible Omaha’s first-ever Shaking It Up for Students event was a great success. Over 20 College Possible college students and 40 Omaha area professionals gathered at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska on Thursday, March 7 to network and build connections. College Possible college students and Omaha area […]

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  • Leadership Transition at College Possible Minnesota

    After nine years as Minnesota’s executive director, Sara Dziuk is transitioning to the role of chief advancement officer at College Possible National, where she will lead fundraising, marketing and communications for the entire organization. With this transition, Deputy Executive Director Geoff Wilson will become the new executive director of College Possible Minnesota. “I am thrilled […]

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  • The Unseen Reason Students from Low-Income Backgrounds Drop Out

    There are a multitude of obstacles affecting college achievement of students from low-income backgrounds. A new article from POLITICO, “The Unseen Reason Why Working-Class Students Drop Out,” tackles the less recognizable. Even though most colleges are doing all they can to help these students succeed, graduation gaps still persist. A hidden reason for these gaps can […]

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  • Striving for Inclusive Excellence at The College of St. Scholastica

    One of The College of St. Scholastica’s biggest opportunities in the next five years is shaping its institution to meet the needs of the changing demographics of college students. The school is seeing an increasing number of students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation college students and students of color. With the help of strategic partnerships with […]

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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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  • 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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