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College Possible Philadelphia

Since 2014

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A richer, stronger, Philadelphia begins with more college graduates. By pairing low-income students with recent college graduates, our powerful model will amplify existing efforts to support low-income students.

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College Possible Philadelphia
2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 303
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130

Phone: 215-309-7300

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  • Randolph FAFSA Challenge

    College Possible Philadelphia has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) to help support students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during the 2017-18 school year. Through this district-wide FAFSA Completion Challenge, College Possible Philadelphia’s college coaches provide coaching and support to seniors at A. Philip Randolph Career and Technical High […]

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  • 98.1 WOGL: Philadelphia Agenda

    Brad Segall, of 98.1 WOGL, recently spoke with Executive Director Jen Weikert during a segment of the Philadelphia Agenda. She was joined by Community College of Philadelphia student Aldrin Reginald and his college coach Avere Scurry. Aldrin shared his story of wanting to go to college, and the support he has received from College Possible […]

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  • AmeriCorps Week: College Possible Philadelphia

    Every year AmeriCorps Week celebrates AmeriCorps members past and present for their dedication and commitment to “Get Things Done.” College Possible Philadelphia sat down to speak with four current AmeriCorps members and an AmeriCorps alum. Each day we will be sharing their stories of service and gratitude. Kelly Smemo – College Community Partners Team Member When […]

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  • Gaining Appreciation

    As Jared Deveau prepared for college graduation, he contemplated how he wanted to begin his career. “After college, I wanted to go into the education field, but I also wanted to give back,” says Jared, a high school junior coach at Jules E. Mastbuam and Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School in Philadelphia, […]

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  • College Possible Philadelphia Comcast Newsmakers Interview

    During a recent interview with Comcast Newsmakers’ Jill Horner, Executive Director Jen Weikert spoke about how College Possible Philadelphia is closing the degree divide in Philadelphia. As she explained, “jobs of the future will require a college degree.” Watch as Jen discussed how College Possible Philadelphia supports students who have college aspirations and have overcome […]

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  • A Future in Silicon Valley

    While many people are spending time searching Google for their next job, Penn Wood High School Senior Nieme Brooker plans to make Google his next job. “Growing up, I loved playing video games. Around eighth grade I started to get really interested in how video games were created. How can you tell a computer to […]

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  • It’s a Matter of Degrees: Cocktails and Conversation

    On Monday, January 29, College Possible Philadelphia hosted It’s a Matter of Degrees, a cocktail reception at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for its donors, board members, school and university partners and friends. The event highlighted College Possible Philadelphia’s work in helping to close the degree divide and assist in workforce development. It […]

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  • College Possible Philadelphia Temple Food Pantry Donation

    During its first event of the New Year, It’s a Matter of Degrees: Cocktails and Conversation, College Possible Philadelphia utilized its platform to shed light on the growing concern of food scarcity on college campuses across America. Guests were invited to bring nonperishable goods to be donated to Temple University’s first on-campus food pantry. An estimated […]

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  • College Possible Philadelphia iHeartRadio Interview

    Executive Director Jen Weikert recently spoke with iHeartRadio’s Loraine Morrill about College Possible’s work in the Greater Philadelphia area. She was joined by Cabrini University Freshman and College Possible student Chama Imani. Jen touched upon her own experience as a first-generation college student and how it resonates with the work she is doing today. Chama […]

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  • “I have the work ethic to do whatever I want”

    “I want to be a heart surgeon and open my own dance studio by age 20,” Upper Darby High School Senior Missy says with a vibrant determination. From a very early age, Missy has had two constants in her life: dance and hospitals. “I picked up dancing very young. My parents let me start going […]

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  • College Possible talks to NBC10’s Erin Coleman

    College Possible Philadelphia Executive Director Jen Weikert spoke with NBC10 News anchor Erin Coleman about the work that the organization is doing in the Philadelphia area to coach and support students. She also addressed the importance of a college degree to be more competitive in today’s workforce. Cabrini University Freshman Chama Imani spoke about her […]

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  • Making the Move to Philadelphia

    When Sarah Barry decided to move from her home state of North Carolina to Philadelphia to serve with College Possible, she was taking a risk. “My background is not in education,” says Sarah. “I was a psychology major in college. During my senior year at the University of North Carolina, a professor showed my class […]

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