College Possible has been serving low-income Milwaukee students since 2008. A study conducted by Harvard University researcher Chris Avery shows that College Possible’s approach to unlocking the potential of low-income students is effective and that students served are significantly more likely to enroll in a four-year college. Read more in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“Minneapolis is past the unproven theory phase of education reform,” writes the Star Tribune editorial board. “Encouraging reports have recently surfaced about two such strategies, developed and deployed by two homegrown Twin Cities nonprofit organizations, Project SUCCESS and College Possible…both attempt to land more low-income Twin Cities students in college and on pathways to productive careers.” Read more.
“Low-income students who participated in an individualized coaching program that helped them navigate through the college-application process were more likely to enroll in selective colleges and four-year institutions,” writes Caralee Adams in Education Week. Read the full article.
Inside Higher Ed reports on the findings from a randomized controlled trial evaluation showing a statistically significant increase in four-year college enrollment among College Possible students. “The findings could be significant in that…low-income students who enroll in more competitive colleges are more likely to land at institutions with better graduation rates, more financial aid, and more resources to promote their academic success,” writes Scott Jaschik.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has previewed results from a randomized controlled trial evaluation of College Possible. “After participating in the program, students set their goals higher, enrolling in four-year rather than two-year colleges and shifting from less-selective to more-selective institutions,” writes Chronicle reporter Katherine Mangan.
“Allowing capable, low-income kids equal access to higher education creates a richer, stronger America,” writes Jim McCorkell, College Possible Founder and CEO, for the NBC News 2013 Education Nation Summit. “Graduating more capable, low-income students requires continued mentorships designed to help students brave the unfamiliar, challenging territory of college.”
New York Times: Test Prep for Those Too Poor to Afford Kaplan Wednesday, November 16, 2005 “Middle-and-upper-class teenagers get lots of extra help in the college application process. But a nonprofit program…aims to give poor teenagers the kind of edge that wealthy students routinely enjoy.” Read the full article.