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Stories

Our students are more than just their stories. Their success is the reason we exist.

  • Engineering His Future

    When asked about his next move, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee senior Josh Sharkey says, “I’m keeping my eyes wide open, looking ahead.” The computer engineering major is well on his way to a bright future by building an impressive resume of internships at home and abroad. Josh knew he wanted to study computer engineering before even […]

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  • Learning to Lead Beyond the Basketball Court

    “Feeling bad for people isn’t going to help them. I want to be in a position where I can actually do the work and make a difference,” says Lake View High School senior, Humar Gbadegesin. Humar, like many high school seniors across the country, is contemplating which college will be the best fit for him […]

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  • Purpose Driven Path

    Anwen Parrot had always been resistant to the idea of becoming a lawyer. Despite a lifetime of prodding by friends and family who cited her love of reading, writing and knack of philosophical arguments as proof that should would be a natural, it never sounded like an appealing profession. That was until she became a […]

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  • Meet Sana

    Like many young people, Sana Vang spent hours dreaming of her future career. In her case, she planned to be a nurse, thinking she could use her skills and training to take care of her mother if she became ill. But – also like many young people – she changed her mind when she got […]

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  • Meet Mackemeh

    Mackemeh has no shortage of plans for her future, and has the determination, dedication and passion to match. Currently a sophomore at St. Catherine’s University studying nursing, she has a lot on her plate during the next semester. Nursing classes will begin, and that means clinicals, community simulations, and working and observing in healthcare settings. […]

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  • Meet Kailey

    “The thought of college made me a little nervous and uneasy. It was kind of scary not having my future planned out,” recalls Kailey Tarkett, a recent graduate of Ralston High School and a freshman at College of Saint Mary. Like many students, Kailey heard about College Possible from her school counselor. She did a […]

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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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  • 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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