College Possible is proud to have the support of many community leaders. Below you will find their words of support for our program and our students.
"Augsburg College is proud to have over 100 [College Possible] students as a part of our student body. As an organization, [College Possible] inspires high school students to achieve their dreams by providing a comprehensive plan paired with a mentor that provides support. [College Possible] graduates come to college prepared to learn, to contribute, to serve the community and to succeed."
- Carrie Carroll, Assistant Vice President of Admission, Augsburg College
"In this changing economy, it is vital that all American students have the ability to attend and to succeed in college. [College Possible] is helping to ensure that the doors of postsecondary education are open to Wisconsin's low-income students so that they have the chance to obtain a postsecondary education and improve their futures."
- Senators Russell D. Feingold & Herb Kohl, and Representative Gwen Moore (Wisconsin ) 5.6.10
"As Principal of Coon Rapids High School, I have seen the program's positive and life-changing effect on students throughout the Twin Cities and was thrilled to bring [College Possible] to our high school after seeing their outstanding results at the last school I led. While the program has been in our high school for only a short period of time, our students are already showing great strides in their path to college."
- Principal Jeffrey McGonigal, Coon Rapids High School (Minnesota) 5.04.10
"Recently I had the opportunity to meet with high school students participating in [College Possible's] programs at Harding High School in St. Paul. [College Possible] has a real impact in our community, resulting in more students entering and graduating from college."
- Representative Betty McCollum (Minnesota) 4.30.10
"By mobilizing America’s talented, idealistic and energetic young people, [College Possible] helps to train and inspire new leaders in education – teachers, counselors, professors, policymakers – many of whom represent and can help strengthen low-income communities. Serving as role models and guides within their own families and communities, these leaders will leverage firsthand experience in creating broad-based change from every sector, influencing private and public policy in a relentless pursuit to eliminate the achievement gap and improve the vitality of our workforce and our democracy."
- Gary Orren, Professor of Public Policy and Management, Harvard University 3.11.10
"As the founder and president of the Center of the American Experiment, I consider it my responsibility to identify innovative ideas wherever they are and help lift them up to the broader community. That is my relationship with [College Possible] in the Twin Cities. I have followed them since they started appearing in the news locally and have continued to be an advocate of the program in the community."
- Mitch Pearlstein, Founder & President, Center of the American Experiment 3.11.10
"[College Possible] provides total support and direction for our students. Students not only need access to college information but they need to know that someone cares. Our [College Possible] representative, Erica Spurgeon, has been there for our students even during the tough times. That is what our students need to succeed."
- Diane Hodel, Counselor, Milwaukee School of Languages (Wisconsin) 5.5.09