College-capable, low-income students are being left behind by their wealthier peers in accessing higher education. Many face a number of barriers to their academic success and lack resources to compete effectively for college admission. This disparity both perpetuates the achievement gap and threatens the vitality of our future workforce.
College Possible believes that helping students overcome these obstacles is the surest path to ending the cycle of poverty for them and for their families, thereby creating social change and meeting the long-term workforce development needs of the United States in an increasingly competitive global economy.
Across the country, every year there are at least 200,000 low-income high school graduates who are capable of attending college, but who do not go. College Possible is addressing this need through its high school program, college program and college planning workshops.