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We envision a day when the future of America's children is determined solely by their talent, motivation and effort.

  • Empowering Thriving and Engaged Graduates

    For 20 years, College Possible has been at the forefront of college access and success, helping students from low-income backgrounds break the cycle of poverty and close the degree divide. Multiple evaluations, including a Harvard randomized control trial, have demonstrated that College Possible students are more likely to go to college and earn a degree that their peers from low-income backgrounds. “The evidence suggests the best pathway to increased economic and social mobility is a good education,” said College Possible…
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  • Fostering First-Generation Student Success at St. Cloud State University

    A Q&A with Precious Palmer, assistant director of multicultural student services and College Possible program lead at St. Cloud State University. Nearly 56 percent of college-bound seniors are first- generation students. Colleges and universities are championing first-generation students by providing additional support for them in their transition from high school to college. College Possible and St. Cloud State University partnered in the spring of 2016 to  students from low-income and first-generation backgrounds through near-peer success coaching. In conjunction with College Possible’s…
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  • Low-Income Students Need Equitable Experiences, Not Just Free Tuition

    "More low-income students than ever before are now attending college — and that’s a good thing. Their experiences, however, are still far from equitable. Too few receive the support they need to build the social capital necessary to succeed alongside wealthier peers, who stand on the shoulders of college-educated parents and family members." Jim McCorkell, College Possible’s CEO and founder, shared his thoughts on the gaps that exist for students from low-income backgrounds and what colleges can do to create…
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