Preparing Chicago students for a future of growth, opportunity and equity since 2015.

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A richer, stronger, Chicago begins with more college graduates. By pairing low-income students with recent college graduates, the College Possible model will amplify existing efforts to support low-income students.

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215 W Superior St., Ste. 300
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This program is funded in part by the Corporation for National & Community Service and ServeIllinois.

  • 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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  • A Celebration of Students: Chicago’s College Decision Day

    This year, 210 College Possible seniors graduated high school and are preparing for their college journey. The third annual College Decision Day marked the beginning of their transition to college campuses across the country and celebrated two years of hard work culminating in an acceptance to a four-year university. Hosted by Google in their Chicago […]

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  • Spending Spring Break on Campus

    During spring break, more than 50 College Possible high school students explored their college options by visiting Western Illinois University and Goshen College. WIU, a school of nearly 13,000 students, sits in the heart of Illinois and is a stark contrast from the Indiana based Goshen whose enrollment hovers around 900 students. “Providing students the […]

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  • Income vs. Achievement

    For almost two years, Taylor has been working with her College Possible coach to prepare for college. As a current senior at Amundsen High School, she has maintained a GPA of 3.1, boosted her SAT score, received acceptances from colleges across the country and earned multiple scholarships. But we know that regardless of her aptitude, […]

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  • “It’s Payback Time”

    Joseph Pedott was a teen in need. After leaving home at 16, a local Chicago organization helped him get back on his feet and enroll at the University of Illinois. While in college, Pedott and a friend started a small advertising company producing television commercials for retail and automotive clients using the profits to cover […]

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  • Finding the right fit at Coe College

    Cammy’s college search began with two requirements: a strong creative writing program and a welcoming community. After touring several college campuses on her list, an overnight stay at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, made the aspiring writer feel at home. “I love how friendly everyone is at Coe,” Cammy said. “I wanted a smaller […]

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