When more people are able to achieve their goal of earning a college degree, we all benefit. College graduates help build thriving economies, strong workplaces and vibrant communities.
Yet, research shows that there are major financial, academic and social factors that unfairly influence who earns a college degree, and who doesn’t. Together, these barriers create a degree divide, where low-income students are far less likely to earn a degree than their higher-income peers.
Whether you’re a long-time partner or hearing about us for the first time, we hope to see you there! Click on your desired location below to register.
Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis
Tuesday, March 27, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Como Park Senior High School, St. Paul
Wednesday, March 28, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Armstrong High School, Plymouth
Thursday, April 5, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Community Days Experience
By attending Community Days, you’ll have the opportunity to meet others who are interested in educational equity in Minnesota while learning more about College Possible’s role in closing the degree divide in your community. Most importantly, you’ll be able to hear directly from students, coaches and staff about their experiences through observation and conversation. You’ll also leave these events with some simple ways you can make a difference by promoting education equality in your community.
Questions? Contact Helen at EventsMN@collegepossible.org or 651-287-2203
College Possible is a nationally-growing nonprofit organization making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Findings of a recent Harvard University study show that College Possible’s approach to unlocking the potential of low-income students is effective and that students served are significantly more likely to enroll in a four year college.
Read their story
“My College Possible coaches haven’t just helped me increase my ACT score and apply to colleges; they’ve made me feel confident in myself.”
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“Making it through college, a step that people think is impossible for students with backgrounds like mine, is the most amazing thing.”