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  • College Possible Oregon Executive Director Julie Mancini Announces Departure

    Mancini’s six-year tenure at College Possible helped expand access to and success in college for underserved students across Oregon. College Possible Oregon announced that Executive Director Julie Mancini will be leaving in June 2020. Mancini’s contributions to College Possible Oregon were invaluable and her leadership resulted in the program’s statewide expansion and increase in the […]

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  • Where Are They Now? Shaping the Future Leaders of Higher Education

    A Q&A with Cassandra Rolin, former College Possible success coach (2016-2017) and current assistant director career coach at the College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University.  College Possible is a proud AmeriCorps organization, powered by talented and idealistic AmeriCorps members who serve as near-peer coaches to college students from low-income backgrounds. As recent college […]

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  • College Possible Philadelphia Receives $20,000 Grant from the Philadelphia Foundation

    College Possible Philadelphia announced it has received a $20,000 grant from the Walter E. Hering Fund #2 of the Philadelphia Foundation. The funds will go to support College Possible Philadelphia’s high school program, which serves 341 students in six schools located in Philadelphia and Delaware counties. Overall, College Possible Philadelphia provides its services and auxiliary […]

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  • Fortune Op-Ed: How to combine entrepreneurial innovation and state power to solve major social problems

    College Possible was mentioned in an Fortune Op-Ed by Shirley Sagawa with America Forward. Sagawa highlighted College Possible student’s 98% acceptance rate into college and our efforts to help students from low-income backgrounds earn a degree. “Across America, social entrepreneurs are marrying social justice goals with data-driven practices to change the equation for people trapped […]

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  • Making Career Development Central to the Student Experience at St. Catherine University

    What comes after college graduation? To find that first full-time job, students need to know what career options exist, start building a resume with skills and experiences and have access to professional networks that can help uncover the next step. While many students have access to these opportunities through family and friends, these avenues are often unavailable […]

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  • United to Move America Forward Playbook

    College Possible is proud to be part of the America Forward Coalition of social entrepreneurs and to be recognized for our innovative and results-based approach to solving the degree divide. America Forward, a pioneering venture philanthropy organization that invests in social entrepreneurs and systems-change initiatives, recently released a handbook for policymakers who are committed to […]

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  • A Side Hustle for Good

    Angela Scott and her husband Jeff share a passion for vintage fashion and bringing it back into circulation. Rematch Vintage is their Etsy store founded to combat fast-fashion pollution and reduce contamination of the Earth’s resources. What started with a few garments quickly developed into a loyal following and they decided to give back a […]

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  • Unforgettable Moments: Serving with AmeriCorps

    Within the first week of my term as a high school senior coach with College Possible, I met a student who was passionate about nursing. During session, she pulled me aside. Wide-eyed and determined, she told me she wanted to be a pediatric oncologist and had her heart set on a particular nursing program at […]

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  • Meet Jessica

    “Making it through college, a step that people think is impossible for students with backgrounds like mine, is the most amazing thing.”

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  • Meet Huy

    “If I could describe my experience as a college student in one word—it would be ‘amazing!'”

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