College Possible Omaha was proud to serve more than 734 high school students in the Omaha area at 10 partner high schools in six different districts for the 2018-2019 academic year.
More than 1,200 college students from the Omaha site are enrolled at 71 colleges and universities regionally and across the country, and nearly 80 percent of our students will be the first in their family to attend college.
College Possible Omaha was founded during the 2011-12 school year. Thirty-two AmeriCorps members currently serve through the site.
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What are your college colors? For many in Omaha, they include red, black or gold. On Friday, Aug. 30, College Possible Omaha staff and ServeNebraska AmeriCorps members wore their school colors to celebrate national College Colors Day, an annual day that recognizes colleges and universities. This day occurs each year the Friday before Memorial Day. The […]
College Possible student Roshan Spakota of Omaha was 5 years old when he and his family immigrated to the United States. Roshan was born in Nepal, but the country’s civil war led his parents searching for a safer place to live and raise their four children. Twelve years later, the recent Omaha Westside High School graduate and […]
College Possible high school students Matthew Brown, Blut Thaw and Has (Amber) Paw Moo of Omaha Northwest High Magnet School stand in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. The three were selected for the Nebraska Civic Leadership Program that teaches public high school students about local, state and federal government and the role […]
We are pleased to announce the appointment of College Possible’s first president, Craig Robinson, a nonprofit executive with more than twenty years of experience in education leadership and practice. “College Possible is building on 20 years of experience, expanding into new communities, and partnering with institutions in ways that enable us to extend our reach […]
College Possible Omaha continued its community partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha in June for the third year in a row. Nearly 30 College Possible staff and AmeriCorps members volunteered in an annual day of service June 13 on Evans Street in North Omaha. This year’s home projects included siding and roofing. It was […]
College Possible Omaha had 121 reasons to be thankful this spring. The organization raised $37,800 from 121 individual donors on May 22 during the annual Omaha Gives! community philanthropy day. “We are extremely grateful for the support of our family, friends and the Omaha community as we continue to provide area students with the opportunity […]
14 College Possible students got the surprise of a lifetime during a roundtable conversation about college in March. As students from three different high schools were seated in a circle discussing the challenges of first-generation college students, a surprise guest joined them. The door opened and former first lady Michelle Obama walked in, followed closely […]
Barriers as small as an unexpected car repair or a broken pair of glasses can derail the college aspirations of students from low-income backgrounds. To address these issues, College Possible now has a Student Emergency Fund, which provides a one-time amount of up to $1,500, to cover temporary and unexpected financial hardship due to circumstances […]
The cost of a college degree continues to be a barrier to many students interested in a post-secondary education. This is especially true of first-generation students and those from low-income backgrounds. Many who work in higher education understand how important filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is, but when a student’s FAFSA […]
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