As an AmeriCorps organization, College Possible seeks college graduates to serve for one year in roles dedicated to empowering students from low-income backgrounds on their path to and through college. Our rigorously tested near-peer coaching model earns top-of-field results that have helped 98 percent of our students earn admission to college, and supported 52 percent of our enrolled students through graduation; a rate twice as high as their peers from low-income backgrounds. This is your chance to join our efforts to break the cycle of poverty and give motivated students the opportunity to thrive!
College Possible offers you a variety of ways to be involved, with positions ranging from high school coaches to grant writers to event coordinators. As a College Possible AmeriCorps member, you will not only gain valuable experience for your next job or graduate school plans; you will make a lasting impact in your community.
High School and College Tech Connected Coaches
Support high school and college students in achieving their goal of college graduation through one-on-one coaching and support via phone, email and other technological platforms. This opportunity allows you to work in an office environment with other college graduates committed to serving their communities! You will accomplish this by:
Campus Based High School and College Coaches
Support high school and college graduates in achieving their goal of college graduation through in-person coaching and support. In this role, you will coach and support a group of students at their high school or college campus. You will support these students by:
Community Partnerships Team Member
In an office setting, you will build and support partnerships that help College Possible better serve our students. This may include:
AmeriCorps VISTA Positions (St. Paul, Philadelphia and Chicago)
Compensation includes a living allowance, health care coverage and an approximately $6,095 end of service education award that can be used to repay federal student loans or pay future education expenses. Student loans may be deferred during the 10- or 12-month commitment (depending on position). An early August 2019 start date is required.
Bachelor’s degree required. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated leadership skills, a high level of achievement in academics, employment or other pursuits, and a commitment to the mission of College Possible. We welcome candidates of all academic majors to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals and conduct all possible activities in fully accessible settings. Alternative application formats are available upon request by contacting Chad Karlsson at CKarlsson@collegepossible.org.
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.”
Read their story
“Making it through college, a step that people think is impossible for students with backgrounds like mine, is the most amazing thing.”