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  • College Possible Delivers: ‘Gold Standard’ Harvard Evaluation Findings Released

    Findings from a rigorous Harvard evaluation show that College Possible’s approach to unlocking the academic potential of low-income students is effective, as students served are significantly more likely to enroll in a four year college. “The program is not only doing a good job—it’s doing a great job,” said Harvard professor Chris Avery, who conducted […]

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  • AmeriCorps members make College Possible: Apply now!

    Every year, College Possible’s depends on the passion and hard work of a new group of recent college graduates, who give low-income students an opportunity to have a college experience as rewarding as their own. Are you or someone you know ready to serve with College Possible? A growing nonprofit dedicated to college admission and success, College […]

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  • College Possible freshmen face challenges and persevere

    The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has been following four College Possible Milwaukee students through their first year in college. Near the end of their first college semester, these students reflected on their experiences so far. They have faced challenges in balancing academics, family demands and social life, yet remain enthusiastic about taking new classes and getting involved on campus.

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  • College Possible Milwaukee makes positive impact on students and community

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently highlighted the positive impact College Possible Milwaukee is having on its student and its community. A study conducted by Harvard University researcher Chris Avery shows 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.

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  • Harvard Researcher Finds Thousands More Low-Income Kids Able to Make College Dreams Possible

    ST. PAUL, MN – A new study conducted by Harvard University finds that the country’s educational achievement gap can be addressed through intensive, tailored coaching and support. The study, released today by Harvard researcher, Dr. Chris Avery and College Possible, is the first to rigorously examine the impact of a college success program using randomized controls, which are considered to be the gold standard of evaluation. The findings 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.

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  • Nonprofit helps create opportunity, promotes college opportunity

    The Gresham Outlook highlighted the strengths of College Possible’s curriculum and interviewed a graduate of the program, who will be returning as a high school coach this fall. The article emphasized the program’s recruitment efforts, which continue throughout May. Learn more by reading “Nonprofit helps create opportunity, promotes college education.”

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  • Expansion in Portland promises to break cycle of poverty

    The largest newspaper in Oregon featured College Possible Portland on the front of its Metro section. The articles focuses on the effort to bring a national college access and success model to the Portland metro area, current recruitment of high school sophomores and ambitions to expand the Portland program to reach even more students. To […]

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  • Meet Destiny

    “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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  • 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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