We’re investing in students to build a stronger Philadelphia
About College Possible Philadelphia
At College Possible Philadelphia, we’re working to close the college degree divide. Since 2014, our college access and success programs have helped empower more than 1,500* students from disinvested communities on their path to a college degree. Our pioneering model matches eligible students from under-invested communities with near-peer coaches and an intensive curriculum designed to help them overcome the most common barriers to getting into college and completing their degree — all at no cost to students or their families.
Through our partnerships with area high schools and college institutions, together we are advancing college equity for the greater Philadelphia and Delaware counties.
Throughout this evidence-based programming, we also want to develop our students as dynamic leaders who exhibit grit, resilience and determination—instilling in them the confidence, skills and tools needed to succeed in college and beyond.
*Fiscal year 2021
In the 2020-2021 school year, College Possible Philadelphia served:
College access and success programs offered in Philadelphia
Our most comprehensive college access and success program. Eligible scholars receive at least six years of near-peer coaching support to navigate and overcome the most common barriers to getting into and through college. Learn more
Connects College Partnerships
Customized college partnerships to match, recruit, and support the college persistence and degree completion of College Possible students on partner campuses. Learn more
Partners in Success
A college access bootcamp model for partners who would like College Possible to facilitate college prep workshops centered around college knowledge, the application process and financial aid for a concentrated amount of time.
Thanks to our regional partnerships, we’re currently serving eligible students in the following schools. Explore your student’s eligibility or apply for coaching
School District of Philadelphia
Upper Darby School District
William Penn School District
College and Universities
- Cabrini University
- Cairn University
- Chestnut Hill College
- Drexel University
- LaSalle University
- Lock Haven University
- Manor College
- Millersville University
- Neumann University
- New York University
- Penn State University
- Penn State, Altoona
- Penn State, Berks
- Penn State, Brandywine
- Penn State, Hazleton
- Shippensburg University
- Temple University
- West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Contact us or get involved
College Possible Philadelphia
2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 303
Philadelphia, PA 19130
PARTNER WITH US
To explore how a College Possible Philadelphia partnership can empower your students, contact our program team at PHLinfo@CollegePossible.org to schedule an informational meeting.
MAKE A DONATION
If you believe that income and life circumstances should never keep young people from earning a college degree, consider making a donation. Your financial support helps us continue to expand our coaching and support throughout greater Philadelphia at no cost to enrolled students or their families. To make a donation, or to explore a broader funding partnership, visit CollegePossible.org/DonatePHL.
AMERICORPS: SERVE WITH US
If you know a current college student or recent grad interested in making a meaningful difference in the lives of youth, encourage them to explore a life-changing year of service as a College Possible Philadelphia AmeriCorps coach at CollegePossible.org/Serve.
STUDENTS: GET COLLEGE COACHING
If you know an eligible student who dreams of attending college and would like free support to find their best-fit colleges, build strong college applications, finance their education, and persist through graduation, refer them to CollegePossible.org/Apply.