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We’re investing in students to build a stronger Philadelphia

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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

Regional reach

In the 2020-2021 school year, College Possible Philadelphia served:

High School Students
Partner High Schools
College Students

College access and success programs offered in Philadelphia

Core Program

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

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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.

Our impact

Explore the meaningful outcomes our Philadelphia students are achieving – view our annual impact report
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College Possible Philadelphia case report

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Contact us or get involved


College Possible Philadelphia
2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 303
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Phone: 215-309-7300



To explore how a College Possible Philadelphia partnership can empower your students, contact our program team at to schedule an informational meeting.



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



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



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

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