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  • Student Spotlight: Yasin

    Name: Yasin Chowdhury High School: Franklin High School Graduation Year: 2020 Yasin Chowdhury dreams of becoming an astrophysicist. A recent high school graduate from Franklin High School, Yasin has been dreaming of enrolling in the  astronomy program at the University of Washington. He was raised in Bangladesh, a country south of India, where he was […]

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  • A Note from Our Executive Director – Why We Serve

    Each time I meet with an AmeriCorps candidate, I ask them about their “why”  – why they wish to devote a year of service to College Possible Milwaukee, when they could earn more elsewhere as a college graduate. Their answer reveals a great deal about the candidate including how they will likely approach their year […]

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  • Coming Soon! Corps Alumni Survey

    College Possible’s Data, Analytics, Research & Evaluation (DARE) team is preparing it’s first-ever survey of Corps alumni who served with the organization five or more years ago. Since its founding twenty years ago, more than 1,500 AmeriCorps members have served with College Possible (formerly Admission Possible) to support thousands of students from low-income backgrounds on […]

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  • Meeting Students Where They’re At: Constructivism and Self-Regulated Learning During COVID-19

    Gen Z is the most diverse generation of college students in U.S. history, one that values meaningful academic programs and support services like financial literacy and mental health. More specifically, for students from low-income and first-generation backgrounds, a college degree can considerably improve career opportunities, economic earnings and social mobility. [1] Throughout their undergraduate career, […]

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  • The Remarkable Returns of National Service

    A new study released by Voices for National Service has shown the benefits that AmeriCorps brings to society, program members and the federal government. The 2020 study conducted by ICF found a remarkable return on investment of $17.30 for every $1 in federal taxes. “National service has been an essential source of people power and […]

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  • Nine College Possible students awarded BGCM Scholarships

    Last month, nine graduating high school seniors in College Possible received scholarships from The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands Scholarship Program to use toward college. The mission of the program is to inspire and support the young men and women of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands through post-secondary education, internships, […]

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  • Making the Most of Summer with Transition Coaches

    School is out and even if things were “normal” and we weren’t in the middle of a pandemic, we would still be providing support to students throughout the summer. This year, it’s even more crucial with so many unanswered questions about what the fall will hold for schools and concerns about how students will be […]

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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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  • Meet Huy

    “If I could describe my experience as a college student in one word—it would be ‘amazing!'”

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