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Meet Kryssy

“When I first smelled it, I knew College Possible was for me,” said Kryssy, a first-year student at the University of Illinois-Chicago and College Possible student. “It” was the scent of pizza, which often filled the computer lab at Lake…

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Meet Jerry

Name: Jerry Rideout Hometown: Milwaukee, WI School: Minnesota State University, Mankato Class of 2019 When Jerry Rideout was in high school he never gave a lot of thought to attending college. “Growing up, going to college was never really in the conversation; I…

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Meet Cherkos

Cherkos Dessalegn moved to the United States with his family during high school and dreamed of attending college. However, navigating the higher education system isn’t easy and Cherkos knew he needed help to reach his goal. That’s when he found College…

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Meet Pa Kong

With a new school and AmeriCorps service year underway, we want to highlight the importance of service and community. Through a series of three stories, we are recognizing College Possible Minnesota student alumni who have dedicated their time to service,…

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Meet Sue

With a new school and AmeriCorps service year underway, we want to highlight the importance of service and community. Through a series of three stories, we are recognizing College Possible Minnesota student alumni who have dedicated their time to service,…

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Meet Tenzin

With a new school and AmeriCorps service year underway, we want to highlight the importance of service and community. Through a series of three stories, we are recognizing College Possible Minnesota student alumni who have dedicated their time to service,…

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Meet Keng

Although he had big dreams for his future, Keng Xiong didn’t feel prepared for the next step after high school. With a friend’s encouragement, Keng applied for College Possible. He became part of the Navigate program, which uses a virtual…

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Meet Josh

When asked about his next move, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee senior Josh Sharkey says, “I’m keeping my eyes wide open, looking ahead.” The computer engineering major is well on his way to a bright future by building an impressive resume of…

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Meet Humar

“Feeling bad for people isn’t going to help them. I want to be in a position where I can actually do the work and make a difference,” says Lake View High School senior, Humar Gbadegesin. Humar, like many high school…

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