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Coach Spotlight: Kevin Bautista

For Kevin Bautista, serving as an AmeriCorps coach with College Possible Chicago means providing students the same support he once needed as a first-generation college student. In high school, he remembers feeling stressed about how to navigate the process. “Since…

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Meet Bryan

When Bryan graduated from Amundsen High School this past spring, he knew he was one step closer to achieving his dream of becoming a registered nurse. Now in his first semester at Malcom X College, he is working to make…

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Chicago Welcomes 2021-22 AmeriCorps!

On August 23, College Possible Chicago welcomed our newest team of AmeriCorps coaches. Over the past three weeks, coaches participated in intensive trainings introducing them to the College Possible coaching model and curriculum and also familiarizing them with the needs…

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Meet Camila

From a young age, Camila dreamed of having a positive impact on the world. Inspired by her early love of animals and nature, she enrolled in the most challenging science courses her high school offered and began planning for a…

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From Mentee to Mentor

Although Erik cared about his grades and wanted to succeed in high school, he never really imagined himself going to college. However, as his older sister explored her college options he tagged along with her and with each campus visit,…

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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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