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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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Staying on track with College Possible

During a “normal” academic year, Natalia (Nat) and her College Possible coach, Kate, would be celebrating Nat’s decision to enroll at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in person. However, even during a pandemic, their enthusiasm for Nat’s college decision…

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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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Meet Anwen

Anwen Parrot had always been resistant to the idea of becoming a lawyer. Despite a lifetime of prodding by friends and family who cited her love of reading, writing and knack of philosophical arguments as proof that she would be…

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Photos from a Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” In honor of Dr. King, College Possible staff, AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA members had a day "on" where we served our…

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Making Campus Connections

Do you remember the first time you set foot on a college campus? Were you left breathless by the large buildings, by the number of students hurrying across the commons, by the sheer possibility those buildings and those students held?…

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