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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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Meet Latrice

“I will graduate. I will become a lawyer. I will achieve my dreams.” Since Latrice was a young girl, she has dreamed of becoming a lawyer—first for the military, and then for kids in foster care. That dream provided the…

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Income vs. Achievement

For almost two years, Taylor has been working with her College Possible coach to prepare for college. As a current senior at Amundsen High School, she has maintained a GPA of 3.1, boosted her SAT score, received acceptances from colleges…

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Finding the right fit at Coe College

Cammy’s college search began with two requirements: a strong creative writing program and a welcoming community. After touring several college campuses on her list, an overnight stay at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, made the aspiring writer feel at…

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Christine Poorman

Christine Poorman joined College Possible Chicago as the founding Executive Director in 2015. In this role, she leads programmatic strategy, board development and fundraising in support of a $2.7MM annual budget. As leader of the Chicago office, Christine has grown…

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Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen is Chief Executive Officer, Temerity Strategic Partners, which provides growth capital to best in class real estate operators. He most recently served as a Senior Advisor at Sterling Bay, where he was part of the leadership team responsible…

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