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  • Why We Serve

    With the College Possible program year underway, AmeriCorps members in Minnesota have been reflecting on what brings them to education equity work. Choosing to embark upon a year of service through AmeriCorps is a commitment to their own professional development and to the community. And every reason for service is unique. Hear from three AmeriCorps […]

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  • High School Partner Spotlight: Reynolds

    We are fortunate to work with seven awesome high school partners in the Portland-metro area. In a typical school year we rely on our high school partners quite a bit. They provide our coaches with office space, we utilize their classrooms for after-school session, we partner with teachers and faculty for letters of recommendation, the […]

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  • Starting the Year off Strong: MN Strong Start Visits

    Each fall, College Possible Minnesota hosts Strong Start Visits for students at college campuses across the state. These visits help kick off the program year with community-building activities and an introduction to the college program. This year, Strong Start Visits have pivoted to online platforms, reflecting College Possible’s shift to virtual programming this fall. “Despite […]

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  • Honoring the legacy of our founding board member – David Laird

    We are deeply saddened by the passing of David B. Laird, Jr., founding board chair for College Possible and long-time head of the Minnesota Private College Council. Dave was a staunch champion for students, serving on the Board of Directors of College Possible for our first ten years, from 2001-2011. His dedication and drive for […]

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  • A Note from Washington’s Executive Director

    It’s hard to believe that a year ago I shared the exciting news that College Access Now (CAN) had merged with College Possible, a leading national college success organization. CAN made the decision to merge for two reasons, to increase the number of students we serve and do so better and more efficiently. Flash-forward — […]

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  • Invest in College Possible With Your Pennsylvania Tax Credit

    The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) provides Pennsylvania companies with a tax credit up to 75% for a one-year commitment and 90% for a two-year commitment for contributing to nonprofit educational organizations (EIO). When Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company was looking to invest their EITC credits, the 112-year-old, Philadelphia-based insurance carrier found a partner […]

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  • Summer Support for Immigrant and Refugee Students

    The best place to look for hope right now is from our students. In July, our team in Washington spent three days offering a Summer Bridge College Workshop in partnership with the Sheng Yen Lu Foundation. We covered financial aid, academics, social wellness, finding community virtually, staying motivated during the pandemic, hearing from current college […]

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  • “Keep believing in us”

    Georgean joined College Possible in high school because she knew she wanted to go to college, but didn’t know much about the application process. Even though her older sisters had gone to college, she didn’t want to bombard them with questions. College Possible was exactly what she needed. During high school, Georgean loved spending time […]

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  • College Possible Oregon Welcomes New Board Member

    Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sona Karentz Andrews to the Oregon board of directors! A professor of geography and provost emerita at Portland State University, Andrews grew up in New England and has lived in Portland for 10 years. She began her college studies at the Nishan Palanjian Armenian College in Beirut, Lebanon and […]

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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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