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  • Pioneering Founder of College Possible to Retire This Year

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2020 CONTACT: elizabeth@whiteboardadvisors.com Jim McCorkell, founder and CEO of College Possible, set to step down in June 2020; will continue to serve as a senior advisor. ST. PAUL, MINN. (April 14, 2020) — College Possible, a national nonprofit committed to connecting low-income high school and college students with near-peer coaches, today […]

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  • CARES Act: Important Tax Information

    Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) includes charitable provisions. For those who do not itemize: You can now claim an “above the line” deduction of $300 in 2020. Gifts need to be cash to a qualified charity, so donor advised fund gifts are not eligible. Gifts made since Jan. 1 count toward the $300 maximum above […]

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  • The “New Normal:” Serving with AmeriCorps

    When I began my term of service with AmeriCorps and College Possible, it didn’t take me long to notice how much the students welcomed mentorship. Now in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, these same students appreciate coaching and support more than ever. It has been striking to see how our conversations switched during […]

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  • Meet AmeriCorps Alum: Nazaneen

    Nazaneen Rahmanzai Years of Service: 2016-2017, 2017-2018 College Possible Position: Campus-Based College Coach at University of Nebraska Omaha and Senior Coach at Millard South High School Current Position: Academic Advisor in the University of Nebraska Omaha College of Education and Clinical Mental Health Graduate Student at University of Nebraska Omaha Q: Why was College Possible […]

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  • Finding a new way, together

    College Possible coaches help college students overcome housing issues and prepare for online learning As colleges and universities close residence halls and move to online learning — taking action to protect students and staff from the spread of the coronavirus — students in College Possible are adapting to the changes this semester. “The biggest challenge our […]

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  • College Possible Oregon Executive Director Julie Mancini Announces Departure

    Mancini’s six-year tenure at College Possible helped expand access to and success in college for underserved students across Oregon. College Possible Oregon announced that Executive Director Julie Mancini will be leaving in June 2020. Mancini’s contributions to College Possible Oregon were invaluable and her leadership resulted in the program’s statewide expansion and increase in the […]

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  • Where Are They Now? Shaping the Future Leaders of Higher Education

    A Q&A with Cassandra Rolin, former College Possible success coach (2016-2017) and current assistant director career coach at the College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University.  College Possible is a proud AmeriCorps organization, powered by talented and idealistic AmeriCorps members who serve as near-peer coaches to college students from low-income backgrounds. As recent college […]

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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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