• Navigating unknowns and uncertainties

    High school coaches find a new way to serve, providing consistency and support for students through virtual sessions It’s been more than a month since the College Possible high school program team implemented a new way of serving students. Area high schools began closing mid-March, but College Possible never stopped serving. Within days, coaches had […]

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  • Preparing College Possible Coaches to Succeed at Home

    A Q&A with Nadya Streicher, College Possible success coach at the University of Cincinnati. The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced many institutions to transition to remote and online instruction for the remainder of the academic year. For College Possible success coaches and Catalyze partners, this has also meant shifting coaching and student support from in […]

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  • Pioneering Founder of College Possible to Retire This Year

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2020 CONTACT: 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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  • 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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