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  • A Side Hustle for Good

    Angela Scott and her husband Jeff share a passion for vintage fashion and bringing it back into circulation. Rematch Vintage is their Etsy store founded to combat fast-fashion pollution and reduce contamination of the Earth’s resources. What started with a few garments quickly developed into a loyal following and they decided to give back a […]

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  • Unforgettable Moments: Serving with AmeriCorps

    Within the first week of my term as a high school senior coach with College Possible, I met a student who was passionate about nursing. During session, she pulled me aside. Wide-eyed and determined, she told me she wanted to be a pediatric oncologist and had her heart set on a particular nursing program at […]

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  • Fostering First-Generation Student Success at St. Cloud State University

    A Q&A with Precious Palmer, assistant director of multicultural student services and College Possible program lead at St. Cloud State University. Nearly 56 percent of college-bound seniors are first- generation students. Colleges and universities are championing first-generation students by providing additional support for them in their transition from high school to college. College Possible and St. […]

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  • Low-Income Students Need Equitable Experiences, Not Just Free Tuition

    “More low-income students than ever before are now attending college — and that’s a good thing. Their experiences, however, are still far from equitable. Too few receive the support they need to build the social capital necessary to succeed alongside wealthier peers, who stand on the shoulders of college-educated parents and family members.” Jim McCorkell, […]

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  • Service Story: Helping Students Beyond College Admission

    By the time Angie graduated high school, she was at the top of her class and breaking barriers being the first in her family to go to college. Overall, Angie is an extraordinary College Possible student, but this story isn’t about her. This story is about her younger sister, Kathy. When Kathy first started in […]

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  • College Students Share Insights about College, Class and Life on Campus

    College Possible programming aims to best prepare students for college admission and success. An important part of that equation is creating a social support system. To support their younger peers, more than 35 college students in College Possible led panels at partner high schools throughout the Omaha metro area. Students from universities, such as University […]

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  • Empowering Thriving and Engaged Graduates

    For 20 years, College Possible has been at the forefront of college access and success, helping students from low-income backgrounds break the cycle of poverty and close the degree divide. Multiple evaluations, including a Harvard randomized control trial, have demonstrated that College Possible students are more likely to go to college and earn a degree […]

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  • Eating for a Cause in MN: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020

    Join College Possible and Granite City Pub and Brewery in Roseville for a day of gastronomic philanthropy. On Saturday, Feb. 15, Granite City in Roseville, located in the Rosedale Mall, is partnering with College Possible Minnesota to help support students as they strive to and through college. Every diner who mentions College Possible will have 20% […]

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  • Meet a College Possible Student – Angeles Garcia-Cardenas

    Name: Angeles Garcia-Cardenas Hometown: Milwaukee, WI Year: Senior High School: St. Joan Antida High School Angeles Garcia-Cardenas has a bright future ahead of her. A high school senior at St. Joan Antida, Angeles has taken on a rigorous workload as an International Baccalaureate candidate; a worldwide educational program that offers college-level courses and the opportunity to earn […]

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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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