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  • College Possible Philadelphia Welcomes New Executive Director

    College Possible Philadelphia is pleased to announce Dia Williams Adams as its new executive director. In this role, Williams Adams will be responsible for guiding College Possible Philadelphia in its mission to make college admission and success possible for students from low-income backgrounds. Williams Adams joins College Possible Philadelphia from Virtua Health Foundation where she […]

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  • Watch Philadelphia’s Launch! & Learn 2020

    Presented by the Ralph L. Hose Revocable Trust On May 27, College Possible Philadelphia high school juniors, seniors and the first class of college graduates met for a virtual gathering to highlight and celebrate their successes this school year. The students heard from Google’s Chief Education Evangelist Jaime Casap who spoke about the keys to […]

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  • College Possible Philadelphia Receives $20,000 Grant from the Philadelphia Foundation

    College Possible Philadelphia announced it has received a $20,000 grant from the Walter E. Hering Fund #2 of the Philadelphia Foundation. The funds will go to support College Possible Philadelphia’s high school program, which serves 341 students in six schools located in Philadelphia and Delaware counties. Overall, College Possible Philadelphia provides its services and auxiliary […]

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  • M&T Student Spotlight: Fatima Fofanah

    Since 2016, M&T Charitable Foundation/M&T Bank has provided support to College Possible Philadelphia. To celebrate this partnership, College Possible will be profiling students throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. Thanks to M&T’s continued commitment, College Possible will continue to support more students from low-income backgrounds in the Philadelphia region on their journeys to a college degree. […]

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  • Neumann Day: Opening Doors for College Possible Students

    On Nov. 20, Neumann University welcomed over 140 College Possible Philadelphia students from six high schools to campus for “Neumann Day,” a specialized campus visit that gave students in-depth access to life as a Neumann University student. “Neumann Day” was developed through College Possible’s Bridge partnership with Neumann University as a way to ensure targeted, […]

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  • A New College Possible Champion in Philadelphia’s Business Community

    Brian Walsh Jr. joins  College Possible Philadelphia’s board as a Philadelphia native, holding a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Cabrini University. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Brian spent two years working as a police officer in Washington D.C. before transitioning into the financial services sector. After earning a master of business administration with a […]

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  • Chestnut Hill College: Building Bridges to Opportunity for Philadelphia Students

    Earlier this year, Chestnut Hill College became a Bridge partner by committing to serve College Possible students through exclusive events and targeted coaching that exposes them to the opportunities the college offers. We spoke with Director of Admissions, John Solewin, on how Chestnut Hill College will be supporting students this year. What is Chestnut Hill College […]

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  • Discovering Her Passion Through Service

    While completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Sarah Barry took a class that exposed her to the realities of unequal funding in education. “It got me really worked up and I wanted to do something about it,” shared Sarah. As she considered her next step after graduation, Sarah began researching […]

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  • Philadelphia’s Landmark Year

    Welcome to a new College Possible Philadelphia academic year. It is a time of all things new – program participants, relationships and team members supporting the college access and success goals of College Possible Philadelphia. During the 19-20 academic year, we are on track to: Serve over 2,000 students with resources and support that helps […]

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  • A New Leader on the College Possible Philadelphia Board

    College Possible Philadelphia is pleased to welcome a new member to our site board. Tony Lopes is Philadelphia native who holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and legal studies from Temple University, a juris doctor from Rutgers University-Camden, and a master of law degree in tax law from Temple University. Currently, Tony works in […]

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  • Growth Through Service: Welcoming Candice Powers to Philadelphia’s Leadership Team

    College Possible Philadelphia is excited to welcome Candice Powers to the leadership team as our new high school program coordinator. Prior to joining College Possible, Candice attended the University of South Alabama where she earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a minor in international business. Upon finishing her undergraduate degree, Candice completed two […]

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  • New Leadership Team Member Spotlight

    This August, College Possible Philadelphia welcomed Armelle Dushime to the leadership team as our College Program Coordinator. Prior to joining to College Possible, Armelle attended Abilene Christian University where she studied international studies, social science and biology and discovered her passion for education and social justice. After completing her undergraduate degree, Armelle moved to Rwanda […]

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  • Planning for the Future – NRG Student Profile: Kheyana Murray

    Throughout the 2018-19 academic year, College Possible Philadelphia is profiling four students thanks to a grant awarded by NRG Gives, a charitable-giving program sponsored by the NRG Retail Charitable Foundation. The grant awarded by NRG Gives will support more students in the greater Philadelphia area get to and persist through to college graduation. Preparing for her […]

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  • College Possible Philadelphia Launch! 2019

    On June 15, College Possible Philadelphia hosted Launch! 2019, an annual end-of-year student celebration for high school juniors and seniors at the Howard Gittis Student Center on Temple University’s campus. Launch! 2019 kicked off with a program featuring remarks from College Possible high school coaches, swag give-a-ways donated from colleges and universities across the country, […]

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  • 5 Things we Learned from Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab

    5 Things We Learned from Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab During College Possible Philadelphia’s Champions for College Completion event on May 16, Executive Director Jen Weikert sat down with event honoree Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab to discuss her work and her perspective on some important topics affecting higher education. Here are five things we learned from their conversation: […]

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  • A Girl with Grit

    Genesis Soto, a senior at Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School, believes that every student has a right to a quality education. Her own educational experiences have shown her that this isn’t always the case. Income and zip code do have an effect on education. Genesis is committed to making a change and […]

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  • Youth Today Article Details College Possible’s Success Guiding First-Generation Students

    College Possible Philadelphia was featured in a Youth Today article about assisting students in navigating the college process. The article features College Possible student Camellia Brown, currently a freshman public relations major at Temple University, and her struggle to apply for college as a first-generation student from a low-income background. Over 80 percent of students from […]

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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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  • 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 communities throughout the country. From painting murals in Philadelphia to finishing houses in Milwaukee, College […]

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