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Philadelphia News

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • College Possible Philadelphia Wins $20,000 from NRG Gives

    On May 9, 2018, College Possible Philadelphia won $20,000 from “NRG Gives,” a charitable-giving program sponsored by the NRG Retail Charitable Foundation. From April 30 to May 7, College Possible Philadelphia and two other local nonprofits competed in an online voting campaign for a chance to win $100,000 from the energy solutions provider’s charitable program. The […]

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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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  • Making a Commitment to Student Success and Persistence

    Located in the heart of Delaware County, Neumann University is College Possible Philadelphia’s newest Bridge partner. Founded in 1965, the university has more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students. In July 2017, Neumann welcomed its sixth president, Dr. Chris Everett Domes, who is focused on supporting low-income, first-generation students on campus to make sure they […]

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  • Making Campus Connections

    Do you remember the first time you set foot on a college campus? Were you left breathless by the large buildings, by the number of students hurrying across the commons, by the sheer possibility those buildings and those students held? Many College Possible high school students have never had that experience. As they begin to […]

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  • Managing for the Future

    If it were up to Sylvia Rivera, College Possible Philadelphia board member, all students would learn project management. “Life is full of projects,” she says. “Some are big and some are small. Coordinating a birthday party, selecting a college to attend, and even writing a senior paper is a project. How we manage each project depends […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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