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Stories

Our students are more than just their stories. Their success is the reason we exist.

  • Meet Kryssy

    “When I first smelled it, I knew College Possible was for me,” said Kryssy, a first-year student at the University of Illinois-Chicago and College Possible student. “It” was the scent of pizza, which often filled the computer lab at Lake View High School where College Possible coaches work with students on college preparation, Kryssy explained. […]

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  • Meet Jerry

    “I don’t know where I would be today without my College Possible coaches. That’s when I knew I wanted to help someone who is in a similar situation to the one I was in. I want to help out students and show people that college is possible for everyone.”

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  • Meet Cherkos

    “College Possible was there for me. I don’t think I would be where I’m at right now if it weren’t for College Possible and, for that, I’m very grateful.”

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  • Meet Pa Kong

    “It was because of College Possible and the amazing coach I had, that opened my eyes to the endless possibilities.”

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  • Meet Sue

    “I certainly couldn’t have pursued the professional career path that I am on right now without first pursuing my degree from the college.”

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  • Meet Tenzin

    “I decided to serve with AmeriCorps because I wanted to give back to the organization that had changed the trajectory of my life when I was in high school.”

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  • Meet Keng

    “I want to be that voice for the people who truly don’t have a voice.”

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  • Meet Josh

    When asked about his next move, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee senior Josh Sharkey says, “I’m keeping my eyes wide open, looking ahead.” The computer engineering major is well on his way to a bright future by building an impressive resume of internships at home and abroad. Josh knew he wanted to study computer engineering before even […]

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  • Meet Humar

    “I’ve always had this thirst for knowledge, and I know going to college will be that fulfilling experience I’ve been waiting for.”

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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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