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We offer a full suite of college access and success programs


Core Program

Our most comprehensive, location-based college access and success program delivered across our eight regional sites. Eligible students receive at least six years of near-peer coaching support to help them break through the most common barriers to getting into and through college. Explore our core program locations



A tech-connected hybrid version of our Core Program. Partner high schools located outside urban centers are matched with trained near-peer coaches to support eligible students to get into college and succeed while they’re there. Navigate is currently offered in Milwaukee, Minnesota and Oregon.


Connects College Partnerships

Customized partnerships that support the college recruitment, enrollment, persistence and retention of College Possible students on partner institution campuses. Connects college partnerships are currently offered in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Oregon and Philadelphia.



A college success partnership program. Catalyze partner universities are matched with trained near-peer coaches to support the first-to-second-year persistence and degree completion of Pell-recipient and/or first-generation college students on their campuses. Learn more



CoPilot is an industry-leading student information system providing student support professionals with 360-degree insight into the academic, financial and social well-being of their students. Learn more

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Regionally responsive programming is strengthening local communities

Our site-based Core Program is delivered across eight urban-based communities. Through local partnerships with high schools, school districts and colleges, we offer a minimum of six years of near-peer coaching to help students navigate and overcome the most common barriers on their path to earning a degree.

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The College Possible student journey

Through personalized, in-person and tech-connected support, our AmeriCorps coaches help students get into their best-fit school, and break through every obstacle to fund their education and complete their degree.

*Specific support may vary moderately by community.

Number 1
Explore and prepare


  • SAT or ACT test prep
  • Introduction to the college process
  • College fit exploration
  • Paying for college
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Number 2
Select, apply, finance


  • Financial aid and scholarship applications
  • College application and essay prep
  • College visits and selection
  • Housing and transportation
Number 3
Transition to college


  • Summer melt support
  • Class enrollment
  • Transition to school
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Number 4
Persist through graduation


  • Navigate complex college systems
  • Access campus and community resources
  • Form supportive peer and campus relationships
  • Adjust to the rigors of the first year
  • Stay on track academically
  • Renew financial aid and scholarships
  • Budget and manage time
Number 5
Transition to career


  • Explore internships and jobs
  • Resume and interview prep
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