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Causes: Education, Higher Education, Secondary & High Schools, Undergraduate Colleges

Mission: College Possible, formerly known as Admission Possible, is a nationally-growing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support.

Results: Each year College Possible students are achieving impressive results: our students increase their ACT/SAT score by 20%; 98% of our students are admitted to college; and last year College Possible high school seniors earned $11.2 million in scholarships! College Possible students are twice as likely to attend a four-year institution and twice as likely to graduate making College Possible students four times more likely to earn a college degree. To learn more about our results please visit: www.collegepossible.org/Results

Target demographics: helping low-income students at College Possible partner high schools get into and succeed in college.

Geographic areas served: Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; Portland, OR; Philadelphia, PA; and Chicago, IL

Programs: College Possible is making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Our services include: (1) academic support through ACT and SAT test preparation; (2) college application assistance; (3) financial aid consulting; (4) guidance in the college transition; and, (5) support toward college degree completion. Catalyze is College Possible’s newest initiative to impact student persistence and success directly on college campuses. Our model is unique in the way it helps institutions build capacity to serve their students.

Community Stories

84 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was in this situation long time ago when our Country start war and it was RAMADAN time but the hardest part was when my mom didn't want to take us to the Refugee Camp and people were running every direction and finally people help us to make decisions So, that's why in the Ramadan time feels So hard to see a Muslim Refugee who has to fast while they are still a victims of unfair war it breaks my heart

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I'm currently serving in my second year as an AmeriCorps member with College Possible. Not everything about the organization is perfect--in fact, there's a short list of things I know that get me very riled up--but CP really is making a lot of good things happen for a lot of people, and when I get home at night I know that the work I'm doing is making a difference. I will also say that I have been pleasantly surprised to see how the organization has changed since I started last fall. No, it's not perfect, but through the diligent prodding of staff and corps members, self-examination and change is happening. Most coaches will tell you that their students are what make everything worth it to them. For myself, the best part of serving with College Possible has been working alongside so many young corps members who are knowledgeable and engaged with the issues facing the nation/community and equally willing to put in the hard work to push things in the right direction.

Phoebe M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I graduated from college, I didn't know what I was going to do next. I happened upon College Possible from a recommendation from a stranger, and landed a position. I had no idea that I was going to be serving with such a supportive and caring organization. I was worried about getting into the professional world with little experience as a recent college grad, but College Possible was such a smooth transition. I am so happy to be doing such meaningful and impactful work alongside amazing people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a low-income, first-generation college student, I was looking to serve with an organization that effectively serves other low-income, first-generation students and I’ve found one with College Possible. This is my second year serving with College Possible because I believe the people-oriented and data-focused approach works. College Possible is a unique college access and success program because the organization supports low-income, first-generation students in getting into college, through college, and on a systematic level. Aside from the work that high school coaches and college coaches do with students, members of College Possible also advocate on issues like FAFSA verification reform. I’m so thankful to be a part of an organization that serves low-income students get access to, and succeed, in college.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's a privilege to serve with an organization that supports students with idealism, empathy, and strategy. In addition to always being mindful of the daily challenges, successes, and vulnerabilities that first-generation college students face as individuals, College Possible also takes care to craft data-driven strategy that will support the long-term mission of disrupting generational poverty through providing quality programming to more and more students each year.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm consistently impressed with the enthusiasm and focus with which College Possible approaches its mission. Every action, from its hiring practices to its expansion strategy, is measured by how it would benefit students. It has been a joy to serve with College Possible for the last year and I look forward to upcoming opportunities!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my second year serving at College Possible, and it has been an incredible experience. CP takes a data-focused approach to solving huge issues in education and poverty, and our results are easy to see. Working with students has been the most stressful and rewarding experience, and I knew I had to come back to ensure that CP's work continued. Serving with CP has changed my career path and showed me that I have the ability to make the change I want to see in the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a student who went through the program and now currently serve as an AmeriCorps member, I cannot say enough how much College Possible changed my life. Not just changed it, but ensured that it is better than what it would have been without College Possible. I've been a part of this organization for almost eight years now and while it isn't perfect, there is no other like it. From the support of one-on-one coaching in high school to tech-connected coaching in college, I was able to study abroad, graduate from college, and now as an AmeriCorps member, I am able to begin my career in philanthropy. This path I've taken with the support of College Possible changed not only my life, but the lives of my friends and family. And I see now that College Possible continues to change my community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am on my second term of service with College Possible as an AmeriCorps member. I heard about College Possible as a junior in college and knew immediately that I wanted to serve with them once I graduated. I appreciate how much the organization requests and utilizes feedback from Corps members to make improvements to programming. I feel welcomed and empowered serving here.

Elisabeth Z.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my second year serving with College Possible and for many reasons, I chose to apply for a second term of service. Working with my high school seniors in a high school last year was transformational for me. I learned so much, stretched my limits time and time again, and realized how important it was to empower the individual voices that College Possible works to elevate through our powerful coaching and curriculum model. This year, I am working in an indirect service capacity as a research and development VISTA for College Possible's newest capacity building college program, Catalyze. I highly recommend doing a year of service it with College Possible if you are able. College Possible works very deliberately to be transparent, honest, and mission orientated in its work, and they have taught me to continue being true to myself and be passionate in everything I do. *pictured is myself and several of my students at our end of the year celebration.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my first year with College Possible and it has already been an amazing experience. The staff are truly the most idealistic and supportive people I could have asked for to assist as I work with students at my schools. I know that I can come to them with anything, big or little, and they will do whatever was necessary to answer questions or solve problems. I am so lucky to work with an organization that achieves such amazing results and believes so strongly in their students and AmeriCorps members. I am excited to finish this year even though I know that it will be difficult at times because I know that I have the support from this organization to make a difference with my students.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my second year serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at College Possible. There are many reasons why I decided to return to serve with College Possible but the most important to me is that our work reaps great results. The experience I've been gaining working for this organization is very valuable and meaningful to me. I can only hope that many other people acknowledge how great this organization is and dedicate a year of their lives to keep achieving industry-leading results.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

College Possible not only has a great mission but it also has a passionate and talented team. Being involved with this organization has been very satisfying. As a first generation student, I have been through some of the challenges that most low-income students face when trying to go to college. Looking back to my high school experience, it would have been so much more rewarding if I had the opportunity to be a College Possible student. The students that College Possible takes in are amazing people and have great potential as professionals. I'm glad that there are people so invested in the futures of children today. I highly recommend getting involved with this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my first year serving with College Possible as a College Coach and I absolutely love it! Everything they stand for and model themselves after is fantastic. They truly care about their students and want to do everything possible to assist capable low-income students in reaching and achieving their dreams and goals of obtaining a 4-year college degree.

I love being a part of this team and look forward to being involved with the organization in any way, shape, or form for many years to come! They are a great community organization that is truly making a difference in the lives of their students (and the Metro Area community!) by providing support and resources to students in high school and beyond.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been serving with College Possible for over a year, and I am impressed by the commitment to excellence that the organization expects from the every single person involved with the program. Not only does the organization have really well thought out and sincere intentions, but College Possible also demands actual results. College Possible's focus on efficacy means more students from low income backgrounds are going to college. That means more opportunities for generational cycles of poverty to be broken, communities to be strengthened by their college educated sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, cousins, neighbors, teammates. That is unique, and extremely needed in the United States.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This is only my first service-year as an Americorps Member (2014) and thus my first with College Possible. Everything I love about this program comes from my students and coworkers. It's incredible how well my students and I know each other in the few weeks we've been together after school. It's comforting how open they are to sharing and letting us into their lives. The students in this program are a real inspiration. It's also amazing to find coworkers who share my passion for service. They're a whole new class of people for me that I connect with on a level that hadn't been matched before. I feel like a whole different person here. This organization has touched my life, opened my eyes, and will create unbelievable opprtunities that I'll never forget.

1 Matt71

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization not only does so much for underrepresented communities, but the organization is so well-run. From their tried-and-true programming to their expansive development to their effervescent culture, they truly keep students in mind at ever step of the way. College Possible has shown me how great organizations are run.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've talked to many of the students that have been in the College Possible program and the excitement that comes over their face when talking about their relationship with their coach is inspiring. These students deeply trust and care about their mentors, and College Possible brought them together to achieve the students educational goals. I've seen student who didn't know what the ACT was do well on it all because of College Possible. Students who didn't have a future after high school are applying to and getting into the college of their dreams. The work College Possible does is empowering youth who really need to be empowered. These students are going to go far and make big changes in the world. I am honored and grateful to be a part of such a powerful nonprofit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Even though I have only been serving at College Possible for just a month, it is I can say, my favorite position I have ever held. From the incredible work ethic of all who serve to the variety and spice that College Possible encourages on a daily basis, coming to College Possible in the morning is something I am truly excited about. The work that College Possible does is so meaningful and playing apart in the process is such an honor.

Trenice F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Coming to College Possible has been the best thing that could have ever happened to me. Not only does it helps other people like high school and college students succeed in life but it is also helping me become someone that can make an opportunity happen. Being in a newly developed position, I can say that I am taking on the heavy responsibilities as an opening to my development as a young professional. I sincerely love the job that I have and I am grateful that my friend who is in college possible as a student told me about this program. GO COLLEGE POSSIBLE!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As soon as I learned about College Possible and the work that they do, I knew that I wanted to be a part of this program. One of my big goals in life is to help more minority students get to college and College Possible is helping me achieve that goal. Seeing students at the high school I work at just reaffirmed that my role as a Junior Coach is important ant that I am making positive change in the world!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my second year serving as an AmeriCorps member with College Possible and I knew almost as soon as I started last that I would want to come back. I really believe in the work we do and the results show it's successful.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

College Possible has the unique ability to be both idealistic and realistic at the same time. The leadership team is committed to real results without losing sight of what the organization really strives for - educational equity. I am so happy to be part of an organization that doesn't just get students into school but helps them develop the tool-kit they need to be successful in college. This is what nonprofits should be about.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

With the short time I've been at college possible I've gotten to meet over forty amazing individuals. My cohort. Each one is bright and strong willed, and motivated. They have rough days but they persevere and know what College can do for their future. College Possible assists these students in getting to and through college, and also gives them the tools to realize their own potential and leadership skills. I'm so fortunate to get to be a part of it all.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

College Possible doesn't just help lower income, first generations get to and through college, it fosters the well-being and development of young volunteers across the country. I am ever grateful for the training and support I have received from this nonprofit while working to support an inspirational group of high-school students.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have only been serving with College Possible since the middle of August, but I have already learned so much about what it means to be an AmeriCorps member and a part of College Possible. I am still not really sure how my year is going to go, but I know I'll have a wonderful support system to get me there. I really had no idea what an office setting, "real adult" position was going to be like, but I certainly was not expecting it to be this engaging and impactful. I am excited for all the experiences to come while serving with College Possible Portland.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

College Possible gives SO much support to their volunteers and really makes them feel important and valued. This makes our work so much easier to do because we know that what we are doing is making a difference and that we have people behind us cheering us on. I have been in non-profits before and this has been the best experience. I truly feel like a valued member of the organization who will "get things done" for America.

Tonya10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

College Possible makes positive change in students lives by helping them achieve their dream - and their families dream of going to college and earning a degree. Working with College Possible is a great opportunity to help others achieve their potential. I hope it continues to grow and expand and help more and more low-income students reach their full potential.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had lots of experience in non-profits between internships and volunteering, but I have never worked with an organization that is SO organized and therefore effective. In my position here I've not only received training that has exceeded expectations, but also felt that I've really helped make a difference. Keep up the great work, College Possible!

Board Member

Rating: 5

When you hear from the high school students who are involved in College Possible, listening to their hopes and dreams for the future and their willingness to work hard to achieve those goals, you can only marvel at their determination. College Possible provides a pathway that becomes a journey to success for students who otherwise might remain stuck in a marginalized environment. Bravo College Possible. The success rate of College Possible is a stunning achievement, in and of itself.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization! They truly understand that going to college is extremely beneficial in our society and they also recognize that getting to college is not always a clear easy path. College Possible uses resources, great people, and a lot of energy and time to help low income students with high hopes and drive have the resources to understand the process of getting to college, successfully apply (98% of the students are accepted into college!), and also succeed in college. They make sure each student gets the attention they deserve. Additionally, they care about the neighborhood and encourage philanthropy through their organization wide volunteer events.

Jamie47

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization. They do the good work and help students prepare to succeed in later life. Their rate of graduation is impressive for such a newly formed organization. We need more places like this to show students of every race and socioeconomic level that college is a possibility for those who want to work for it. I have deep respect for every mentor at College Possible for the effort and time they give to these kids.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a donor and avid supporter of College Possible since it was first founded by Executive Director Jim McCorkell in the Twin Cities 13 years ago. It is the gold standard bar none!

Not only is the idea behind the organization strategic, brilliant and life-changing for so many low income students who wouldn't otherwise have access to higher education, but it creates lasting and systemic societal change. It is a win for the students and their families, a win for those lucky and talented enough to serve as staff an on the boards, and it is a win for our communities and our economies long term.

I have worked in the public sector, the private sector and now own my own business. In my 25+ years I have not seen another organization - locally or nationally - take measurement and results (providing a serious return on investment and constantly improving that ROI) - as seriously as College Possible. It is the gold standard when it comes to ensuring that it delivers results and is continually evolving and improving.

College Possible is beyond impressive. It should be in every school and every state. And more nonprofit organization's could look to College Possible as the gold standard for how to lead and achieve.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

College Possible has a team that is passionate about making a difference for the children they are trying to help. I hear stories of students and how sometimes it may be hard to deal with some students because of that students circumstances, but the co-workers that I work with continue to try despite the challenges.

gotsdinerj

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization. I love that we follow students through college and don't just ship them off on their own.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am incredibly proud to report that 31 of my students will be attending college tuition-free this fall. This amazing outcome would not be possible without my students' hard work and the support of the College Possible program. I have learned so much about the college admission process, scholarship applications, and financial aid this year, and I will use this knowledge in my future career as an educator. Hooray!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upon researching positions available on the AmeriCorps website, I happened to come across College Possible. Within a few hours after reading through College Possible's website, blog, and seeing personal stories from both students and Corps members, I found myself scrambling to get in touch with folks who could vouch for me with recommendation forms, writing personal essays, and submitting application requirements in time for the early application deadline.

Little did I know that the efforts I was making on a cold January day would lead to where I am today. Serving with College Possible has truly been an eye-opening experience in the worlds of higher education, poverty/low-income, and non-profit organizations. I never guessed that I would have the opportunity to be doing such meaningful work with a non-profit organization shortly after college. Each day, I find myself working on projects, taking the lead on tasks, researching data, and supporting students in a way that I only thought was possible by holding a high-level position in the admissions office of a university, for example.

I am very excited to see what my remaining service year has in store! "1-2-3-COLLEGE POSSIBLE!"

Volunteer

Rating: 5

College Possible is amazing. Truly. I have had the opportunity to work with college students from across the nation. Helping students advocate for themselves has been one of my favorite parts of my time with the organization.

Providing that extra reminder or phone call to motivate a student has been so rewarding and I am so grateful for the work that College Possible does!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

College Possible is an organization that succeeds due to its carefully-created system of support, its innovative approach to college access and community involvement, and its incredible team of individuals who consistently strive for improvement day in and day out. You can tell that those who laid the foundation of this organization spent a serious amount of time and energy in discovering what really works in the field of college access and success. On a personal level, it is truly amazing to serve with people who exhibit such positive and idealistic traits on a daily basis. Additionally, it's equally encouraging to witness an organization that is so in touch with the students of today.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've never worked somewhere where I've felt more supported. Not only am I attached to the mission of this organization, but we are actively making a difference in countless lives each day. This is a model that truly works, and is a sure fire way to demolish the achievement gap.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Serving with College Possible has been life-changing for me, and I can already see the ways my service will change the lives of my students. College Possible is results-driven, and being able to measure the work we're doing is instrumental in providing the best possible instruction to our students. Because they are so focused on making measurable change, we service members are able to gauge our progress and support each other in a more informed way--which is so wonderful! I'm so honored that I was given the opportunity to serve, and I look forward to the future with College Possible and my students.

Adam J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

College Possible is an awesome place. Just about everybody that works there is super optimistic and idealistic about their goal of helping low-income students graduate from college. It is really all about the kids, and College Possible shows it by everyone maintaining their focus on helping students directly through the college process from start to finish. It is all about results. In the end, College Possible only succeeds if it helps a high school student that wanted to go to college succeed in that dream. I can't really think of a better organization when it comes to directly impacting people's lives in a meaningful, sustainable way.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to College Possible at a career fair. I had no idea what I wanted to pursue post-graduation. I decided to apply to College Possible as a way to give back while I did some soul-searching. I come from a low-income background and was the first in my family to attend/graduate from college so I definitely believed in its mission and the work it was doing. Little did I know that I would also discover something I was extremely passionate about. I am currently in my second year of service and words cannot express what this organization means to me. I see the impact it has on our students and the communities we serve every day. I wish I could have been a part of College Possible as a high school student, but I am really glad I am able to be a part of it now as a service member. If I could do this for life, I would be more than happy to.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve with College Possible! I served during the 2012-2013 school year and came back again for a second year. As a coach working directly with high school students, I am given a tremendous amount of support and always feel like I have the resources to do my job well. We receive comprehensive trainings, excellent supervision, and transparent feedback. I have grown personally and professionally because of this. I also appreciate the freedom and responsibility I am given at College Possible. As a recent college grad, I was floored by how much responsibility I had, and how I was trusted to make decisions and create programming that was enjoyable for students and helped accomplish organizational goals. Finally, I love serving with a results based organization, and I have enjoyed tracking my students progress throughout the year in order to make me a more effective coach.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

College Possible is a unique organization in that it is both vision and results driven. Everyone who works here has an unbridled optimism that translates to motivation and hard work towards the organization's goals of college access and success, but at the heart of it all is the realistic, result-oriented goal of helping the students achieve their college-going dreams. At the end of the day, they really care about each and every student and helping them achieve their goals. College Possible is doing great work in sites all over the country, and is definitely an organization on the rise in the world of education equity.

Stephen M. Smith

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was introduced to College Possible about five years ago and joined the board two years ago. Everyone I've met who is associated with College Possible shares an irrepressible passion for education. That passion is coupled with an intense focus on delivering measurable results for students, for our other direct stakeholders, and for society. The organization and the results it produces are phenomenal.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've had the opportunity to serve on the College Possible board for three years. It is a phenomenal organization for three reasons: it has great people, the results are impressive and exceed those of peers, our students lives are forever changed. Whenever I have the opportunity to talk with students in our program, I am struck by how many of them say, "College Possible changed my life". Kids today face so much adversity, it isn't easy for them. Our program really makes a difference, through our people; it impacts lives in a personal and sustainable way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have served as an AmeriCorps member with College Possible for almost two years now and it has been a transformative experience. I have had the opportunity to guide and learn from 38 wonderful students, all of whom earned acceptance to college. I am greatful for the opportunity to serve with this organization and see my students grow into responsible young adults.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm proud to serve with this organization as an AmeriCorps member. I am proud to watch my high school students flourish and grow with the support they are offered from this program. I'm proud to be a part of the very necessary college access work in this country. This organization does amazing work to close the barriers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have only been with College Possible a short time, and I am already convinced that their work is life changing. I have worked with several non profit organizations related to education, and very few have been as well organized and supportive as College Possible. I am constantly surprised by the way that the leadership team supports coaches, and the ability to which coaches are able to support their students. As a Senior Coach I am connected to every one of my students, and feel confident that with the support of College Possible, I will be able to support them in a way that will lead to their acceptance into a four year university. College Possible is an organization that is composed of people who want to make a difference, and are truly dedicating themselves, and all of their time and energy, to making that happen. Education is the future.

holdonhope824

Volunteer

Rating: 5

College Possible is achieving incredible results that have a life-altering impact on low-income students in the Twin Cities, Milwaukee, and Omaha. Students receive the support, guidance, and encouragement they need to not only get accepted to college, but to graduate with their degree. This organization is not only changing lives, it's changing the conversation about higher education and college access. I believe its work is one path to ending the cycle of poverty in America. I am humbled and privileged to have worked with College Possible students and to have been a part of this amazing organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is simply an fantastic organization that is doing meaningful work: if you are in this program, you will get into and go to college, period. It has been a pleasure to serve with College Possible, and to work with such exceptional students. Not only are the results fantastic, but the work is easily replicated and needed in every large metropolitan area in the United States. To support College Possible is to support the future of the United States, to pave the path to success in areas where there were no roads before.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been serving with College Possible for almost 3 months and I have found every week to be educational and inspirational. Working with students is definitely one of the highlights whether it's proctoring a practice ACT, chaperoning a campus visit, or talking to students one-on-one about their hopes for college. Daily I am reminded of my awesome experiences in college and it makes me want to work even harder for our students to ensure each one of them has the opportunity to find their right college.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

College Possible is an exceptionally organized and motivated organization. They are extremely results driven and go above and beyond for their students. I have been serving with College Possible for all of three months and I already consider it the best job I have ever had. The main focus of this organization are the students. I truly feel that College Possible is changing lives!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been serving with College Possible for a year and am extremely impressed by this organization and their commitment to their students. College Possible staff and AmeriCorps members go above and beyond to make sure every student has the opportunity to attend college. Many of these students are the first in their family to attend college, so the support, guidance, and care that students receive is critical. What impresses me most about College Possible is the heart that goes into their work -- yes, this is a job for the staff and AmeriCorps members, but it is also a passion and I know that each person cares deeply about education inequality. I have had a wonderful experience at College Possible and am proud to have served with an organization that is creating positive change and bringing hope to students and families for a brighter future through education.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Though still in my fledgling months serving with College Possible, I know that this year will be an influential one. Upon graduating from college, I knew that my calling was somewhere within the realm of education - I just didn't know where. Now, I know. Creating a level playing field for low-income students and closing the achievement gap is no easy task, but with the aid of organizations like College Possible, I truly believe the potential for our nation's youth is limitless. The attention to detail, along with the heartfelt care and exemplary motivation that I have seen throughout this organization has been nothing short of inspiring. Attending college should not, and can not, be for a priveleged few. Knowledge is power, and that power should belong to everyone. With College Possible, it can and will.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I always knew that I would go to college. My parents were refugees and never had formal American education so they always encouraged me and my siblings to pursue our education. I was also very studious and did well in school. So if I didn't have College Possible, I'm sure I would have still made it into a college somewhere. The difference that College Possible made on me is opening my eyes to all the options that were available to me. Though I did well in my classes, the ACT was a different story. I was so disappointed when I saw my score the first time I took the practice ACT. Through ACT prep and practice tests I was able to raise my composite score 6 points and well over the national average. My parents would have never been able to afford ACT prep for me. In terms of college search, without the push of my coaches in College Possible, I would have been content commuting to a public university near home. Instead I graduated from a private selective college where I was far enough that I had to live on campus. College became an experience rather than just a school I attended. College Possible steered me to a direction I never even knew was available. This organization has impacted me so much, I chose to give back by becoming a Corps member serving for College Possible. I now see a different perspective of this organization and I still think it's an amazing non-profit! The more I learn of College Possible, I become more and more proud of it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been serving with College Possible for approximately two months and already I'm impressed with the success achieved by this non-profit. 98% of students who go through this program are admitted to college and that number will only continue to increase, even as they expand. There are countless stories of students who would not have gone to college, even though they are more than capable, if not for this organization. Idealistic people do amazing work here. Enough cannot be said about how great this organization is for our community.

William18

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to school in Boston, but I felt confiident about moving 1,000 miles to Milwaukee because I felt confident about this organization. Colelge Possible's numbers are staggering: 98% of students earn college admission after increasing their ACT scoresby an average of 21% through the high school program. 57% of students will graduate from college within six years and will ultimately give back more to society in both tangible and intangible ways. It's this record of excellence and the results-driven approach of College Possible that makes me proud to serve here. College Possible does some noble work, and it does it very well, which shouldn't surprise anyone whose met the quality individuals they select for their corps. I am constantly imrpessed by the idealism and work ethic of my fellow corps members, and they remind me that moving out to Wisconsin was a very good decision indeed.

Liz_17

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have served with this program fora little over two months now. I went into it not sure exactly what to expect, and so far have never felt happier about the work that I do. While my job is challenging in that it is mainly technology-based, my students are responsive, and greatful for our help every day. They take the time to tell me just that, and I couldn't ask for more from my job. Just knowing that I've had enough impact for them to express their gratitude make this one of the most meaningful things I've ever done.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The first time I herd about College Possible, I thought it was a great idea and a great mission. When I interviwed to be a coach at College Possible I found their work even more inspiring. Now that I work with College Possible I can say that their organization is more than just inspiring, it is organized, efficient and results driven. The people who serve for College Possible are the ones who make all this happen and they truly uphold the mission, culture, and success of the organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a current AmeriCorps VISTA for College Possible, I've been nothing short of thrilled with my experience. I recently graduated from a 4-year college in May so, aside from a summer internship, this is my first "entry-level" position in the real world. College Possible produces astounding results for our work in assisting low-income students with college access and success, and is an incredible place to serve. College Possible really strives to harbor a comfortable, fast-paced, and fun work environment for both AmeriCorps members and the leadership team. The leadership team invests an incredible amount of trust in each cohort of AmeriCorps members, giving us a high level of responsibility and the chance to develop excellently relevant skills that most entry-level positions don't get to experience. I'm continually working one-on-one with the leadership team to better myself as an AmeriCorps member, a College Possible volunteer, an example to the students we serve, and an individual.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an alum of this program since 2007 from Harding Senior High School. I joined in 2006, when it was still called "Admission Possible." It was a wonderful experience for me and my friends that I went to high school and college with. We still keep in touch with our coach. She was a wonderful role model to us, and also such a motivator. She was our second mom, and even throughout our senior year in college she came to visit us, because our college was also the same one that she graduated from. I definitely recommend this program for all and every single youth, it will help you find your college, scholarships, and improve your ACT scores. TWO THUMBS UP FOR "College Possible."

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an alum from Roosevelt High School and have since then gone to college and continued to professional school. Coming from a refugee family with little support in western education, I found Admission Possible to be one of the most beneficial programs I have ever been a part of. They helped tremendously in ACT preparations through personalized sessions where the AP coaches went through each subject with us, hitting the high points and making sure that student knew what they were doing. AP also provided practice exams that gave me a good idea of what to expect on the exam. Then during senior year, it was the college application help that got us going. I have realized through participating on student panels and talking with students that having the program made me a much more knowledgeable person about the whole college application process. My parents and extended family couldn't help me because I'm one of the first ones to go to college. My friends were just as lost as I was, so having AP there to help guide, inform, and encourage me was very inspiring. Now, I am more self aware and take the initiative to control my future. Through AP, I have continued to develop a confidence that is needed. Now I understand what it really means when people tell you that "knowledge is power." Thank you, AP, for your support. Just like you, I will also have a future of helping others. --Charles Vang, Roosevelt High School Class of 2006, Macalester College Class of 2010, University of Minnesota Medical School Class of 2014.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Joining Admission Possible was one of the best decisions I made in high school. My Admission Possible coach was very helpful and motivated me to study for my ACTs and helped review my college entry essays/ applications.

Being a part of Admission Possible made college more accessible and in doing so, i was motivated to apply to college scholarships. I am a proud Admission Possible Alumni, they made it easier for me to reach my goals - I am now a proud Mechanical Engineer.

Client Served

Rating: 5

AP really helped me prepare for college and for the ACT. I would totally recommend AP for everyone.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a student in high school when I received help from Admission Possible to get into college. They helped me prepare for the standardized tests, applications, essays, and interviews that got me accepted into the college I wanted and now have a B.S. degree in. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone in need of help or who would like to become part of this amazing and selfless team!