College Possible is a growing nonprofit dedicated to coaching low-income students to and through college, breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering our workforce. Our rigorously tested model earns top-of-field results and students served are 10 times more likely to become college graduates. A 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student’s chance of enrolling in a four-year college. College Possible has a budget of $16.5 million, 90 full-time, regular employees and more than 200 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2015-2016 school year, we will serve 19,000 students in 60 partner high schools and nearly 300 college campuses.
Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, College Possible currently serves students in Minnesota; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; Omaha, Nebraska; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; newly added Chicago, Illinois; and college campuses nationwide. By 2021, we will help our students achieve an ambitious 65 percent graduation rate, build new partnerships with more than 400 colleges and contribute to an enhanced community-college-to-bachelor’s-degree pipeline.