College Possible’s mission is to make college admission and success possible for students from low-income backgrounds through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support.
Bottom Line for Portland
College Possible Oregon is serving more than 1,600 students on their path to becoming college graduates this year, and the results are striking: with the support of College Possible, students are twice as likely to graduate from college compared to their peers from similar backgrounds. College Possible believes that higher education is a key pillar to building an engaged, diverse workforce and developing equitable outcomes for all Portland metro students. In the face of decreased enrollment and changing attitudes toward higher education, equitable access to higher education is more important than ever.
“When I was in high school, I thought of college as this mountain that I had to climb, so I felt like College Possible was something I really needed to be a part of. I couldn’t have done it without College Possible essentially giving me all the right tools to climb this mountain.”
Sergio, Reynolds High School 2015; Oregon State 2019
Process Engineer at Amorphyx
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We recognize and affirm the importance of doing the hard work of building College Possible into an educational equity organization that, at every level, reflects our shared values of diversity, equity and inclusion. We acknowledge the challenges inherent in orienting and defining our work within a context rife with systemic inequity, injustice and exclusion. But we have an abiding belief in the transformative role that College Possible can play by supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education as they pursue college degrees. We seek to see our students thrive beyond college, thus shaping the very communities that they come from and settle in.
Year Founded: 2000
Tax ID: 411968798
College Possible is in the Education category which is sponsored by Bank of America.
They're a medium-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co., Washington Co. and beyond.