To make college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. College Possible is a proven, research-based program founded in 2000 and launched in Portland in 2012 designed to ensure high school completion and post-secondary success.
Bottom Line for Portland
During the 2015-16 school year, 223 high school juniors increased their ACT scores by 26 percent. Additionally, 159 seniors sent more than 1,015 college applications. Ninety-six percent earned admission to college and earned more than $1 million in scholarships.
“My experience in College Possible has been a gift. My coach was compassionate toward my struggles as a low-income student of color—the amount of patience and empathy she personally provided me is both a privilege and a lifelong lesson.” —Gia, 2016 Gresham High School graduate and Willamette University student