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Expanding college possibilities

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como students with certificatesOn January 16, College Possible participated in a summit for increasing college access for low-income students at the White House. The summit brought together qualified representatives from organizations such as the National Economic Council, the Domestic Policy Council, and the Department of Education to have dialogue about the achievement gap and class disparities among college students and graduates.

"Education is one of the surest ways out of poverty," said College Possible associate director Bethany Krueger.

The organization announced their expansion strategy at the summit that would lead them to providing services in Philadelphia. "Philadelphia is our commitment to the President and the First Lady," said Krueger.

200 college presidents and some organizations throughout the country met at the summit to show full commitment to the mission of creating better college access.

20121114 cp 105Krueger said the percentage of low-income students graduating with a 4-year degree in their mid-twenties is below 10 percent. "Nationally 8 percent of all low-income high school students graduate from four-year-degree schools by age of 24," said Krueger. "This compares to the 73 percent of high school students that graduate from all level incomes."

College Possible has operating offices in multiple cities such as Portland, Ore., Milwaukee, Omaha, Neb., and the Twin Cities.


"As an organization we want to service 20 thousand students in 10 cities by 2020," said Krueger.

Krueger also said College Possible currently has employment opportunities. "We are looking for our next group of core members," said Krueger.

20121114 cp 385For more information, visit http://www.collegepossible.org/index.aspx
 
 

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