Commitment to Action

College Possible: Closing the Degree Divide for Low-Income Students

Commitment by

College Possible

In 2016, College Possible committed to implementing a transformational growth strategy focused on capacity-building rather than direct service, which will enable colleges and universities to better support low-income students – from matriculation through graduation. College Possible will partner with five college/universities who will receive support to build College Possible’s proven curriculum into their own infrastructure. College Possible will train and support their post-secondary partners in hiring and managing near-peer coaches who are recent college graduates, thus optimizing college’s high-quality existing staff to implement the College Possible model and decrease less effective efforts spent toward improving graduation rates. This will rapidly scale College Possible’s proven model, dramatically impact the college degree attainment rates of low-income students, and effect systems change across the higher education sector.

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College Possible: Closing the Degree Divide for Low-Income Students



Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

College Possible

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

University of Nebraska, Omaha, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, College of Saint Benedict, Corporation for National and Community Service, Augsburg College, Kresge Foundation, AT&T Inc., St. Cloud State University