College Possible, formerly Admission Possible, is seeking AmeriCorps and VISTA members for Fall 2013! We will be selecting lots of talented, idealistic people and we would love your help in recruiting them. We get our best candidates from your referrals, so please take a moment to think of people who just might be passionate about changing the world – or others who might know of such people! Most often, our applicants are recent college graduates or current seniors looking for opportunities starting next fall.
We are excited each year by the quality applications we receive from all over the country, and with our recent national recognition – we were recently honored with Mutual of America’s Community Partnership Award and The Elfenworks Foundation’s In Harmony with Hope Award – helping to raise our profile, we expect the competition for these positions to be especially strong this year!
Over 130 new AmeriCorps and VISTA members will be selected to start in the fall in the Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Omaha and Portland. The Priority Application Deadline is 1/9/2013 and the Regular Application Deadline is 3/8/2013. For more details on the specific positions and deadlines, as well as a short video about opportunities with College Possible, please visit: http://www.CollegePossible.org/AmeriCorps.html.
What is College Possible?
College Possible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Our after-school services include (1) academic support through ACT/SAT test preparation; (2) college application assistance; (3) financial aid consulting; (4) guidance in the college transition; and (5) support toward college degree completion.
We currently serve nearly 2,000 students between our sites the Twin Cities (MN), Milwaukee, WI and Omaha, NE. Since our founding in 2000, we have succeeded in helping 98% of our students earn admission to college! We are currently working under a multi-year growth plan to reach 20,000 low-income students annually in 10 sites nationwide by as soon as 2015.
College Possible Highlights
1. We have 100+ socially-minded, idealistic, talented college graduates from around the country working hard towards a common goal.
2. AmeriCorps members are instrumental in the organization’s success and are making a real difference in helping make college admission and success possible for low-income students. To date, 98% of our graduating seniors have been admitted to college.
3. Members who serve with College Possible gain understanding of the inner workings of a successful non-profit organization, and become extremely marketable for future graduate school and job endeavors. Past members have gone on to attend graduate school at Harvard, Berkeley, and Stanford; others have pursued careers in social work, teaching, and law.
4. Every year our AmeriCorps members become connected to an immediate social network of like-minded, idealistic recent graduates. Past members have found some of their closest friends during their year of service.
We hope you’ll consider applying to serve with College Possible!
Want to change the world? Apply to be an AmeriCorps member with College Possible!