Skip to main content

Investing in Minnesota’s Future

College Possible responds to this present moment by Expanding their tech-connected program.

College Possible Minnesota sets youth up with the opportunity to succeed.

For the last 20 years, College Possible has dedicated itself to helping low-income and first-generation students attend and graduate college. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made coaching more personal for the organization, which is using its tech-connected program to reach its students while physically distancing.

College Possible Minnesota’s Executive Director, Geoff Wilson, shares how they utilize best-fit enrollment to make sure students are at an institution where they can thrive. This means providing students with four key elements:

  • Relentless support
  • Community building/peer network
  • Financial support
  • Career readiness

“I think so much of the persistence and success lies in some of these early decisions,” he says. “So we really work to make sure that students have a wide spectrum of opportunities so they’re getting multiple (college) offers.”

According to Geoff, partnerships are the key to expanding student success. College Possible is working with career centers and community partners to make sure students are set up graduate and succeed after college.

To learn more about College Possible, watch their full interview above.

More Stories

Think Small

Keeping Child Care Doors Open

Think Small responds to this present moment with micro-grants for family child care providers.

Learn More
Coalition for Asian American Leaders group

Investing in the Asian Minnesotan Community

The Coalition for Asian American Leaders is facing this present moment with hope and action.

Learn More
Kevin Reese

Rewriting Destiny

One man’s crusade to change the lives of the formerly and currently incarcerated

Read More
Como Friends video thumbnail

A Welcoming Oasis

Como Friends helps provide an oasis in Saint Paul at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

Watch the video
Minnesota landscape 5

Responding to Community Needs During COVID-19

Here are some of the steps we are taking to fulfill our purpose to inspire generosity, advocate for equity and invest in community-led solutions during these challenging times.

Read the update
Gloria Perez Headshot

A History Maker Inspiring Women and Girls of Color

Get to know Gloria Perez, president and CEO of the Women's Foundation of Minnesota, and learn what inspires her life-changing work.

Learn More
Como conservatory meeting spot blog

The Resilience of the Nonprofit Sector Shines Through

Get inspired by the inventive ways local nonprofits are engaging and serving their communities during the pandemic.

Learn More
Saint Paul Urban Tennis Group

Take the Census & Shape Your Community

Take the 2020 Census. Now, more than ever, it is important to make sure your voice is heard and that you are counted.

Learn More