NEW YORK (Nov. 17, 2011 PRNewswire) – While many will mark the New Year with new calendars and new resolutions, college-access and success nonprofit Admission Possible will ring in the New Year with a new name.
Beginning January 2012, Admission Possible will operate under the name “College Possible” as it grows to reach 20,000 low-income students across the nation annually.
College Possible recently received a national award recognizing its strong community partnerships and innovative approach to social issues. College Possible Access and Success Partnership Earns Top Honors from Mutual of America’s 2011 Community Partnership Award
Mutual of America announced that College Possible Access and Success Partnership received the 2011 Governor Hugh L. Carey Award, presented annually to the national award-winning program from its Community Partnership Award competition.
College Possible, founded by Jim McCorkell in Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2000, helps economically disadvantaged high school students navigate the college admissions process and continues to work with them in college as they prepare for their chosen careers. College Possible’s primary partners include high schools in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, Milwaukee and Omaha; AmeriCorps and VISTA; and institutions of higher education across the country.
Since its founding, 98 percent of College Possible students have earned admission to college. “This year, College Possible will serve 8,700 students in 28 high schools in the major metropolitan areas of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Milwaukee and Omaha, and on nearly 150 college campuses across the country,” says Natalie Rule Burns, director of external relations for College Possible.
The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 160 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award and the 2011 winners, visit mutualofamerica.com/cpa.
“All of the 2011 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need,” said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. “Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships.”