St. Paul, Minn. (Jan. 30, 2012) — The local nonprofit formerly known as Admission Possible this week launched its new name College Possible.
The college access and completion services provider made the shift in support of its growth in student service offerings as well as its nationwide replication aspirations. Organization leaders now want to be sure Twin Cities residents recognize the new name and that they can count on the same ‘whatever it takes’ services in support of low-income Twin Cities students.
“Our belief is that when college is possible, anything is possible and our name now fully captures that,” said Sara Dziuk, Twin Cities Executive Director. “We’re continuing our work to challenge cynicism through idealism and using our effective model to prove that your income level should not dictate your education level. We’re just doing it under a new banner.”
The name College Possible is supported by a new, yet familiar and energizing logo depicting the open gates to a college campus and a tagline reading “open a world of opportunity.”
“We want to invite individuals from every walk of life to get involved in opening a world of opportunity for our young people, our families and our communities,” Dziuk said. “As we grow our intensive college access and success services to reach more Twin Cities students, we will need partners in that work.”
College Possible was founded in 2000 in St. Paul where is has grown from 35 students to 7,600. As the nonprofit continued the growth of its services to students in the Twin Cities and nationwide and grew its programming to include college completion support services, it was clear it was time to make an organizational name change as well.
In recognition of the name change implementation, College Possible launched its new website HYPERLINK “http://www.collegepossible.org/”www.CollegePossible.org as well as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles with much fanfare on Jan. 30.
Available on its website is the video documenting the local “celebration party” of staff and AmeriCorps members as well as the organization’s first video made under the College Possible name. This 12-minute documentary-style video is full of what Dziuk explains to be “incredibly inspiring stories of individuals challenging cynicism.”
College Possibleä Twin Cities is making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Launched in 2000, College Possible Twin Cities serves 7,600 low-income high school and college age students through its college access and completion programs. Nationwide, CollegePossible’s innovative and award-winning model serves 8,700 Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin students in 2011-12 with plans to reach 20,000 students annually in 10 locations across the country as early as 2015. According to a recent Harvard study, the program doubles a student’s chances of enrolling in college.