College Possible AmeriCorps
  • 06-Nov-2017 to 25-Aug-2018 (CST)
  • AmeriCorps
  • Full Time

College Possible is a growing nonprofit dedicated to coaching low-income students to-and-through college, breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering our workforce. Our rigorously-tested model earns top-of-field results that have helped 98 percent of students served earn admission to college and supported nearly 80 percent through graduation. A 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college.

Our 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.

As an AmeriCorps organization, College Possible is recruiting college graduates to serve for one year to help make a college degree and college success possible for low-income students.  With positions ranging from working directly with students to writing grants to coordinating events, there are many opportunities offered.  Not only do College Possible AmeriCorps members make a difference in their community, they gain valuable experience for their next job or graduate school endeavor.


Catalyze Coach

Catalyze Coaches are housed on campus and report to an institutional staff member.  They coach students as they navigate the milestones and resources essential to graduating from college. Coaches maintain proactive communication, help link students to services already available on campus, plan events for students and connect students to meaningful opportunities. Positions to start August 2018 available. Positions will be at:

  • College of Saint John's/College of Saint Benedict, Saint Joseph, MN
  • Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (Currently filled for 2018-2019 Service Year)
  • Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN (Currently filled for 2018-2019 Service Year)
  • Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA (Currently filled for 2018-2019 Service Year)
  • Luther College, Decorah, IA (Currently filled for 2018-2019 Service Year)



Compensation includes a living allowance, health coverage and an approximately $5,815 Education Award that can be used to repay federal student loans or pay future education expenses. Student loans may be deferred.  12 month commitment beginning in early August of 2018 required.

Please visit our website,, to learn more about the organization!

Required Skills:

Four year college degree required.  Ideal applicants will have demonstrated leadership skills, a high level of achievement in academics, employment and/or other pursuits, and a commitment to the mission of College Possible.  We welcome applicants of all academic majors to apply.

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