This fall, St. Anthony High School will open its doors to College Possible Milwaukee, a local office of a nationally-recognized college access and success program. This new site will allow College Possible Milwaukee to make college admission and success possible for more low-income students than ever before.
College Possible will recruit at least 15 students to be served at St Anthony High School.
Historically, College Possible Milwaukee juniors have raised their ACT scores by more than 18%, and 95% of seniors have earned admission to college. Nationally, 80% of College Possible students who enroll in college have graduated or are working toward their degree- compared to the 8 percent of low-income students nationwide by age 24.
“We are thrilled to be able to serve even more Milwaukee students at St. Anthony High School,” said Edie Turnbull, executive director of College Possible Milwaukee. “We look forward to building strong relationships with St. Anthony’s to help more students earn college admission and ultimately four-year degrees.”
“We are very excited to partner with College Possible Milwaukee,” said Julia D’Amato, Principal of St. Anthony High School. “At St. Anthony High School, we are committed to helping each of our students succeed academically and prepare for college. With the help of College Possible, our students will have the opportunity to access valuable tools and support as they navigate the college application process.”
The addition of this site brings College Possible Milwaukee’s presence to 13 Milwaukee-area schools.
In the 2014-2015 school year, College Possible Milwaukee will launch “Scale Up 2 College,” an expansion plan that will allow the organization to increase its impact on the city of Milwaukee. Supported by a lead funder, the Burke Foundation, the Scale Up 2 College expansion will enable College Possible to serve 720 more Milwaukee students when it reaches fruition.
Launched in 2008, College Possible Milwaukee serves more than 3,300 low-income high school and college age students through its college access and completion programs. Nationwide, College Possible’s innovative and award-winning model serves nearly 19,000 Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin students. More information at www.CollegePossible.org