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South Milwaukee Native Joins College Possible Milwaukee

Jan. 17, 2014

Milwaukee – College Possible is welcoming Amanda Leigh Albert into a leadership role as a high school program coordinator. In this role, Albert will coordinate the organization’s work with low-income students in Milwaukee high schools. She will supervise eight AmeriCorps members serving as high school coaches for College Possible Milwaukee students.

Biography and photo for Albert are available at http://www.collegepossible.org/leadershipteammilwaukee

College Possible works to make college admission and success possible for low-income students in Milwaukee by providing after-school college access programming to nearly 600 juniors and seniors at 10 high schools. The organization also serves more than 800 students through its college program, as they work to complete their degrees.

A native of South Milwaukee, Albert received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and history from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Maryland, specializing in management & leadership and public sector financial management. She joins the College Possible team after serving for two years with Teach for America in Kansas City as a middle school English teacher.

“I wanted the opportunity to continue impacting academic achievement in underserved communities, outside of the traditional classroom setting,” said Albert. “I want to build on the successes that College Possible Milwaukee, our coaches and our students are seeing already.”

“Amanda’s experience as a classroom teacher with Teach for America is invaluable,” said Edie Turnbull, executive director of College Possible Milwaukee. “Pair that with her love of data, and it’s a winning combination for our team.”

Albert’s previous experience in service and leadership positions will support College Possible Milwaukee’s goal of making college graduation a reality for Milwaukee’s low-income students.

ABOUT COLLEGE POSSIBLE
College Possible™ is making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Launched in 2008, College Possible Milwaukee serves more than 2,500 low-income high school and college age students through its college access and completion programs. In 2013-14, College Possible’s innovative and award-winning model serves over 15,000 students in Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon and Wisconsin with plans to reach 20,000 students annually in 10 locations across the country by 2020. According to a recent Harvard study, the program more than doubles a student’s chances of enrolling in college. More information at www.CollegePossible.org

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