Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2006
    This description of Jim McCorkell's work was prepared when Jim McCorkell was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
    Introduction
    Jim McCorkell’s Admission Possible closes the large college admissions gap between the wealthy and the poor by using a team-oriented, low cost approach that combines youth workers with small teams of students. These two-year partnerships have resulted in 98 percent of his students being admitted to college since he started Admission Possible in 2000.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
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