Jim McCorkell

Ashoka Fellow
St. Paul, United States
Fellow Since 2006
My Work: Making college admission and success possible for low-income students through intense coaching and support.
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Related TopicsChildren & Youth, Education / Learning, Non-formal education


This profile was prepared when Jim McCorkell was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
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.
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