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Community Minute: Helping students pursue academic excellence

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The Posse Foundation is a nonprofit organization which identifies students overlooked by traditional college selection processes and provides them with opportunities to pursue personal and academic excellence. The Posse Foundation recruits and trains student leaders from public high schools to form multicultural teams called "Posses." The teams are then prepared, through an intensive eight-month Pre-Collegiate Training Program, for enrollment at top-tier universities nationwide to pursue their academics and to help promote cross-cultural communication on campus. Posse staff members maintain connections with students throughout college and support them in academic and leadership endeavors on campus. The organization also leverages partnerships with national and international companies to help students enter the workforce after graduation.

For more information, contact:
POSSE D.C.
1319 F Street, N.W., Suite 604
Washington, DC 20004
Tel: (202) 347-7071
dc@possefoundation.org

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