Trying to get into college is challenging enough without all the other elements that play into the application process like financial aid and assessment requirements. But imagine how challenging it is if you’re a minority?

These are some real and common struggles underrepresented groups encounter as they prepare to enroll for college. Fortunate for them, there are lots of resources and community groups who can help. Several federal programs like Trio and local nonprofits are stepping up to help students like Abdirahman “Abdi” Hassan from St. Paul, Minn., find the money for college and the resources to help her navigate through the process, which is often overwhelming for first in college.

One nonprofit stepping up in Minnesota is Admission Possible.The organization makes college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive two-year curriculum of coaching and support.

Read more about Abdi’s story on Ed Week.

Learn more about Admission Possible by visiting their web site.