College Possible Access and Success Partnership Earns Top Honors from Mutual of America's 2011 Community Partnership Award Twin Cities Nonprofit Organization Named National Award Winner for Work with Economically Disadvantaged Students

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that College Possible Access and Success Partnership received the 2011 Governor Hugh L. Carey Award, presented annually to the national award-winning program from its Community Partnership Award competition.

College Possible (originally named Admission Possible), founded by Jim McCorkell in Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2000, helps economically disadvantaged high school students navigate the college admissions process and continues to work with them in college as they prepare for their chosen careers. College Possible's primary partners include high schools in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, Milwaukee and Omaha; AmeriCorps and VISTA; and institutions of higher education across the country.

Since its founding, 98 percent of College Possible students have earned admission to college. "This year, College Possible will serve 8,700 students in 28 high schools in the major metropolitan areas of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Milwaukee and Omaha, and on nearly 150 college campuses across the country," says Natalie Rule Burns, director of external relations for College Possible.

About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award

The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 160 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award and the 2011 winners, visit mutualofamerica.com/cpa.

"All of the 2011 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need," said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. "Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships."

About Mutual of America

Mutual of America specializes in providing retirement products and services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. Since 1945, Mutual of America has remained committed to offering plan sponsors, plan participants and individuals carefully selected, quality products and services at a competitive price and the personal attention they need to help build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. For more information, visit mutualofamerica.com.

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