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College Track
117 Broadway Street
Oakland
CA
94607
United States
Contact Name:
Jeannie Johnson
Program Description:
College Track is a national education non-profit organization working to increase high school graduation, college enrollment, and college graduation rates among low-income students. Our ultimate goal is to transform low-income communities into places where all students have the opportunity to graduate from a 4-year university. We do this by opening College Track centers - centrally located in communities demonstrating significant need - where our students receive academic and college readiness support in a learning 'hub' environment. Through this work we create college-going cultures in the neighborhoods where our centers are located. Currently, the organization supports over 400 college students nationwide and 950 high school students at centers in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, New Orleans, Aurora, Colorado, and Los Angeles. Programs and Services All of College Track's programs for high school and college students are centered on four core service areas: Academic Affairs, Student Life, College Affairs, and College Success. For each of these programs we have established a set of clearly defined student goals and expectations mapped to college acceptance requirements that are structured to best prepare students for the academic, social, and financial demands of college. * Academic Affairs - Provides students with tutoring, small-group academic workshops in all subject areas, SAT and ACT preparation, and academic counseling. * Student Life - Enables students to gain leadership skills, be involved in extracurricular activities, participate in cultural and artistic events, and engage in community service. * College Affairs - Supports students and parents through the college application and selection process and helps students and parents build a sustainable financial aid portfolio. * College Success - Helps students once they are in college to ensure that they are academically, socially, and financially able to complete their degree.