College Track is a national educational non-profit organization working to increase high school graduation, college eligibility and enrollment, and college graduation rates among low-income students. Our ultimate goal is to transform communities into places where all high school students have the opportunity to become college ready and receive continued academic support throughout college. 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 rich environment. Students accepted into College Track receive academic and mentoring support for up to ten years, starting in their freshman year of high school through their college graduation. College Track students currently attend more than 75 four-year institutions including Harvard, Stanford, MIT, University of California (Berkeley, Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Cruz), Howard University, Spelman College, and Columbia).
Number of Students Served:
Individual donors, foundations and corporations, fundraising
College Track empowers underrepresented youth to graduate from high school eligible for college and to complete college. Our vision is to dramatically increase the number of students who will be first in their family to enroll in and graduate from college.
College Track's overarching goals are: 1) 100% of seniors will graduate from high school and be admitted to a 4-year college. 2) 90% of seniors will enroll in a 4-year college. 3) 75% of our college students will graduate within six years of entering college. Specific goals for each of our programs are as follows: The Academic Affairs Program will guide 100% of College Track students to graduate high school, and 100% College Track students to be eligible for at least a public 4-year college/university system, through tutoring, academic advising, social-emotional support, ACT test preparation and ensuring that students are meeting all college eligibility requirements. Through the Student Life Program, students participate in enrichment and leadership activities. Ninth graders complete thirty-five hours of community service annually while 10th through 12th graders complete fifty hours. The College Affairs Program will support all seniors through the college application process, college financial planning and selecting a “Best Fit” school. 90% of seniors will enroll in a 4-year college. College Success staff (post secondary support) stay in contact with all of our college students. We provide academic, social-emotional and financial advising as requested by students. We match all freshmen and sophomores with a coach or mentor. We advise on internships (for students and grads) and job search/opportunities (for our grads).
Comprehensive 8 - 10 years of ongoing support from high school through college completion
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
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