College Track celebrated the grand opening of its seventh national site on October 2nd, 2014 alongside Mayor Kevin Johnson, Chase, and the California Endowment. The new center, located in the Oak Park neighborhood, is the culmination of a strategic partnership between College Track, Mayor Kevin Johnson, St. Hope Public Schools, and Sacramento Charter High School in response to the unmet educational needs in the community. Presently, nearly half of Oak Park adult residents have not earned a high school diploma, and only eight percent have a college degree.
Transition is a natural part of growth. To that end, after much reflection David Silver has decided to transition out of his role as the CEO of College Track. He will continue to serve as a Senior Advisor for the balance of the 2014/15 school year to ensure a seamless transition for our students and staff.
Following the historic launch of TheDream.US on February 4, 2014, the first national scholarship program for Dreamers, the inaugural class of scholars has been selected. Among them, nine College Track Dreamers received over $50,000 in scholarship funds towards their college education.
On January 16th, Troy Simon introduced First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House forum focused on expanding college opportunities for students. College Track joined college and university Presidents, national foundations, individual and government representatives, and similar education non-profits from across the country at the White House event.