College Track News Stories

College Track Partners with 14 Institutions of Higher Education in Significant Push to Increase Opportunity for First-Generation College Students

Sep. 27, 2023 | News Stories, Releases & Statements

Agreements emphasize and elevate the wealth of talent that exists within underserved and underestimated communities.  …

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ASU and College Track co-design curriculum to bridge education and opportunity gaps for first-gen students

Sep. 13, 2023 | News Stories, Releases & Statements

New, blended learning program will support the most underserved students – from high school through…

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Northern Arizona University and College Track Announce Innovative Partnership to Increase Educational Equity

Aug. 31, 2023 | News Stories, Releases & Statements

NAU and national nonprofit College Track will work together to offer innovative opportunities for scholars…

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The Inspiring Story of College Track Southeast D.C. Graduates, Featured on NBC Washington

Jun. 01, 2023 | News Stories, Releases & Statements

NBC Washington recently featured an article covering the first Launch to College event to be hosted by College Track Southeast D.C. The ceremony honored the achievements of the inaugural graduating senior cohort who are now embarking on their journey to college. The event served as a significant milestone, signifying the halfway point of our 10-year commitment to our scholars in their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree and a fulfilling career, and it underscored the importance of representation and visibility. Learn more about this incredible group as they celebrated the beginning of a new chapter with family, teachers, and mentors (May 31, 2023).

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Liberal Arts Colleges to Keep Prioritizing Diversity

May. 04, 2023 | News Stories

In this article published by Inside Higher Ed, members of the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA) have pledged to collaborate with college access organizations such as College Track to further promote the academic achievement of students from historically excluded groups. This initiative aims to address potential challenges that may arise from two impending Supreme Court rulings that could potentially limit race-based admissions practices.

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Groundbreaking New Partnership Between College Track and the CSU System will Focus on Equity, Building Community

Dec. 01, 2022 | News Stories

A deep dive into the role that College Track plays in the lives of Colorado’s aspiring first-generation college graduates— and what the new partnership with Colorado State University System will mean for them.

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College Track President & CEO Shirley M. Collado Delivers Call to Action at Excelencia in Education’s 2022 Celebración de Excelencia

Oct. 24, 2022 | News Stories

“This is the time to be brave in our educational equity work,” says Dr. Collado.

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Laurene Powell Jobs Is Giving It Her All

Oct. 05, 2022 | News Stories

Laurene Powell Jobs on founding College Track and Emerson Collective, as well as her take on entrepreneurship, investment, and philanthropy.

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“Such Tremendous Power”: Dr. Shirley M. Collado Talks to Higher-Ed Reporters for NACAC Audience

Sep. 30, 2022 | News Stories

College Track President & CEO Shirley M. Collado — who is also President Emerita of Ithaca College — interviewed four of higher education’s most influential journalists about how they approach covering their complex beat, before an audience of thousands at this year’s National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) conference.

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OP-ED: Stop Taking Grants Students Have Earned

Aug. 09, 2022 | News Stories

Colleges need to stop treating student success at winning private scholarships as just another windfall, writes College Track’s Nadja Jepsen in this op-ed for Inside Higher Ed.

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Russell Wilson and Ciara Pledge $500k Annually to Colorado Nonprofits

Jul. 28, 2022 | News Stories

The Broncos’ new quarterback, Russell Wilson, and his superstar wife, Ciara, are partnering with Centura Health to support College Track and other Colorado nonprofits, reports Black Enterprise

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In Sacramento, U.S. Bank Supports First-Generation College Students

Jul. 27, 2022 | News Stories

U.S. Bank has invested nearly $500,000 in College Track Sacramento since 2014, and recently celebrated its first clas of college graduates

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