College Track News Stories

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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Kevin and Wanda Durant Celebrate Inaugural Class of College Track at the Durant Center

Jun. 30, 2022 | News Stories

The Source covers how the NBA All-Star sent 51 students from his childhood neighborhood off to college in style

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Chalkbeat and College Track Host COVID-19 Student Panel

Jun. 09, 2022 | News Stories

Four scholars — from Aurora, East Palo Alto, Prince George’s County, and Watts — and Dr. Shirley M. Collado participated in this important discussion

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Malcolm Jenkins is No Longer a Saint, but His Impact Lives on in New Orleans

Jun. 01, 2022 | News Stories details how — and why — the football legend has supported College Track New Orleans for a decade

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Community Colleges Hit Hardest by Higher-Ed Enrollment Slump

Jan. 17, 2022 | News Stories

CEO Shirley M. Collado discusses the impact of the pandemic on College Track’s scholars. 

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