The Power of Community

Meeting our students where they are.

12 Centers

In the heart of our country’s most diverse communities.

College Track’s model brings nationwide best practices, honed over more than two decades, to a flexible, human-focused program tailored to each of our student centers.

Since our founding, we have partnered with school districts, superintendents, middle & high schools, local organizations, and families to build a pipeline of first-generation college graduates whose collective achievements transform their communities.

Click on the map to learn more about each region

Boyle Heights, CA

Our first Southern California site opened in 2012 in the East Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights thanks to our partnership with the Foundation. In 2017, 100 percent of Boyle Heights’ inaugural class headed off to college.

Crenshaw, CA

In 2020, College Track Los Angeles partnered with The Len Hill Charitable Trust to open our third center in the region within the city’s historic Crenshaw District, welcoming a new class of students from Dorsey and Crenshaw High School.

Prince George’s County, MD

In partnership with the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation and Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), College Track opened its first East Coast center in Kevin’s hometown with a class of 69 inaugural students from Suitland High School.

Southeast D.C.

In January 2020, we welcomed more than 60 scholars to our first center in the Southeast D.C. community, in partnership with Bard High School Early College, Ballou High School, Friendship Tech Prep Public Charter School, and Thurgood Marshall Academy.

East Palo Alto, CA

Our flagship site opened its doors in 1997 with a cohort of 25 students from Carlmont High School, laying the groundwork for a national organization to take form.

Oakland, CA

In 2002, College Track opened its second center in the heart of downtown Oakland. Today, the center serves 475 high school and college students, who are changing what’s possible for Oakland youth.

Sacramento, CA

Since 2014, College Track Sacramento has served scholars from all over Sacramento and its surrounding areas, including Natomas and Elk Grove, 97% of whom will be the first in their family to earn a college degree.

San Francisco, CA

From its founding in 2007 to today, College Track San Francisco has grown from 50 students to more than 700 scholars served, reshaping the education landscape within and beyond the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood.

Aurora, CO

In partnership with Aurora Public Schools, College Track opened its first Colorado center in 2011. This year, Aurora celebrated its first class of college graduates.

Denver, CO

In 2016, College Track partnered with Denver Public Schools, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, and Social Impact Solutions to open our Denver center, doubling our impact in the state.

Watts, CA

With the combined effort of The Wasserman Foundation, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, and Green Dot Public Schools, we brought our program to Watts in 2015. Today, the center celebrates its first class of students heading to college.

New Orleans, LA

We expanded to New Orleans in 2008 with an inaugural class of 50 freshmen. Today, more than 400 students are on the path to college and career success, making College Track New Orleans the largest college completion program in the city.

Contact Our Team

For general inquiries or donations:

    • Individuals Bernadette Butler, National Director of Individual Philanthropy,
    • Corporations, Foundations, Government, and Other Groups Nicole Embury, National Director of Institutional Philanthropy,

Contact Our Team

To learn more about making a donation or partnering with us, email Zoe Melczer, Vice President of Development, at or Dervla McDonnell, Director of Institutional Philanthropy, at

Contact Our Team

To learn more about making a donation or partnering with us, email Nikki Wardlaw, Director of Philanthropic Initiatives, at

To learn more about making a donation or partnering with us, email Mandi Cambre, Director of Philanthropy & Partnerships, at or Nikki Wardlaw, Director of Philanthropic Initiatives, at

To learn more about making a donation or partnering with us, email Senior Director of Development Suling Miller at