Fund a Dream
The Case for Giving
Together, we are more powerful than we realize.
Every student denied their power is a promise broken, a dream deferred. Today, one in five students from low-income communities who enroll in college will not graduate. This has a very deep generational impact on families across the country. At College Track, we believe it’s time to draw the line.
For 23 years, College Track has supported the educational journeys of thousands of young people, doubling the college completion rate for first-generation students from low-income communities. And we didn’t do it alone. We know that the power inside each “me” is magnified a hundredfold by the power of “we.”
By focusing on quality, scale, and sustainability, we can achieve our collective vision for our students, our communities, and our society.
2024 Vision for Impact
Our students earn a bachelor’s degree | Pursue a life of opportunity and choice
Amplify the talent within our communities | Inspire a movement to democratize potential
The Joe K. Gardner Memorial Fund
The Joe K. Gardner Memorial Fund honors the legacy of College Track Site Director, Joe K. Gardner, and the indelible impact on College Track scholars and the people with and for whom he did this work. Contributions will support emergency funds for College Track scholars, which provide vital resources to ensure that our students remain on track to earn their bachelor’s degree, despite unexpected financial hardships. Funds will be used to cover crucial, unforeseen expenses that would otherwise pose significant roadblocks in our scholars’ ability to persist through college, including housing, food, medical, tuition, transportation, and technology.
Your one time donation
Show your dedication to our nation’s youth. Just one gift can make the difference for a student as they embark on their journey to and through college.
Your monthly donation
Join our community of loyal supporters uplifting College Track students all year long. Take pride knowing each month your gift is paving the way for the next generation of leaders in our communities.
See how your gift helps our students earn their college degree and a seat at the table in the 21st century workforce.
The Gift of Today
Your gift of $100 supports the supplies, one-on-one learning and small group academic work in the areas of math, literacy, and critical thinking skills.
The Gift of Preparation
Your gift of $500 supports services like ACT/SAT prep to ensure students can reach their best score and help set the stage for their academic careers.
The Gift of Knowledge
Your gift of $1,000 supports services like college tours and scholarships, providing students with life-changing experiences and resources.
The Gift of Tuition
Your gift of $2,500 represents the average need-based scholarship awarded to a College Track student for the academic year.
The Clifford Johnson Memorial Fund
The Clifford Johnson Memorial Fund for College Track Students of Prince George’s County honors the life and legacy of Cliff Johnson, a compassionate advocate for education and equity. A proud native of Prince George’s County, Cliff was in his element at the head of a classroom, where he felt most rewarded by empowering young people to learn, grow, and thrive.
We’re in good company.
Year after year, we are able to do this work in partnership with foundations, corporations, and generous individuals who share our vision of a brighter future for America’s youth.
We invite you to join us in making an investment that will leave an indelible mark in the lives of our students, the stability of our communities, and the prosperity of our country-at-large.