College Track Makes News
Equip students confronting systemic barriers to earn a bachelor’s degree in pursuit of a life of opportunity, choice, and power.
From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program systematically removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers that keep first-generation students from low-income communities from completing college and thriving in the workforce. Today, College Track serves more than 3,800 students in 12 communities across California, Colorado, Louisiana, and the D.C. Metro Area, with 950+ alumni leading a movement to democratize potential.
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OP-ED: Stop Taking Grants Students Have Earned
Colleges need to stop treating student success at winning private scholarships as just another windfall, writes College Track's Nadja Jepsen
Chalkbeat and College Track Host COVID-19 Student Panel
Four students — from Aurora, East Palo Alto, Prince George's County, and Watts — and Dr. Shirley M. Collado participated in this important panel
Our program model, impact, and incredible student stories have been showcased in news outlets across the country.
Releases & Statements
We work in concert with our partners to share important milestones and announcements that impact our students and communities at-large.
Brochures & Reports
A breadth of collateral materials are available to provide additional context into our program model and its impact to-date.
With over 24 years serving students on their high school through college journey, College Track is pleased to be a resource for journalists on a variety of topics relating to college completion. Some of these topics include: college application practices, college readiness, persistence and summer melt, why a four-year college degree, maximizing financial aid options, supporting Dreamers and DACA recipients, and how we can ensure upward social mobility for today’s low-income and first-generation students.
Our Leading Voices
We believe in the power of national and local voices to speak to some of the greatest issues surrounding education and social justice and their impact on the communities we serve. Our regional leadership have a deep connection to this work and would offer significant insight to your stories.
Shirley M. Collado, Ph.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Rosanna Ferro, Ed.D.
Chief of Education
Senior Financial Programs & Scholarship Director
Vice President, Site Support
Manager of DREAMer Services