College Track Makes News

Our Mission

Equip students confronting systemic barriers to earn a bachelor’s degree in pursuit of a life of opportunity, choice, and power.

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Recent Highlights

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

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Russell Wilson and Ciara Pledge $100k to College Track Colorado

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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

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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

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College Track News

News Stories

Stories about the College Track 10-year model, incredible scholars, and visionary leaders.

Releases & Statements

Important announcements about key College Track program, partnership, and staff milestones plus statements about events that affect our students and communities at large.

Brochures & Reports

Annual reports, Social Mobility Reports, fact sheets, and programming materials that illustrate our breadth and depth.

Our Expertise

College Track’s decades of experience working with scholars from low-income communities who want to be the first in their families to graduate from college has long made us a key resource for journalists covering equity issues in higher education. Our national leadership team can provide commentary, context, and data on the debate over the value of a bachelor’s degree, declining enrollment rates, student-loan debt, DREAMer/DACA support, college access, college application practices, financial aid, scholarship displacement, and more.

Shirley M. Collado, Ph.D.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Rosanna Ferro, Ed.D.

Chief of Education

Nadja Jepsen

Senior Financial Programs & Scholarship Director

Marshall Lott

Vice President, Site Support

Darwin Velasquez

Manager of DREAMer Services

Media Inquiries

For all press inquiries and information, please contact Bonnie Powell, Director of Communications, at, or Michelle Shinseki, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, at

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