College Track Makes News

Our Mission

College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college.

From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers that prevent low-income and first-generation students from earning a four-year college degree.

Our goal is to inspire fellow educators, thought leaders, and policy makers with our model and approach–and encourage the national conversation around equity and justice to connect educational opportunity with upward social mobility.

Kevin Durant brings College Track to his hometown.

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College Track alum Michael Wong on KQED "Perspectives"

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CEO Elissa Salas named "Top 40 Under 40"


Fox2 Visits College Track Oakland


Press Materials

In the News

Our program model, impact, and incredible student stories have been showcased in news outlets across the country.

Press Releases

We work in concert with our partners to share important milestones and announcements that impact our students and communities at-large.

Media Resources

A breadth of collateral materials are available to provide additional context into our program model and its impact to-date.

Our Expertise

With over 22 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 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.

Elissa Salas

Chief Executive Officer

Omar Butler

Regional Executive Director, Northern California

Mike Woodward

Regional Executive Director, New Orleans

Vanecia Kerr

Regional Executive Director, Colorado

Saskia Pallais

Regional Executive Director, Los Angeles

Susan Stevenson

Regional Executive Director

Media Inquiries

For all inquiries and information, please contact Katie Hooper at,
917.439.9618 or Susan Pierson-Brown at, 206.409.4693.

Check Out Our Feed

Follow @collegetrack and our CEO @elissasalas_ on Twitter.

.@KDTrey5 has partnered with @CollegeTrack to help ensure that underserved kids in his hometown have access to higher education. @Dometi_ breaks down what you #NeedToKnow about #TheDurantCenter

We are so proud to be a #BofAGrants recipient! @BankofAmerica Charitable Foundation has partnered with @collegetrack since 2014, championing our mission to empower students from underserved communities to graduate from college. Thank you @BankofAmerica for your continued support.


Our annual benefit @Pixar proved that a group of individuals coming together under a shared goal, can inspire long-lasting change in our communities. We can reaffirm that the American dream is possible. Watch: #CTBenefit2019 #wearecollegetrack #ToyStory4