College Track in Colorado

Colorado is ranked one of the best economies in the country, yet less than one quarter of residents achieve the level of education necessary to earn a seat at the table. With so many young people moving to the area to take part in Denver’s workforce, there’s an even greater need to prepare our homegrown talent to compete and thrive.

In 2011, College Track partnered with Aurora Public Schools to bring our unique 10-year program to students from Rangeview and Gateway High School. Five years later, we opened our Denver center in partnership with Denver Public Schools and the Sheridan School District to serve students from Abraham Lincoln, Denver South, John F. Kennedy, Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, and Sheridan High School.

Today, the region serves more than 500 students annually, with two classes of college graduates from Aurora connecting their skills and passions to regions workforce.

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“In all my years of working in Colorado, I have decided to focus my time and efforts on College Track because I want to be a part of a movement towards educational equity. I want to be a part of lifting up the 21st century economy and bringing every student and leader into Colorado‚Äôs thriving economy.”

Barbara Grogan, Chair, College Track Colorado Regional Advisory Board

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Our Corporate Residency Program

In 2019, College Track Colorado became the second region to launch a Corporate Residency Program to ensure that our students can connect their skills and talents with careers they’re passionate about.

Every summer, our high school and college students participate in day-long visits with our partner host companies across the Denver metro area. The day’s activities are specifically designed for students to engage with company staff, learn about possible career pathways, develop a professional network, experience the corporate environment, understand how to prepare for interviews, and explore available internship or job opportunities.

To learn more, read our brochure and contact us to become a Corporate Residency Partner!

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Our Regional Partners

We are proud to partner with a diverse array of businesses, foundations, corporations, and educational institutions who are invested in changing Colorado’s opportunity landscape and seeing that every student can unlock their full potential.

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Colorado Local Advisory Board

Barbara Grogan (Chair) Founder and CEO, Western Industrial Contractors

Kim DeLashmit Principal, Orange Marketing

Jill Elwood Senior Vice President, Human Resources, FirstBank

Curtis L. Esquibel Director of Communications and Community Engagement, Boettcher Foundation

Adeeb Khan Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility & Executive Director, Delta Dental of Colorado

Teresa Kostenbauer Senior Manager, University Relations and Recruitment, Arrow Electronics

Josh Kunau Founder/Producer, Roots Productions; Attorney/Owner, The Law Offices of Joshua A. Kunau

Ivan London Attorney, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Sarai Guadalupe Martinez Sr. Landman, Occidental

Karen McNeil-Miller President & CEO, The Colorado Health Foundation

Nadim Quarshie Private Wealth Banker at U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management

Jennifer Rocks Director, Deloitte Consulting

Tameeka Smith Chief Operating Officer, DSST Public Schools

Adam Silver Vice President, Denver Test Prep

Becky Takeda-Tinker President, Colorado State University, Global Campus

Vanessa Aponte Williams Human Spaceflight Exploration Lead of Advanced Programs, Lockheed Martin Space

Joan Winstein Owner, IP, Licensing, and Publishing Agency

Contact Our Team

You can contact our Colorado Regional office by emailing Lisa Shook at lshook@collegetrack.org.

To learn more about making a donation, email Erin Henninger, Director of Development, at ehenninger@collegetrack.org or Ethan Kirkwood, Individual Giving Manager, at ekirkwood@collegetrack.org.

For partnership inquiries, contact Shay-La Romney, Regional Partnerships Director, at sromney@collegetrack.org.

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