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.
Our Regional Impact
scholars and alumni
from low-income households
matriculate to a two- or four-year college
Our Career Discover Externship Program
In 2019, College Track Colorado became the second region to launch a Career Discovery Externship Program (CDE) 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.
Learn more and contact us to become a CDE partner!
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.
Contact Our Team
To learn more about making a donation or partnering with us, email Nikki Wardlaw, Interim Director of Philanthropic Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.