College Track in the D.C. Metro Area
The D.C. Metro Area is a profoundly diverse and influential region, yet despite concerted efforts to improve opportunities for students, low rates of college access and completion remain, affecting the life and career outcomes for low-income students of color across the region.
In partnership with the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation and Prince George’s County Public Schools, College Track opened its first East Coast and tenth center in the heart of Kevin’s hometown of Prince George’s County, welcoming students from neighboring Suitland High School.
In January 2020, we partnered with the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) leadership as well as local public and charter schools to open our second center in the region within the district’s Ward 8.
Today, nearly 300 students across the region are on the path to earning a bachelor’s degree and lending their talents to the region’s vibrant workforce.
Our Regional Impact
identify as students of color
“Living in D.C. I see a lot of parallels to my hometown in Oakland. I grew up hearing the narrative that young Black men don’t go to college, let alone achieve a successful career. I look forward to passing the torch to the students here in the D.C. Metro Area, knowing that our shared experience as College Track students is a badge of honor, setting the tone for the future of this country.”
Marcus S., College Track Oakland alumnus
Our Regional Partners
Our partnerships not only helped us expand to a new region, but also provide limitless opportunities for College Track to change the narrative for students living in and around our nation’s capital.
D.C. Metro Area Local Advisory Board
Monica Dixon (Co-Chair) Chief of Staff, Monumental Sports Entertainment
Omar Karim (Co-Chair) President and Founder, Banneker Ventures
Eran Ashany Managing Director, Allen & Co
Erin Fardshisheh Director, Fardshisheh Family Foundation
Doug Gansler Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Professor, Du Bois Institute, Harvard University
Robert Kapp Founder, International Senior Lawyers Project & Senior Counsel, Hogan Lovells
Jose Mena Director, Kevin Durant Charity Foundation at Thirty Five Ventures
Ralph Smith Founder and President, Global Solutions Consulting
Dan Tangherlini Chief Financial Officer, Emerson Collective