College Track in Los Angeles
In a city known for its wealth and opportunity, too many young people from our most vibrant and diverse communities lack the education necessary to bring their talents to the workforce.
In partnership with the i.am.angel Foundation, our first center in Los Angeles opened in 2012 within the Boyle Heights community. Three years later, we partnered with the Wasserman Foundation to open our second center in Watts, adjacent to the Jordan High School campus.
This year, we launched our third center in Crenshaw and will celebrate our first class of college graduates from Boyle Heights, broadening our impact to serve more than 700 students across Los Angeles.
Our Regional Impact
students currently enrolled
matriculate to a four-year college
graduated or actively pursuing a degree
“Supporting just one student on their college to career journey can really create a ripple effect for everyone that comes after them. Today, four of my family members are now in College Track.”
Alma, B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Our Regional Partners
Our Los Angeles partners lend invaluable support to our program and help guide our students toward the emerging careers of tomorrow. They understand what’s at stake for our students and dedicate their time and resources to seeing a brighter future for young people across our city.
Los Angeles Local Advisory Board
Jonathan Mildenhall (Co-Chair) TwentyFirstCenturyBrand
Laura Wasserman (Co-Chair) Movie Music Supervisor
Jihan Bowes-Little Bracket Capital
Cathi Cunningham Deloitte
Allyson Felix Athlete and Olympic Champion
Ruben Garcia Creative Artists Agency
Worthy McCartney Cartier
Irene Mecchi Screenwriter and Playwright
Brian Mills Lido Advisors
Tracey Monroe RBC Global Asset Management
Chris Paul Professional Basketball Player, National Basketball Association
Vanessa Spencer Casting Director
Contact Our Team
To learn more about making a donation or partnering with us, email Zoe Melczer, Vice President of Development, at email@example.com or Dervla McDonnell, Director of Institutional Philanthropy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.