The southwest Denver community is rich in culture and history. In the 1960s and 1970s, Denver saw boycotts, strikes, and civil unrest—part of the American Chicano movement for human and civil rights. Southwest Denver was then, and remains today, a community pushing for a better future. Schools in the region have been ignored for far too long. If current trends continue, only one out of every ten children that start school in Southwest Denver will be college or career ready by twelfth grade. College Track has partnered with the Southwest Denver community to embark on a bold effort to change the narrative around student achievement.
College Track’s partnerships with Denver Public Schools, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, and Social Impact Solutions bring new resources to the community. In the summer of 2016, we will launch our ninth site with a cohort of 75 students from Abraham Lincoln High School. Led by Site Director Lindsay Jones, College Track Denver will grow to serve 300 students by 2020 where they will receive the support and commitment they need to enroll in and graduate from college.
- Year started2016
- Size of initial Cohort75
- First HS Graduates2020
College Track Denver Team
Vanecia KerrRegional Executive Director, Colorado
Lindsay JonesSite Director
Elizabeth RodriguezOperations Manager
James SmithwickAcademic Affairs Director
Denver, CO 80219