Where We Work


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 launched our ninth site with a cohort of students from Abraham Lincoln High School.

Key Stats

  • Year started2016
  • Size of initial Cohort40
  • First HS Graduates2020

College Track Denver Team

  • Vanecia KerrRegional Executive Director, Colorado

  • Shay-La RomneyRegional Partnerships Director, Colorado

  • Lea DevereauxDevelopment Director, Colorado

  • Ethan KirkwoodIndividual Giving Manager, Colorado

  • Jahi Annan RohrerSite Director

  • Michaela MillerOperations Manager

  • Nicole JimenezAcademic Affairs Director

  • Rebecca KaganDirector of Student Life & Wellness

Local Advisory Board

  • Barbara GroganFounder and CEO, Western Industrial Contractors (Board Chair)

  • Alires AlmonOrchestrator of Engagement, 100 Year Starship

  • Kim DeLashmitPrincipal, Orange Marketing

  • Curtis EsquibelAssociate Director, Latino Leadership Institute

  • Kim FrischDean of Admissions, Regis University

  • Adeeb KahnDirector of Corporate Social Responsibility, TIAA

  • Teresa KostenbauerSenior Manager, University Relations and Recruitment, Arrow Electronics

  • Ivan LondonAttorney, Bryan Cave LLP

  • Sarai MartinezSr. Landman, Anardarko Petroleum Corporation

  • Abel MedranoBroker Associate, High Rock Real Estate

  • Karen McNeil-MillerPresident & CEO,The Colorado Health Foundation

  • Tameeka SmithPresident & COO at Smile Health Dental Plans

  • Adam SilverVice President, Denver Test Prep

  • Shannon SolomonAssistant Director-Operations, Aurora Public Schools (Parent Liaison)

  • Becky Takeda-TinkerPresident, Colorado University Global Campus

  • Vanessa Aponte WilliamsHuman Spaceflight Exploration Lead of Advanced Programs, Lockheed Martin Space

  • Joan WinsteinOwner, IP, Licensing and Publishing Agency

2285 S Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219
Phone (720) 642-7600