Where We Work

New Orleans

New Orleans is a strong and vibrant city, known for its charisma and resilience. Though much of the physical wreckage of Hurricane Katrina is repaired, the trauma and economic damage remain still today. A strong education can help students lead their city to continued recovery and incredible greatness, but in New Orleans in 2012, the most common school rating by the Louisiana Department of Education was a “F.” Schools with this score have between 0 and 38 percent of their students performing at grade level.

College Track New Orleans is doing its best to help students not just meet grade level, but exceed it. We want our scholars to make it through high school and college graduation with strong extracurricular and academic skills. Under the leadership of Site Director Mike Woodward, we currently serve nearly 300 students in the Greater New Orleans Area.

Key Stats

  • Year Started2008
  • Size of Initial Cohort37
  • Cumulative Number of Students Served334
  • College Enrollment137
  • High School Enrollment197
  • % of HS Graduates Enrolled in College95%

College Track New Orleans Team

  • Mike WoodwardSite Director

  • Dr. James DabneyDirector of Development & Partnerships

  • Justina GeorgeOperations Manager

  • Leslie Scott-PorterAcademic Affairs Director

  • Lauren NarcisseStudent Life Director

  • Tazha KingCollege Completion Director

  • Dr. Denise FrazierCollege Completion Advisor

  • Kurstin NelmsCollege Completion Advisor

  • Clara Baron-HuppoliteCollege Completion Manager

Local Advisory Board

  • Anne MillingCivic Leader and Founder, Women of the Storm (Board Chair)

  • Sherdren BurnsidePastor, Journey Ninth Ward Assembly of God & Founding Site Director, College Track New Orleans

  • Storey CharbonnetPartner, Johnson & Rice, L.L.C.

  • Bill HinesManaging Partner, Jones Walker

  • Malcolm JenkinsAthlete, National Football League

  • Adria KimbroughCounsel, Kullman Law Firm

  • Dr. Andre PerryOwner, A.M. Perry Consulting

  • Madeline WestManaging Member, West Law Firm

  • Andy WisdomPresident, Crescent Capital Consulting, LLC

  • Matt WisdomCEO, Turbosquid

2225 Congress Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone (504) 577-2021
Fax (504) 273-7786
info@collegetrack.org