Where We Work


Oakland, California is home to the busiest port in Northern California – it’s a seat of trade for the entire region. But while the port thrives and startups boom in Oakland itself, the children of this city see vast disparities in educational outcomes. For instance, nearly half of graduates from Oakland Unified School District are not eligible for state college when they graduate from high school. And while 72 percent of white students are proficient in reading and writing by eleventh grade, just 17 percent of Latino students and 14 percent of African-American students are proficient. Gaps like these hinder students’ success in school and limit their options later in life.

College Track Oakland opened in 2002 to help address this injustice. Today, our site in Jack London Square serves nearly 450 high school and college students. The students of College Track Oakland are thriving and growing into leaders for their communities, this nation, and the world.

Key Stats

  • Year Started2002
  • Size of Initial Cohort25
  • Cumulative Number of Students Served574
  • # of College Graduates129
  • College Enrollment189
  • High School Enrollment256
  • % Matriculated to a 4-Year College96%

College Track Oakland Team

  • Omar ButlerRegional Executive Director, Northern California

  • Marshall LottChief Advocate of College Completion, Northern California

  • Adriana Solís-LópezSenior Director of Development, Northern California

  • Ashika MaharajExecutive Assistant, Northern California

  • Paul FieldsSite Director

  • Janiece HillOperations Manager

  • Lauren WaltonInterim Academic Affairs Director

  • Lauren WaltonAcademic Affairs Manager

  • Ashley AllstonStudent Life Director

  • Joseph GardnerCollege Completion Director

  • Dayana Alvarado EscobedoCollege Completion Manager

  • Lizbeth Fuentes-PulidoCollege Completion Advisor

  • Ramona Itule-PatigianCollege Completion Advisor

  • Kevin LeCollege Completion Advisor

  • Tomas RodriguezCollege Completion Advisor

117 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone (510) 835-1770