Mission: Empower students from underserved communities to graduate from college
Our mission is to empower students from underserved communities to graduate from college. By helping our students maximize the value of their college degree—minimize student loan debt, secure internships, and limit the need to work while in college—we prepare today’s youth to succeed in the 21st century economy.
We believe a four-year college degree is the key to unlocking the potential in every student
Creating a pipeline of college graduates from underserved communities is critical to closing the opportunity gap in this country and unlocking the full potential of our nation’s next generation. Our program focuses on a four-year college degree because national research demonstrates that this is the most powerful way for low-income and first-generation students to achieve upward social mobility.
Over the past 20 years, College Track has demonstrated a record of success
Today, 95 percent of our high school students are accepted to a four-year college and our college students graduate at a rate that is more than double the national average for low-income and first-generation students. In the 2016-17 academic year, we served more than 2,400 high school and college students plus 385 college graduates across nine communities.