|College Track Sites Provide Space for Communities|
By: Christina Seruge
College Track’s sites are not only a place where students receive tutoring and have access to myriad of resources; it is also a place for the community to come together. The Bayview Hunters Point site in San Francisco is no exception. In fact, since the grand opening of the new site on Third Street at Jerrold Avenue, College Track San Francisco has provided valuable meeting space to local organizations and city officials, proving to be an incredible asset to the entire Bayview Hunters Point community.
This past month, College Track San Francisco hosted an audience composed of city officials, Bay Area philanthropists, and community leaders for Mayor Ed Lee’s ‘2013 State of the City Address’. In his speech, the Mayor talked about his future plans for the City of San Francisco and touched on topics such as job creation, transportation, housing and education. Mayor Ed Lee and the City of San Francisco have been key College Track partners and it is a privilege for our students, board, and staff to have been selected to host this civic event.
The City of San Francisco continues to support College Track students. This spring, they will host the first College Track San Francisco Day, an event in which local professionals from San Francisco based companies will mentor College Track students. The event promises to provide invaluable career exposure to our high school students by bringing the professional community together. Some of the companies who have committed to the event include Twitter, JPMorgan Chase, salesforce.com, Square, Dolby, Riverbed and Zynga.
Great opportunities come from collaboration. College Track is making collaboration possible by providing a gathering space for members of the community and by inspiring others to work collaboratively to bring opportunities to our students.