College Track believes all students in our nation should have the opportunity to earn a college degree. Our mission is to empower students from underserved communities to graduate from college.

We actively engage students over the course of ten years, from the summer before 9th grade through college graduation and beyond. Our students join College Track with limitless aspirations. We provide them with a comprehensive program and an encouraging learning environment that gives them the tools to succeed.

In the 2013/2014 academic year, College Track will serve over 1,600 high school and college students across our 6 sites in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Colorado. Over the past 16 years, more than 90% of our high school seniors have been admitted to four-year universities, and our students have graduated college at 2.5 times the national average for low-income students (19.5%). Over 85% of our students will be the first person in their family to earn a college degree.

 

NEWS

Making It Through College with GRIT
Oct. 10, 2013
Making It Through College with GRIT

GRIT: Guts, Resilience, Integrity, and Tenacity. This acronym is one of the many ways College Track prepares its students for success. AJ Juliani, an educator and Founder of Education is My Life, takes notice of College ...  more      

PRESS RELEASES

SF Companies Prepare CTSF Students for Future Employment
Mar. 02, 2013
SF Companies Prepare CTSF Students for Future Employment

Chase Announces a $1M Grant to Support College Track’s East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles Sites

San Francisco, CA – On Saturday, March 2nd, Laurene Powell Jobs, Chris Boskin, Ron ...  more      

BLOG

Paying it Forward: An Alumna's Journey to Transforming her Community
Apr. 07, 2014
Paying it Forward: An Alumna's Journey to Transforming her Community
For College Track East Palo Alto alumna, Marlene Castro, a sense of social justice and equity set in early on, very close to home. Marlene grew up naturally interested in school, but the same ...  more      
Young In America

yia_front.jpg "Young in America," a collection of stories from Urban League College Track students in New Orleans, is available now for purchase! 15% of proceeds go to our programs.

 

 
Save the Date

Urban League College Track Graduation
Thursday, May 8th, 2014

College Track Bay Area Graduation
Friday, May 16, 2014

 
" REAL EDUCATION SHOULD CONSIST OF drawing the goodness and the best out of our students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity."
  Cesar Chavez
 
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