College Track New Orleans
- New Orleans
About College Track:
Founded in 1997, College Track is a national non-profit organization that empowers students to achieve their dream of a college education. This organization exists to increase high school graduation, enrollment, and college graduation rates among students from low-income communities, thereby closing the achievement gap for students who are under-represented in higher education. Our results are strong: more than 90% of our students are accepted to 4-year colleges, 54% of our students graduate from college (five times the national average for low-income, first generation high school graduates) and 85% of our students are the first in their families to earn a college degree.
Since its inception, College Track has grown each year; in 2013-14, College Track will support close to 1800 high school and college students at centers in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, New Orleans, Aurora, Colorado and Los Angeles. Additionally, College Track will have over 60 full time staff members and close to 200 part time employees. By providing comprehensive college access services to students over the course of 8-10 years, from the summer before high school through college graduation, College Track ensures that each of its students has the resources needed to get into and graduate from college. In four years, a College Track student receives support equivalent to one extra year of high school. In the next five years, College Track will double the number of students served and triple the number of college graduates, maximizing their impact as the premier college completion program in the nation.
To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org
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