Educational Institutions

Collegetracks

  • Bethesda, MD
  • www.collegetracksusa.org

Mission Statement

Every Montgomery County high school graduate deserves the opportunity to go to college or technical school, regardless of his or her family income, race, or whether his or her relatives attended college. CollegeTracks improves college access for Montgomery County students who are most at risk of not attending college -- first-generation college bound, low-income, minority, and immigrant youth.

Main Programs

  1. CollegeTracks at Wheaton and B-CC High Schools
Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

CollegeTracks serves students at risk of not getting to and through college at Wheaton and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Schools in Montgomery County, Maryland

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2002

Self-reported

Nancy Leopold

Keywords

Self-reported

college access, college admissions, financial aid, FAFSA, college success

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EIN

20-4499806

 Number

8178550761

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Since the program started in 2002, CollegeTracks has served more than 700 students at risk of not attending college. Over 95% of those students have been accepted to college or technical school.

During the 2007-2008 school year, more than 250 seniors and 170 juniors sought CollegeTracks' help at Wheaton and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Schools.

CollegeTracks goals:
1. Continuing to serve all Wheaton and B-CC HS students at risk of not attending college or technical school.
2. Adding a "College Success" program to follow and support CollegeTracks students while they are in college to increase the likelihood they will graduate.
3. Expand to 3 additional MCPS high schools.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

CollegeTracks at Wheaton and B-CC High Schools

College access services for low-income, first generation college bound, immigrant, and/or minority youth

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$240,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

CollegeTracks serves students at risk of not getting to and through college at Wheaton and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Schools in Montgomery County, Maryland

Funding Needs

$240,000 for basic program at 2 schools $100,000 for college success/retention services to help CollegeTracks alums succeed in college $100,000 to expand college access services to additional high school

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COLLEGETRACKS, INC.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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Collegetracks

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Nancy Leopold

BIO

Nancy Leopold Marketing - consulting 1987 - 2006
Psychiatric Institutes of America - Asst. VP Marketing 1985-1987
Porter/Novelli - social marketing - 1981-1985
MHS - Health Policy - Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene
MBA - Marketing - Wharton Graduate
BA - History - Brown University

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Every one of the students we work with faces significant barriers in getting to college. Many are the first in their family to go to college and are unfamiliar with the process. Some are immigrants and face language and cultural barriers. Most believe college is unaffordable. All are unfamiliar with the complicated language of financial aid applications. Unlike their middle class counterparts, they have no adult in their lives familiar enough with the American higher education system to help them successfully navigate the complicated maze of gaining admission to college and secure enough financial aid to attend."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jane Macht

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