Collegetracks

Rating: 4.95 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education

Location: 5126 Manning Dr Bethesda MD 20814 USA

Mission: Every Montgomery County high school graduate deserves the chance to go to college or technical school. CollegeTracks improves college access for students who are most at risk of not attending college ?first-generation college bound, low-income, minority, and immigrant youth.
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The company I work for works with College Tracks by providing standardized test preparation assistance. We typically work with a small group of students for 2-4 months leading up to an exam. College Tracks steps in to provide so many services, all of the services, that so many of these students need in the college process. As a volunteer, I have appreciated how easy College Tracks has made it for me to jump right in with the students and focus on what they need that I can give them. They have been flexible with my schedule in setting up sessions. College Tracks is making a tangible difference in the lives of all of its students.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching several juniors and seniors get into more summer programs, and then into more colleges because of their work with College Tracks.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The staff is friendly and helpful. Even when giving me feedback.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Local Directors, parents, Americorps staff. All were friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the lives of thousands of students. Getting some who wouldn't go to college in to college and getting those going to college into even better options (competitiveness/financial aid).

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I've worked with well over 300 organizations. College Tracks ranks among the most impactful and least egotistical - it will do whatever it needs to do to have the biggest impact in terms of helping more kids go to college and be successful in their college experience. On a more macro level, it's actually created an awareness and a movement around a cause -- bringing sector leaders on board (from education, govt and business) to 'own the cause' and create long-term change in the community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Have watched this organization 'grow-up'... from a few passionate and caring individuals to become a movement within Montgomery Co... with more students in programs and more funding for more programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have known about CollegeTracks work in the community since their inception and the impact they make daily on the lives of students and families in our community who don't have the expertise to get to college and find enough money to attend once accepted. CollegeTracks has a unique model of recruiting and working with students who can sometimes slip through the cracks in the system. This model works for our community and ensures that students working with CollegeTracks meet every milestone necessary to get the best opportunities available. CollegeTracks also has an innovative way of individualizing the college access process, therefore students don't feel as if they are cogs in a factory chain.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I know specific students who have gotten to college and through college with the help of CollegeTracks. They are a supportive organization that sees through every student they work with.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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