Collegetracks

Rating: 4.95 stars   19 reviews

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

Collegetracks changes lives because it gives students the opportunity to attend college and fulfill their dreams. Ten years ago when my children entered high school, not every child was encouraged to stive for a college prep curriculum. It was obvious that the students left behind were in a different socioeconomic situation. Many came from other countries and had no idea how to approach the American college application process let alone apply for financial aid. These are the resources that Collegetracks provides in a one-to-one setting that is supportive and encouraging to all. It has been hugely successfull and now hundreds of students in Montgomery County are making it to college who may never had had the opportunity.

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

seeing the numbers and diversity of students who have been positively affected.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

Great organization that helps over 700 first in their families to attend higher Ed institutions. Over $6 million in financial aid was awarded to CollegeTracks applicants last year. They support students throughout their college experience so they not only enter but also get through it and are poised for success. 10 years old this year!

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Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

CollegeTracks is an exceptional organization, led and staffed by committed individuals who really make college an opportunity for low income kids in Montgomery County. It provides a service that just would not be there if CollegeTracks wasn't-- test prep, application process, financial aid, and working thorugh all the complexity of 'first in their family' low income kids understanding and navigating the process. The staff and volunteers are great, and it is so fulfilling to see these kids shine and really take a step to building a better future for themselves!

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

Working with the Board, meeting with the kids, and working with the staff.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Work harder to put in place funding to expand and deliver more of the program.

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

Seeing the kids really progress in their lives and find opportunities for college that they never new existed!

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

Fantastic-- committed, hard working, and excited.

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

Really improve college access in our public schools.

Ways to make it better...

There was more funding available to build the programs.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Managing success and expansion.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

There are many players in the field of education non-profits. CollegeTracks is effective in ways few others are. PrepMatters happily supports teh organization with both time and money, for the staff and volunteers of CollegeTracks people are demonstrably improving college access and changing outcomes for hundreds of students every year.

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

watching kids gain admission to remarkable places of higher education who, without the help they received, would have settled for the meagerest of options.

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

watching kids gain access to educational opportunities seemingly closed to them.

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

Passionate, knowledgable and effective.

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

Transform the lives of tens of thousands of kids who remain hidden to colleges in America.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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