REPORT 2013 - 2014
A LETTER FROM THE CEO Dear Friends,
privilege of meeting College Track alumni from our founding site in East
of the Black Freedom movement to her experience as an undocumented immigrant. Regardless of whether our students will work in technology, healthcare, education, government or even come back to work at College Track, our students have something to say. We believe that every child has the power to achieve their dreams, and that belief guides our work each day. Our young people possess so much passion and talent, but too often, they lack the access to cultivate it. As teachers, mentors, coaches and advisors, we can change that. In this annual report, we’ll share our progress through key metrics of quality, scale and sustainability. These measures track the standards with which our students will access opportunity and the evidence that we continue to be good stewards of our donors’ investments.
students in Sacramento. We are grateful for the generosity of so many that made this promise a reality.
Q: Who’s your hero and why? A: My mother. She modeled for me the value of pride and hard work. Nothing was ever impossible for her and she always held me to high expectations. Q: Why did you choose a career at College Track? A: I know personally the transformative power of obtaining a four-year degree. Graduating from college allowed me to pursue my passions and I want every student to have that opportunity.
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For the Class of 2014, 89 percent of students matriculated to four-year
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This coming 2014-2015 academic year, we will welcome 500 new high school freshmen and expand our impact to the South Los Angeles community of Watts. Through our growth, we will hold fast to our belief that each student possesses a unique passion and talent to nurture.
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that is 2.5 times the national average for
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much to me. Within a few months, I learned that
the architects and I was responsible for explaining
I enrolled at San Francisco State University.
My great-grandparents were there for me when they
my dream of going to college would come true.
KNOW YOUR MOTIVATION, HARNESS IT AND YOU WILL SUCCEED!
the technical terms, like parapet to College Track staff.
My great-grandfather was my protector. He was my
were gone. Just as my grandpa taught me carpentry
college, he passed away at 89 years old. Through
College Track gave me hands-on experience as a
the rest of college, I continued to face more adversity. The house my great-grandparents gave me went
under foreclosure and I did not have a place to sleep, no money for food or hope for additional funds
go and no one to help me. College Track offered me a scholarship that allowed me to live on campus
with spare money for food and I got a job as a part-time tutor at the San Francisco College Track site.
skills in middle school when we built a fence together, civil engineer.
Nine years after I joined College Track, I became more than a carpenter, I got my college degree in civil engineering and I’m now employed as a project
engineer at McGuire & Hester. My great-grandfather
gave me my motivation and College Track helped me harness it. I know I will succeed.
During my senior year in college, I joined the project team for College Track’s new facility in Bayview-
Hunters Point. I participated in weekly meetings with
COLLEGE TRACK OAKLAND ALUMNUS SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
UNITY CIRCLE Unity Circle provides the time and space for our students and staff to connect and appreciate one another, fostering an environment of clear expectations and encouragement. In the simplest terms, the unity circle creates community. PICTURED ABOVE: Randy Leonard College Track Alumni, Marshall Lott Chief Advocate for College Completion
As a child, I wanted to be an architect, I was amazed by the tower cranes erecting skyscrapers. But, in the sixth grade, I was diagnosed with dyslexia and I did not read until the ninth grade.
on-one daily tutoring, help with answers to all my
homework questions and caring adults who had high expectations of me. I took school more seriously and steadily pulled my grades up from a 2.5 GPA to a
3.5 GPA by my senior year. I realized that not only
did I like science classes, but that I was good at them, changed and my options opened up. I wanted to be a civil engineer.
I remember vividly one night during my senior year.
My learning disabilities made me think that the
My great grandfather pulled me aside and said,
tall buildings would be as a construction worker.
I want you to become a doctor, so you need to go
I joined College Track as a sophomore in high
I had already applied to college, but that I wanted to
learning disability. At College Track, I had one-
said, “that’s alright, too.” His encouragement meant so
closest I would ever get to my dream of working on
school and with hard work I slowly overcame my
“I don’t want you to be like the rest of these fools.
to college.” I told him that thanks to College Track,
be an engineer. A smile grew across his face and he
BY THE NUMBERS
Our students are thriving in school and in their careers. They know a college degree is the gateway to a better future. HOW WE SUPPORT OUR QUALITY AND SCALE
$16.6M TOTAL REVENUE*
SUPPORT & REVENUE
TOTAL SUPPORT & REVENUE
THE FUTURE OF COLLEGE TRACK Where we are and where we’re going...
GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE
HIGH SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
NUMBER OF SITES
* FY14 Au dite d R esu lts
2014 DONOR ROLL $250,000+
Terri & Tony Caine The California Endowment Emerson Collective i.am.angel Foundation JPMorgan Chase Foundation Tipping Point Wasserman Foundation
$249,000 - 100,000
Lynn Feintech & Anthony Bernhardt Brin Wojcicki Foundation The Ron Conway Family The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation The Heising-Simons Foundation Kaiser Permanente Foundation Oakland Fund for Children & Youth Quest Foundation Diana Kapp & David Singer University of Phoenix Foundation USA Funds
$99,000 - 50,000
Anonymous AT&T Foundation Lynne & Marc Benioff Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Doris Fisher Chara Schreyer & Gordon Freund Goldman Sachs Gives Institute of Mental Hygiene
W.M. Keck Foundation Koret Foundation Jillian Manus Marcled Family Foundation Marvin Buzz Oates Charitable Foundation Pinnacle Financial Group San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust Tin Man Fund US Bank Wells Fargo Foundation
$49,000 - 25,000
Bank of America Kara Berg Dana & Benjamin Bisconti Broad Foundation The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation Tara & John Couch Joseph Drown Foundation Excellence in Investing for Children’s Causes Foundation Sakurako & William Fisher Goldhirsh Foundation Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trust Maverick Capital Charities Ali Partovi RosaMary Foundation Rose Hills Foundation The Sage Foundation
SanDisk Corporation Fund Rick Segal Selley Foundation Silver Giving Social Venture Partners W.L.S. Spencer Foundation SV2 Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund Yellow Chair Foundation Zemurray Foundation
$24,999 - 10,000
Anonymoose Foundation Ambassador Frank Baxter BelleJAR Foundation CAA Foundation The Campbell Foundation Adolph Coors Foundation Simone Otus Coxe & Tench Coxe Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Helen and David Dichek Irving Feintech Family Foundation Ella West Freeman Foundation William Gilmore Foundation John & Marcia Goldman Foundation Graham Holdings George Frederick Jewett Foundation JPMorgan Chase Bank Louisiana Keller Family Foundation Thomas J. Long Foundation Malcolm Jenkins Foundation Project Rewards Pro Bono Publico Foundation
Rogers Family Foundation Laura and Greg Spivy Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society Webb Family Foundation Mary Freeman Wisdom Foundation
$9,999 - 5,000
Elizabeth & Lee Ainslie Chris & Michael Boskin Kimberly & William Chisholm Laura & John Fisher Robert J. & Helen H. Glaser Family Foundation The Help Som-Child Foundation, Inc Quinn Delaney & Wayne Jordan Juma Ventures Nora and Marc Mazur Harriet Heyman and Michael Moritz Bill and Susan Oberndorf Foundation Mary Pang Reily Foundation Pamela & Peter Rosekrans Shelley & Alain de Rouvray San Francisco 49ers Foundation San Francisco Housing Development Corporation Julie Packard & Robert Stephens Kathryn Stivers Streisand Foundation Surdna Foundation Ventana Property Services
Carlos Watson Weebly Youth Leadership Institute Ellen Wright & Howard Montgomery
$4,999 - 1,000
Carl Albrecht Andi Arrick Casey & John Audino AXIS Personal Trainers Marjorie Barden Lorrie Boula Leela de Souza Bransten & Peter Bransten Sydney Goldstein & Charles Breyer City & County of San Francisco Diane Harwood & Andy Dreyfus John G. Duncan Charitable Trust East Bay Community Foundation Barbara & William Edwards Rona Elliot Entelo Eyre Family Foundation Jo Ann and Stephen Flaum Fletcher Bay Foundation Nancy Friedman Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Green Family Fund Hamilton Executions, LLC Intel Cathy & Walter Isaacson
Marc Jones Vicki Juelsgaard Deborah & Richard Justice Cynthia & Bert Keely Sharon Lafer Debbra & Don Lindo Leo Martinez Irene Mecchi Robert & Catherine Miller Charitable Foundation R. Bruce Mosbacher Family Fund The New Parkway Theatre Amy Niles Hugh M. & Julie J. Pearce Foundation Jill Rubin Colleen & Chuck Saftler Jennifer Sandell Catherine Sanger Katharine M. Albright & Jake Schatz David Schulingkamp Don & Roy Splawn Charitable Foundation West Sports Gallery Dorine Holsey Streeter & Jon Streeter Tides Foundation TOSA Foundation Charlotte & Harry Turner Family Fund United Airlines Foundation Diane B. Wilsey Jill Witty Elaine & Don Wood Eric Murphy & Timothy Wu
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Laurene Powell Jobs
Chair and Co-Founder Co-Founder
Debbra Lindo Vice Chair
Andy Dreyfus Adrian Fenty
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Cynthia Keely Leo Martinez Marc Mazur
David Singer Timothy Wu