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ANNUAL

REPORT 2013 - 2014

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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.

A COLLEGE DEGREE

STUDENT LIFE

selection, a college admissions advisor critiquing how President Johnson

For the Class of 2014, 89 percent of students matriculated to four-year

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WHAT WE DO

The College Track model supports students OUR VISION: ALL STUDENTS through every crucial step of high IN OUR NATION WILLschool HAVE THE graduate OPPORTUNITY TO EARN and college until they

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.

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

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such as martial arts, art classes,

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rigors of completing high school

We are a college completion program that empowers and college. students from underserved communities to graduate from college

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100 hours of community service.

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84%

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93%

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ACCEPTED TO FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES

on their campuses.

and beyond.

College Track was founded in 1997 and

San Francisco, New Orleans, Aurora (CO), Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Today,

93 percent of our high school seniors have

been accepted to four-year colleges and our college students are graduating at a rate

OUR SITES

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that is 2.5 times the national average for

low-income* students. During all four years of high school our students

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Thank you for helping to grow and develop that strength within our students. Your commitment and support makes a difference for our College Track scholars each day.

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STUDENT STORY

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

RANDY LEONARD

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*

2013-2014

SUPPORT & REVENUE

EXPENSES

INDIVIDUALS

$4,879,134

TOTAL EXPENSES

$8.65M

FOUNDATIONS/CORPORATIONS

$10.6M

$10,966,786

GOVERNMENT GRANTS

$278,773

$1.03M

IN-KIND SUPPORT

$479,430

$0.90M

TOTAL SUPPORT & REVENUE

$16,604,123

THE FUTURE OF COLLEGE TRACK Where we are and where we’re going...

PROGRAM SERVICES

FUNDRAISING

GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015 Goal

2015-2016 Goal

TOTAL ENROLLMENT

1,355

1,596

2,054

2,278

HIGH SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

950

1,108

1,350

1,498

COLLEGE ENROLLMENT

405

488

619

780

COLLEGE GRADUATES

169

193

261

352

NUMBER OF SITES

6

7

7

8

* 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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buildings provide a safe

space for students to be

motivated, intellectually

curious and inspired to

learn and grow.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Laurene Powell Jobs

Chris Boskin

Carolyn Hoxby

Jill Rubin

Carlos Watson

Lynn Feintech

Jillian Manus

Ellen Wright

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


2013-2014 College Track Annual Report