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We empower students from underserved communities to graduate from college. WHAT IS COLLEGE TRACK? Today in the United States, only one in five students from low-income communities who enroll in college earn their degree. Unprecedented income inequality and social injustice stack the odds against students from underserved communities. At College Track, we believe a four-year college degree is the key to unlocking the potential in every student. We make a ten-year promise to the students we serve, from ninth grade through college gradua- tion. They receive academic, social-emotional, and financial support to reach their goals. The results are clear—College Track students graduate college at a rate that is more than double that of their low-income and first-generation peers. 2 Our students graduate college at a rate that is more than 2x the national average for low-income and first-generation students. * Every day we work towards a more just and equitable world, where a college degree is the expectation, not the exception for all students. Our alumni are tomorrow’s leaders, mentors, and innovators—agents of change in their communities, reaffirming that the American Dream is alive and well at College Track. * NCES BPS Longitudinal Study, 2015