2012-2013 College Track Annual Report - Page 8

[ W H Y COLLE GE TRACK?] [ W H O W E S ERVE] 2011-2012 HOW DO YOU CREATE CHANGE? 2012-2013 If there’s one thing we’ve learned in 16 years of supporting students’ efforts to graduate from college, it’s that real transformation requires real commitment. 36% What kind of commitment? The entire high school and college experience. It’s a lot to ask. It’s a big investment of time, effort and hope. 64% 4% 4% 4% 6% 12% The students we empower are two and a half times more likely to graduate from a four-year university than their peers. Our program is a third the cost of any other alternative out there. And we have literally closed the opportunity gap for the young people we serve. 9% 44% By providing the tools, the guidance, and the kind of support you’d expect from a second family, we’ve become far more than just a college prep program. 43% African American Multiracial Latino Other Asian And by approaching each student’s experience individually and holistically, we’ve seen the impact even just one college degree can have as it ripples out to affect the lives of others. 75% 81% GRANT GRANT PELL That’s why we’re on a mission to work with schools to foster a college-going mentality and dramatically increase the number of college graduates from underserved communities across the country. IN MAKING COLLEGE GRADUATION 81% GENERATION GENERATION FIRST A N E XP E CTATIO N FO R A LL. TO COLLEGE • San Francisco • ELIGIBLE 82% A REALITY FOR ONE, WE MAKE IT Oakland PELL ELIGIBLE Because we know that as individual College Track alumni leave their campuses, they do so not just as graduates, but as the new standard for their friends, families, and communities. • 38% 36% But numbers alone don’t begin to portray the kind of transformation we’re talking about. East Palo Alto 63% RACE But there’s something inside each of these young people—a fire in the belly—that drives them to do truly amazing things, and this makes the return on investment more than worth it. 6 37% Los Angeles • New Orleans FIRST TO COLLEGE • Colorado