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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

College Track

Empowering students from underserved communities to reach their dreams of a college degree

four stars

96.15

112 Linden Street Oakland, CA 94607
tel: (510) 834-3295   Web Site
EIN: 94-3279613

Board Leadership
Laurene Powell Jobs
Chair

CEO
Elissa Salas
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.15 four stars
  Financial 96.32 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

College Track began two decades ago with the identification of a growing need: while advising high school seniors from East Palo Alto about college admission, our co-founders realized low-income and first generation college students faced the labyrinthine world of higher education with little or no guidance about how to achieve the goal of earning a four-year college degree.

College Track's comprehensive 10-year program empowers students from ninth grade through college graduation, equipping students to unlock their potential through academic, financial, and social supports including one-on-one mentoring, experiential and service learning, financial aid and college admissions coaching, access to scholarships, and advising through college graduation. Together, these components make a powerful, comprehensive program that empowers students to achieve their dream of a college education.

College Track began two decades ago with the identification of a growing need: while advising high school seniors from East Palo Alto about college admission, our co-founders realized low-income and first generation college students faced the labyrinthine world of higher education with little or no guidance about how to achieve the goal of earning a four-year college degree.

College Track's comprehensive 10-year program empowers students from ninth grade through college graduation, equipping students to unlock their potential through academic, financial, and social supports including one-on-one mentoring, experiential and service learning, financial aid and college admissions coaching, access to scholarships, and advising through college graduation. Together, these components make a powerful, comprehensive program that empowers students to achieve their dream of a college education.

Financial

four stars

96.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.52
  Program Expenses Growth 21.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by College Track on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by College Track on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
College Track (CA) 96.15 four stars
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NY) 85.27 three stars
Communities In Schools of Houston (TX) 91.61 four stars
Let's Get Ready (NY) 91.62 four stars
Communities in Schools of Chicago (IL) 91.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,306,297
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $385,640
Total Contributions $14,691,937
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,691,937
   Other Revenue $4,068,215
TOTAL REVENUE $18,760,152
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,112,095
   Administrative Expenses $1,797,560
   Fundraising Expenses $1,519,937
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,429,592
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $330,560
   
Net Assets $24,647,457

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
College Track has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 96.15 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 94.37 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.38 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.15 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.68 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 92.52 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 85.70 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 94.85 four stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 94.81 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-3279613
Name in IRS Master File COLLEGE TRACK
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(40) Scholarships (other)
(149) Other instruction and training
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$200,042 1.08% Elissa Salas Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
College Track (CA) 96.15 four stars
LEAP (CT) 93.20 four stars
Bright Prospect (CA) 92.47 four stars
Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation (FL) 88.42 three stars
CollegeBound Foundation (MD) 85.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

College Track
112 Linden Street
Oakland, CA 94607
tel: (510) 834-3295
EIN: 94-3279613

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Board Leadership

Laurene Powell Jobs
Chair

CEO

Elissa Salas
Chief Executive Officer

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