[embed]https://youtu.be/w5FjnI5JGNM[/embed] This weekend, the 87th East LA Classic between the Roosevelt High School Rough Riders and the Garfield High School Bulldogs was held at the fabled Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It was a hard-fought game between the long-time rivals…Read More
i.am College Track
i.am College Track empowers students to reach their dreams of a college degree. It is a comprehensive program that provides social and academic support to Boyle Heights students from Roosevelt High School each year. 96% of students will be the first in their families to apply to college. 94% come from low-income families that are living at or below the federal poverty level.
In 2012, the inaugural class of 53 Freshmen from Roosevelt High School were accepted in our program. Since then, we’ve continued to provide social and academic support to over 480 Boyle Heights students from Roosevelt High School.
College Track removes the barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree through a four-part model, which includes Academic Affairs support through tutoring, academic workshops and SAT and ACT prep, Student Life opportunities to explore workshops that cultivate students’ creativity, leadership and socio-emotional skills, College Completion advisory workshops and scholarship guidance, and College Success mentoring, academic and emotional support during college.
i.am College Track supports the whole student and offers student life activities that are similar to what students in more affluent schools enjoy. In addition to training students to write and apply for scholarships, we provide both merit-based and need-based financial aid.
At the core of the i.am College Track program is the 10-year commitment they make to each student. Primarily assisting those who are first-generation and low-income, they equip students with the proper tools to succeed well after college graduation. …Read More
This holiday season, the i.am Angel Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with VING as a way to give back to those most in need. The VING project is a unique effort. It challenges young people, ages 14-18, to nominate…Read More
This year, the i.am College Track program graduated its largest group of students to date. 59 students graduated from high school, with all of them set to attend a 4-year university, making it the sixth year in a row having…Read More
Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am returns to campaign mode with his new song “American Dream” that is kicking off a $5 million GoFundMe fundraising initiative today to benefit the i.am Angel Foundation. [embed]https://youtu.be/1NjH_pVai2M[/embed] Education is a core building block…Read More
The i.am Angel team recently had the opportunity to catch up with Kimberly Ortega, a graduate from our very first i.am College Track cohort. This summer, Kimberly graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in Government and American Studies. Kim…Read More
This fall, our partners at i.am College Track in Boyle Heights and College Track Watts have been keeping students interested and engaged in STEM through virtual mentorship and career panels with professionals working in STEM fields. Due to the COVID-19…Read More
COVID-19 may be affecting students, but it doesn’t stop them from achieving their dreams of getting into college. Our 5th cohort of i.am College Track students is graduating high school in May, and are currently deciding which colleges they will…Read More
The i.am Angel Foundation is proud of all of our scholars. From CalState LA to Brown University, these students have earned their right to an i.am Scholarship. One of those students, Mariano Bonilla, is currently attending USC and majoring in…Read More
This summer we graduated our 4th cohort at i.am College Track with all 43 students set to attend college in the fall. We also have our first-ever Ivy League-bound students heading to Brown University and Dartmouth College. Other popular college…Read More
On April 20th, i.am College Track students were visited by Winston Duke, actor in Marvel's hit movies "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War". Duke didn't host an acting workshop; instead, he encouraged students to pursue STEAM as our students built…Read More
The i.am College Track: Boyle Heights site started its first-ever robotics team this year. Congrats to College Track’s new FIRST Tech Challenge team for a successful first season! In 2012, will.i.am and the i.am Angel Foundation partnered with College Track to create…Read More
Last week, tech professionals from Los Angeles-based IT company Prosum hosted a resume writing workshop at Roosevelt High School. Over 20 students in the school's STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) Pathways and i.am College Track program attended the…Read More
From Boyle Heights to London! Two of our i.am 3D Experience students from Boyle Heights were selected to join will.i.am at the opening of the Digital Revolution at London's Barbican Center, and have their artwork put on display alongside other…Read More
College Track and the i.am Angel Foundation unveil a state of the art after-school center in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. Chinese language, robotics, poetry among many enrichment classes provided to Roosevelt High School students in unique free offering with support…Read More