On April 20th, our students were excited to be visited by Winston Duke, actor in Marvel's hit movie "Avengers: Infinity War". Duke didn't host an acting workshop; instead, he encouraged students to pursue STEAM as our students built and…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. 98% 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 360 Boyle Heights students from Roosevelt High School. We have seen two cohorts graduate, with our third cohort set to graduate in May of 2018!
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.
The i.am Angel Foundation is always seeking volunteers to support the underserved students who we serve. Our highest volunteer need is coaches and mentors for our FIRST robotics teams in Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles. Students on FIRST robotics…Read More
i.am College Track: Boyle Heights hosted 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 from…Read More
SpaceX recently hosted an exciting tour for young women interested in STEM, all from the i.am College Track program in Boyle Heights! The lucky students got an exclusive tour of SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, where the revolutionary aerospace agency…Read More
This summer the i.am.angel Foundation, in partnership with the 100,000 Strong Foundation, provided scholarships for 7 students from Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights, East L.A. to study Chinese language and culture in Beijing, China. “The partnership between i.am.angel and…Read More