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CollegeTracks ( changes lives and communities by helping low-income, first-generation-to-college students navigate the college application and financial aid process and then enroll, persist and graduate from college or technical school. The organization serves 2,000 students annually.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Paint Branch, Quince Orchard, Watkins Mill, and Wheaton high schools

What a donation buys:

• $250 enables three recent high school graduates to attend College Success Skills Workshops.
• $1,000 provides one year of college admissions and financial advice for a high school senior.
• $10,000 provides one year of College Success Coaching for eight college students.

Volunteer opportunities:

• Weekly: Help students navigate the college admissions and financial aid process (must be a college graduate).