Pizzano Contractors is excited to partner with the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation to deliver a College Track location to Prince George’s County. The College Track facility will be the first of its kind on the East Coast and will provide academic, financial and socio-emotional support to students from underserved communities.
The construction was made possible by a $10 million commitment from Kevin Durant, an NBA MVP and member of the Golden State Warriors. Durant partnered with Prince George’s County public schools to bring the program to his hometown of Seat Pleasant. Below is an excerpt from a Washington Post article about the project:
Durant’s $10 million will seed construction and operating expenses of a local chapter of College Track, which is scheduled to open this year. “This hits home, because it’s right in the neighborhood where me and my buddies lived,” said the 6-foot-11 “small” forward. College Track is a 10-year program that provides the basic infrastructure — tutoring, test preparation, picking a college that is a “fit” and how to get financial aid — that kids from less-advantaged families often don’t have. “These are all the things that middle-class families deliver if your parents went to college,” said Elissa Salas, College Track’s chief executive. “If your parents didn’t go to college, we fill that gap.”
Durant’s seed money brings College Track to the East Coast for the first time. Nine College Tracks across California, Colorado and Louisiana have helped 3,000 students get to college and beyond. The Durant Center will be the first of three facilities planned for the Washington area. Salas plans two more in the District by 2021.