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GAINING EARLY AWARENESS AND READINESS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

GEAR UP IV

"CREATING A VISION FOR THE WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES"

The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) program is a federal discretionary grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

8000 STUDENTS
20 SCHOOL DISTRICTS
35 MIDDLE SCHOOL / JUNIOR  HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUSES  (YR. 1 -2)     
31 HIGH SCHOOL / EARLY COLLEGE HS CAMPUSES (YR. 3 - 6)
38+ Institutions of Higher Education (YR. 7)

The GEAR UP IV “Creating A Vision” project is a partnership grant between Texas A&M International University and 19 school districts throughout the southern part of Texas covering approximately 14,792 square miles. The grant is third largest in the nation and is designed to provide low-income students with the skills, motivation, and preparation needed to successfully pursue a postsecondary education and be successful in the postsecondary education setting. The focus of the project is to provide direct services to students through four strands: academic, assessment, college readiness and parental involvement. Each campus site has a College Access Team (Site Coordinator and College Access Coach) that provides direct services to students.

THE G4 VISION

  1. Graduate from High SChool!
  2. Go to College!
  3. Graduate from College!
  4. Get a Career!

Project Leadership

Dr. Julio F. Madrigal, Principal Investigator E-mail: jfmadrigal@tamiu.edu
Dr. Rick Moreno, Director E-mail: rick.moreno@tamiu.edu
Ms. Ana M. Gonzalez, Director Research GEAR UP E-mail: ana.gonzalez@tamiu.edu
Ms. Elsa Cisneros, Partner Liaison E-mail: elsa.cisneros@tamiu.edu
Mr. Efrain Sanchez, Regional Director E-mail: esanchez@tamiu.edu
School District Partners
Alice ISD
Ben Bolt - Palito Blanco ISD
Benavides ISD
Carrizo Springs ISD
Cotulla ISD
Crystal City ISD
Dilley ISD
Eagle Pass ISD
Freer ISD
Jim Hogg County ISD
La Joya ISD
La Pryor ISD
Laredo ISD
Orange Grove ISD
Pearsall ISD
Premont ISD
San Diego ISD
TAMIU ISD
United ISD
Webb CISD
Institutions of  Higher Education
Texas A&M International University
Laredo Community College
TAMUCC
TAMUK
Del Mar College
Coastal Bend College
University of Houston
University of Houston - Victoria
UTSA
UT
TAMU
TXST
Southwest Texas Junior College
South Texas College
UTRGV
TSTC
Other In-State and Out-of-State universities

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