Month: December 2012

Register: 2013 GEAR UP Capacity Building Workshop

With the 2013 GEAR UP Capacity-Building Workshop (CBW) just around the corner, it is a good idea to get registered before the holidays! The dates for the upcoming CBW are February 3 – 6, 2013 – at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. To learn about the tracks for the conference, the schedule and the hotel, click here. The daily learning tracks at NCCEP’s Capacity-Building Workshop are designed to provide information and practical tips and tools that you and your GEAR UP team can incorporate into your current projects. There is also time to network with fellow GEAR UP professionals from …

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Idea: ScholarShare College Savings Plan

About ScholarShare ScholarShare is California’s official 529 College Savings Plan and California GEAR UP statewide partner. Anyone can open a ScholarShare Account for anyone else, and more than one person can contribute to a single Account. ScholarShare funds may be used at thousands of eligible educational institutions for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for enrollment or attendance, as well as certain room and board expenses. Account owners control the selection of ScholarShare investment portfolios, withdrawals, and change in beneficiary. Note: Transfers and rollovers may be subject to differences in features, costs and surrender charges. Indirect transfers may be subject …

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Statewide Higher Education Tools Conference Announced

(click to enlarge)   California GEAR UP is pleased to invite you to attend ‘Effective Tools for Preparing Students for Access and Success in Higher Education.’ Presented by a statewide network of higher education organizations, the purpose of this conference is to begin the scalability process with respect to these resource tools and strategies with the following objectives in mind: More secondary school and higher educational staff will be aware and knowledgeable of these resource tools Secondary schools, Academic Preparation Program staff, and community organizations will adopt and adapt these tools to expand the efficacy and effectiveness of their college …

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