California GEAR UP Announces Partnership Initiative

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The California Partnership Initiative (CPI) is a project of the California State GEAR UP Program. Since 1999, the California State program has enjoyed working in collaboration with GEAR UP partnership projects to reach our mutual goals:  increasing college and career readiness for low income students and improving the college going culture in schools. CPI was formalized at the National GEAR UP conference in Washington, DC in July 2014. This initiative brings together the 20 active partnership projects and the state grant to strengthen our efforts for ALL students throughout California. The target audience is all GEAR UP Staff in California.

Project Goals:

To advance, inform and improve our collective work

To leverage the energy, resources and expertise of GEAR UP in California

To support and sustain GEAR UP efforts statewide


Create an online information network

Foster sustainable regional efforts to promote systemic change for schools and students

Convene an annual Statewide GEAR UP conference

Create a professional learning community of GEAR UP Professionals.


November 18, 2015 CPI Statewide Convening The Atrium Hotel – Irvine, CA Orange County, CA

“The on-going collaboration between the multiple GEAR UP partnerships under the direction of our California State GEAR UP grant continues to provide excellent resources, connections and networking to enhance significant successes with our GEAR UP students, parents, and communities throughout the state of California!”

Julie Johnson, Director Mira Costa College GEAR UP

More to come on this exciting initiative, sign up for our newsletter or check our website often for updates and registration.


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