Month: February 2016

‘DREAM loan’ funds college for unauthorized immigrants

Officials at California’s four-year public universities are reaching out to an estimated 10,000 undergraduate students who might qualify for a special loan aimed at reducing their tuition — a program that further distinguishes the state as a national trendsetter in providing services to unauthorized immigrants. The California DREAM low-interest loans are designated for unauthorized immigrant students enrolled at University of California or California State University campuses. The program was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2014, but funding didn’t become available until now. It’s the latest in a series of measures that the Democratic-controlled Legislature and Brown have …

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GEAR UP Leadership Day in North State is a Hit

(original article appears in the Red Bluff Daily News) Corning, CA. Nearly 800 Tehama County eighth-graders were invited Thursday to join the third annual Leadership Day at the Rolling Hills Casino event center, with five local schools participating. This seven-day college preparation workshop event, put on by the Tehama County Department of Education, California GEAR UP — Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs — Tehama County high schools and College Options, has continued to engage students with workshops to help guide them through the next four years and beyond. The Rolling Hills Casino Foundation and Expect More Tehama …

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California GEAR UP Core Values

 California GEAR UP – Core Values  We are proud to share our Core Values: principles we have been cultivating and working on since 1999 and it was through the extraordinary organizational work of our teams that we have published them all in one guiding document. California GEAR UP is committed to the principles of social justice, equity, and community combined with passion for teaching, learning, and positive impact on students’ lives. Professional Standards • We are responsible and accountable to our schools, communities, stakeholders and funders to ensure sustainability of our goals and objectives. • We take a purposeful and professional …

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