GEAR UP Capacity Building Workshop Strengthens Programs

GEAR UP Capacity Building Conference, Philadelphia, PA February 8-11, 2015 National calls emphasizing the importance of capacity building for sustainable development of grant funded education programs have been numerous.  The U.S. Department of Education in partnership with NCCEP continues to invest time and attention to capacity building for successful programs like GEAR UP.  Since 1999, the importance of these efforts has been embedded in the proposals and goals of NCCEP with support and programming based on continuous feedback, research, and professional best practices. The February 2015 capacity building workshops were held in Philadelphia, PA the hometown of Congressman Chaka Fattah, the founder of the GEAR UP program.  Full-day training modules were designed based on pre-survey information and input from NCCEP and feedback from GEAR UP …

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Join Us for 2015 GEAR UP Capacity Building Conference

#gearupworks #cbw15 The 2015 NCCEP/GEAR UP Capacity-Building Workshop will take place February 8-11, 2015 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in historic and vibrant Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The NCCEP/GEAR UP Capacity-Building Workshop is a distinctly different learning opportunity from the NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference. The CBW is where grantees roll up their sleeves and have extended conversations with their peers about how to advance the cause of college access. The daily learning tracks are designed to provide information, practical tips, and tools that you and your GEAR UP team can incorporate into your current projects. Networking opportunities allow you to connect with GEAR UP professionals from other projects to share …

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Save the Date: National GEAR UP Week 2014 Sept 22-26

During the week of September 22-26, 2014 join thousands of students, parents, teachers, partners and college access professionals from across the nation to celebrate GEAR UP and the successes of your hard work and dedication! National GEAR UP Week is an opportunity for you to raise awareness in your community about the positive impact GEAR UP is having locally.  It’s a time to engage all your stakeholders – local, state and federal elected officials, funders, partners, as well as local, state and regional media – to share your program’s accomplishments and to get them more involved with your services to …

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GEAR UP/NCCEP 2013 National Conference

The 2013 GEAR UP National Conference was held in San Francisco this year, and we were excited to participate and have a prominent roll. This national convening of GEAR UP professionals, parents, students, policymakers, and community partners is coordinated by the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships(NCCEP) and planned in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of this conference is to highlight the importance of education/community partnerships and the accomplishments of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP). This conference also serves to facilitate the forging of new alliances among faculty, to help attendees …

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Shelley Davis Speaks at Capitol Hill GEAR UP Briefing

On Tuesday July 24, members of the GEAR UP community held a briefing on capitol hill entitled: GEAR UP: The College Access Program that Drives Education and Economic Success in Your Community. The briefing, hosted by NCCEP, was convened to share success stories and to learn why GEAR UP is widely viewed as the most effective solution for increasing academic achievement, high school graduation rates, college enrollment rates, and economic development in high poverty communities. Speakers: Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA‐2) Congressman Ruben Hinojosa (TX‐15) Lisa Brady Gill, Texas Instruments (invited) Shelley Davis, Director, California GEAR UP Hector Garza, Alumnus from Texas Region One ESC …

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GEAR UP National Conference 2012

—- Greetings from Washington, DC where we are attending the 2012 GEAR UP National Conference. This year the conference is packed with exciting sessions and will feature GEAR UP programs visiting with their local elected representatives on Tuesday afternoon. — At the conference, GEAR UP practitioners will have the opportunity to learn from the U.S. Department of Education, NCCEP staff, foundation and corporate partners, and each other. The majority of concurrent sessions are led directly by GEAR UP professionals sharing their strongest programs, most successful partnerships, and best institutional practices. The event also serves as an important gathering for all …

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Celebrate National GEAR UP Day in California

Dear GEAR UP Supporters, National GEAR UP Week is next week! Here is Congressman Fattah’s official invitation and an update on our National GEAR UP week schedule. It’s critical that next week be a national celebration of GEAR UP, with activities at sites across the country demonstrating the value of our programs and the support they have in our communities. Please let me know as soon as you can if you can do one of the six focus activities.  We have a team of people here ready to help you make your GEAR UP Week activity a success. As a reminder, GEAR …

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Youth Leadership Summit Blows the Crowd Away

The flagship program in NCCEP’s Youth Services programming is the Youth Leadership Summit. In an effort to include student perspectives and the opinions of young people, NCCEP created national opportunities for youth to participate in the NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference. More than 200 GEAR UP high school students have participated in the Youth Leadership Summit since the inception of the program in 2003. NCCEP has been partnering with GEAR UP for Excellence to present the Summit since 2005. Blending leadership development with the experience of participating in a professional conference, the Summit teaches participants how to be advocates for their …

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GEAR UP: 10 Years of Making a Difference

California GEAR UP Celebrates 10 Years of creating college-going culture across the state of California. Our partner organization, National Council for Community and Education Partnerships, produced a great video highlighting the success of the last 10 years and laying out GEAR UP plan for the future. Watch the video here: NCCEP 10 YEARS VIDEO

Agenda for National GEAR UP Day Sacramento Announced

September 18, 2009  VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BEATING THE ODDS A Collaborative Commitment to Close the Achievement Gap 8:00-8:10am   Morning Announcement: National GEAR UP Day 8:10-8:45am   Press Conference with Superintendent O’Connell Opening Welcome: Principal McDonald Recognize Special Guests Remarks: Superintendent Steven Ladd Remarks: Shelley Davis The Valley-GEAR UP Collaborative Presentation to Superintendent O’Connell REMARKS BY SUPERINTENDENT O’CONNELL Family Speaker:  A School Community in Action Student Speakers:  Beating the Odds at Valley 8:45-9:20 am  Campus Tour Valley/GEAR UP Family Center Valley Classroom Visitations 9:20-10:00am     Principal MacDonald Refreshments Student Achievement Gap Panel