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Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)

  • GEAR UP is a seven-year program of the United States Department of Education designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

    Region One Education Service Center (ESC) and partners provide services at middle and high schools for a cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the cohort through high school.

    Region One ESC GEAR UP Projects 

    Three active GEAR UP projects operate from the Region One ESC's Office of College, Career, and Life Readiness. Click the links below to learn more about services available to recipients of each grant.

    GEAR UP: College Now-Career Connected! Logo GEAR UP: College Ready, Career Set! Logo      Region One: GEAR UP Pathways logo    
     GEAR UP: College Now - Career Connected!   GEAR UP: College Ready, Career Set! GEAR UP:  Pathways to the Future! 
    2018-2025 2018-2025  2021-2027


    GEAR UP students and parents/families in the Region One ESC area receive the following types of services. 

    * On-Campus & Online Tutoring   * Summer Bridge Programs
    * College and Career Coaching   * Parent/Family Advising
    * STEM/Computer Science Workshops   * Parent/Family Engagement Workshops
    * TSI/SAT/ACT Testing/Support    


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    Melissa Lopez, Administrator
    Office line (956) 984-6046
    Fax line (956) 984-7645
    Ricardo Lee Lopez Jr., Director
    GEAR UP: College Now - Career Connected
    Office (956) 984-6110
    Kristopher McKinney, Director
    GEAR UP: Pathways to the Future
    Office (956) 984-6128
    Nicole Saenz, Director
    GEAR UP: College Ready, Career Set
    Office (956) 984-6112
Last Modified on September 28, 2023