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! GEAR UP: College Ready, Career Set! GEAR UP: Pathways to the Future! 2018-2025 2018-2025 2021-2027
REGION ONE ESC GEAR UP Services
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
Contacts:Melissa Lopez, AdministratorOffice line (956) 984-6046Fax line (956) 984-7645Ricardo Lee Lopez Jr., DirectorGEAR UP: College Now - Career ConnectedOffice (956) 984-6110Kristopher McKinney, DirectorGEAR UP: Pathways to the FutureOffice (956) 984-6128Nicole Saenz, DirectorGEAR UP: College Ready, Career SetOffice (956) 984-6112