• KRGV News 5 Education Beat Features Region One ESC GEAR UP Students

    The Region One ESC GEAR UP Program has an extensive partnership with KRGV Channel 5 News. Reports on program events, students, and partners may be found at the Channel 5 website. The Region One ESC GEAR UP Program participates in production and interviews of these reports. We also provide Channel 5 with the areas of focus for the project.

    When viewed collectively, these reports portray the spirit and successes of our GEAR UP students!


    Photo of Maria Ibarra (click for video)

    Maria Ibarra, a current student at Carnegie Mellon, is studying Public Policy and credits the support of GEAR UP for helping her graduate high school and college. She speaks of her role in giving back to others in the Rio Grande Valley. Ms. Ibarra says, “Coming from a family who never had a high school graduate and a college graduate, I truly believe that college education is the key to your future, and that GEAR Up can help you get there.” 

    KRGV News 5-GEAR UP Community Partner of the Year (July 2014)

     KRGV Partner of the Year  

    Community Partner of the Year Video

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    KRGV News 5 is recognized as the GEAR UP/NCCEP Partner of the Year and encourages other news outlets to support GEAR UP.

Last Modified on August 10, 2018