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! 2019-2025 2019-2025 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
The Planning Guide contains information about upcoming scheduled events.
Contacts:Melissa Lopez, AdministratorOffice of College, Career and Life ReadinessOffice line (956) 984-6046Fax line (956) 984-7645Norma McCormick, DirectorOffice of College, Career and Life ReadinessOffice line (956) 984-6034Ricardo L. Lopez, Jr., CoordinatorCollege Now-Career Connected!Office line (956) 984-6110Kristopher McKinney, CoordinatorPathways to the Future PartnershipOffice line (956) 984-6128Nicole Saenz, CoordinatorCollege Ready, Career Set!Office line (956) 984-6112