The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), the voice of GEAR UP in Washington, DC, bestowed the 2013 Champion for Student Success Award on Senator Patty Murray (WA) in recognition of her continued commitment and leadership in education for minority, low-income and disadvantaged students. Even before becoming a Senator, she has demonstrated her unwavering support of children and families in need, visiting with GEAR UP schools and hosting GEAR UP students and educators in her State and Washington, DC offices.
2014 NCCEP / GEAR UP Annual Conference
Mark your calendar!
July 20–23, 2014
Hilton Washington, Washington, DC
2014 Call for Presentations is out, submission deadline:
The Senate passed a fiscal year 2014 funding bill that proposes a $5.6 M increase for GEAR UP ($307.2 M total).
Let us celebrate this victory by calling our Senators, again. Let us thank them for their support and let them know where you stand on funding for GEAR UP!
NCCEP program spotlight
GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy
The GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy (GUALA) is a new program designed to engage GEAR UP alumni in grassroots advocacy. The program is funded by The Kresge Foundation.