Newsroom

Welcome to the NCCEP newsroom!  Click on the links below to read the latest news from NCCEP and GEAR UP. 

As the non-profit organization that provides training, technical assistance, and advocacy support to the GEAR UP program, NCCEP wishes to respond to the House Budget Committee Report, The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later.

College access professionals from the GEAR UP community welcomed the news that First Lady Michelle Obama will focus on encouraging more low-income students to obtain a college degree.

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center is the newest partner to join the work of the GEAR UP College and Career Readiness Evaluation Consortium (Consortium).  The Consortium is a collaboration of fifteen state grantees conducting longitudinal research and evaluation on the effectiveness of the federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).

More than 500 students from 10 counties are expected to visit the Institute campus on Thursday for the fourth annual GEAR UP academy.

Libby Public Schools are excited to announce that we are beginning our third year of seven as a part of the Montana GEAR UP program.

NCCEP has named John Donaldson to the position of National Director – Training and Technical Assistance. In this role, he will serve as the principal architect of NCCEP’s training and technical assistance program, including NCCEP’s conferences, webinars and online resources.

It was a unique lesson in science and tech at Springfield’s Central High School Wednesday.  College students and educators met face-to-face with high school students about the importance of a well-balanced education.  It was students learning from students Central as they got a valuable lesson on the importance of STEM.

Leslie Jimenez ('13 M.Ed.) knows that an education changes lives. She completed her master's degree in higher education this summer and was chosen to share her story of being a first generation college graduate in the national GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy.  Jimenez will spend one year attending the leadership academy, a National Council for Community and Education Partnerships program. She will then return to her home state of California to speak to low-income students as a GEAR UP education advocate. She aspires to be a university professor.

LOWELL -- Natalie Petit, an alumna of Middlesex Community College's GEAR UP: Massachusetts program, has been selected to participate in the inaugural GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy.

The Medford resident is one of 30 Alumni Leaders, selected from a nationwide pool. GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy, or GUALA, is a new, 12-month, leadership-development program for alumni of the federal GEAR UP program, a partnership with the Lowell Public Schools that promotes college readiness for seventh- through 12th-graders.

 

Natalie Petit, an alumna of Middlesex Community College's GEAR UP: Massachusetts program, has been selected to participate in the inaugural GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy.  The Medford resident is one of 30 Alumni Leaders, selected from a nationwide pool. GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy, or GUALA, is a new, 12-month, leadership-development program for alumni of the federal GEAR UP program, a partnership with the Lowell Public Schools that promotes college readiness for seventh- through 12th-graders.

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