Program Initiatives

NCCEP takes seriously its role as the training and  technical assistance provider for the GEAR UP program.  NCCEP has worked in partnership with GEAR UP grantees to develop a portfolio of programs that increase the skills and leadership of the GEAR UP program, all with the goal of improving the outcomes of the more than 700,000 low-income students benefiting from the GEAR UP program.

District Leadership Institute

The District Leadership Institute (DLI) is a 10-month program that seeks to maximize the talent and leadership of district leaders serving GEAR UP. 

Featured partner

ACT, Inc. is providing research support and services to the 15-state GEAR UP College and Career Readiness Evaluation Consortium, and has been a partner in the Consortium work since the project launched.  ACT's generous in-kind donation is working to help demonstrate the impact of GEAR UP across local, state and national levels of implementation, and build a culture of evidence-based assessment and decision-making.