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Concurrent Session #106 (Tuesday, July 22, 2014)

Evaluation, High Need

The presentation disseminates findings from a research project on the impact of GEAR UP on underserved Latino youths at a large urban community college.  The research project focused on GEAR UP's impact on college readiness, financial aid awareness, and college academic success.  In addition, the presenter shares pertinent information on the most effective GEAR UP interventions from the perspective of Latino youths.  The research conclusions yielded several recommendations for practitioners to further enhance the quality of GEAR UP.  Come and join this session to learn how GEAR UP made a difference in the lives of a targeted Latino youth population.

Jeremy Villar, Associate Dean, Student Access, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA
Micaela Vazquez-Hahn, Director, GEAR UP 4 LA, Los Angeles, CA