Why Private College? GEAR UP 4 LA and One Voice – October 17, 2018

GEAR UP 4 LA families attended our “Why Private College?” workshop presented by One Voice’s Sharmon Goodman and Karina Arias at RFK Community Schools’ Library. Every year GEAR UP 4 LA teams up with One Voice to help inform and expose our students and parents to the opportunities and benefits available at private colleges. Attendees… Read More

Shadow Week 2018 @ OXY – October 4, 2018

With help from our partners at the Neighborhood Partnership Program @ Occidental College, GEAR UP 4 LA students participated in our annual Shadow Day. Our students had the opportunity to shadow current Occidental students for a day to get a taste of the true college experience through a college students’ perspective! Students had to opportunity… Read More

See How We Celebrated National GEAR UP Week – September 23-29, 2018

School Site Events Thank you to members from the staff of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris for visiting our GEAR UP students during this special week! Helen Bernstein HS and Stem Academy of Hollywood brought the GEAR UP Week festivities with their “College Knowledge Fair”! Mentor Summits Students from Helen Bernstein High School, STEM Academy of… Read More

Estudiantes latinos luchan por una educación superior

Gear Up 4 LA es un programa que tiene como objetivo de aumentar el éxito de estudiantes de secundaria, sobre todo para los de bajos recursos Hace dos años el padre de Jacqueline Ochoa, de 17 años, fue deportado a México y ella entendió que el complejo sistema de inmigración no solo afecta a los… Read More

Developing Growth Mindset For Families

At GEAR UP West 2017, GU4LA facilitated the session “Developing Growth Mindset for Families,” about the program with four middle schools under the 2-year Skills for Success grant in conjunction with Families in Schools and Stanford University’s Program for Educational Research that Scales (PERTS). With the session’s guiding question, “How can students’ growth mindset be… Read More

America Students Need to Dream Big

Lillian Lowery, VP for P-12 policy and practice and Wil Del Pilar, VP for higher education policy and practice, co-wrote a blog post for Brookings Brown Center Chalkboard. Speaking from personal experience as low-income students of color who overcame obstacles, they put into question how far we’ve really come as a nation since Brown v.… Read More

Fall Partnership Collaborative!

GEAR UP Fall Partnership Collaborative meeting builds awareness and promotes advocacy for student persistence in college. On Wednesday, November 14, GEAR UP 4 LA partners and LAUSD staff gathered to strengthen the community of support for our Los Angeles Unified School District students. Dr. Margaret Garcia, Associate Dean of the Office of Undergraduate Studies at… Read More

Better Make Room Student Spotlight!

BMR Takeover series, short for “Better Make Room Takeover”, started last year as a way to highlight remarkable high school and college student stories, many of whom are overcoming obstacles to further their education past high school. Every week,  a student shares their story in their own words across Better Make Room’s social media platforms… Read More

Ed Trust-West: Inequities Facing Latino Students

California’s Latino students are the majority in our schools – over 3 million Latino students attend public K-12 schools in California. At the higher education level, there are nearly 1 million Latino students in California public colleges and universities. Yet despite this growing majority, a new report from The Education Trust–West says we’ve got work… Read More