Transforming systems to ensure educational equity

Transforming systems to ensure access to equitable education

About Us

Who We Are

A federally funded state-wide model whose focus is to create systemic statewide change to the educational system such that it is more equitable, effective, and efficient for all students.

Our Services

Focus on expanding and deepening the instructional capacity of teachers and staff, and provide secondary school educators with the tools, information, and guidance to support students and their families in preparing for college.
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How We Serve

The program serves 33 schools in 4 regions in the state to develop and sustain the capacity of feeder sets of middle and high schools to prepare all students for higher education.
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Our Impact

Changing school culture since 1999.

“The Education Trust Awards give us the opportunity to put into practice one of GEAR UP’s beliefs: In order for students to plan for college they need to see themselves in college. The award is a first example for many of our students that the challenges they face are surmountable”

– Stevenson Middle School Staff 

Education Trust Awardshave been given to over 5,320 students
GEAR UP families believe their child can afford to attend a college.


School Educators






Families of Students

Program Details

Program Duration

September 2018- September 2024​

Schools will become part of the California GEAR UP network and will receive services that ensure that ALL students are ready to enter and succeed in the higher educational setting of their choice.

Schools We Serve

Systems Transformation

Bridge Program

Resources & Tools

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