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The GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Educator Development Initiative (Gear UP EDI) is a program housed within the University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Pre-college Programs. In 2011 we were awarded a federal grant, our third consecutive GEAR UP grant award since 1999, from the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC). Our grant fosters college awareness and readiness for low-income middle and high school students by providing a variety of programs targeted to educators. GEAR UP EDI’s principal investigator is Enrique Morales, OMA&D Associate Vice President for Pre-College Access, Policy and Planning; the program’s director is Roseann London.
GEAR UP EDI provides year-round professional development and training for school leaders, counselors, teachers, administrators and other GEAR UP professionals to enhance their efforts in preparing low-income students to enter and succeed in postsecondary education, and to build program sustainability beyond the life of the grant. GEAR UP EDI collaborates with UW faculty, researchers, professional staff, and graduate students in the delivery and design of comprehensive professional development programming.