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GEAR UP Events & Announcements

RISE UP/SKY GEAR UP offers events and programs designed to help students from underserved communities prepare for and succeed in higher education.

  • Dina Ibarra appointed new GEAR UP director

    December 1, 2022

    Dina Ibarra, Ed.M. has been appointed the new director for UW GEAR UP/Rise Up team effective Jan 3, 2023. GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a national college-readiness program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. OMA&D, in partnership…

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  • UW GEAR UP Students at Mount Vernon work with WWU

    November 3, 2022

    WWU's Nick Galati helps Mount Vernon students build microscope - and STEM interest - in summer college prep program. Fans are blowing in the classroom on a hot summer day as a group of Mount Vernon High School ninth-graders are building a high-powered microscope, their focus on a small tube where a lens is stuck. It’s the final piece…

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  • National GEAR UP Week

    September 21, 2022

    Date: Week of September 26-30 Location: Nationwide Join us and the thousands of students, parents, teachers, partners and college access professionals from across the nation to celebrate GEAR UP and the successes of our hard work and dedication.

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  • GEAR UP West Conference

    September 21, 2022

    Date: October 23-25, 2022 Location: Utah Valley University, Salt Lake City, UT GEAR UP West is an annual collaborative regional conference for college access and success practitioners primarily from the Western part of the United States. Participating states have included Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. GEAR…

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  • GEAR UP Team Retreat

    August 18, 2022

    UW GEAR UP team retreat: a 2-day working/networking event in Leavenworth, Washington, for UW GEAR UP central staff, GEAR UP Site Coordinators, and GEAR UP support staff. Attendees were able to network, share best practices at sites, learn how to navigate and analyze their program data, and begin planning for the upcoming school year. Click…

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