Grants Department
West Eagle Drive, Portables 1&2 Brownsville, TX 78521
Mail: 1900 Price Road., Brownsville, Texas 78521
Office (956) 548-8227 Fax (956) 548-8229
Class of 2017

GEAR UP Counselors:

Celina Barrera-Scott
Ceci Hobbs

The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) project is a six-year federal initiative designed to increase early college awareness and readiness in traditionally underrepresented groups. Texas GEAR UP is divided into two major strands: statewide initiatives that help achieve GEAR UP goals across the state and the STAR Project, an intensive, multifaceted P-16 intervention in the Coastal Bend area of South Texas in coordination with the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Pre-College Outreach Center. Texas GEAR UP addresses multiple aspects of the college awareness process, including advanced academics, educator quality, early information and awareness, and family and community support. Texas GEAR UP partners include College Board, Fathers Active in Communities and Education (FACE), and the National Hispanic Institute (NHI). The project is evaluated by the Texas Center for Educational Research (TCER).
Janie Lopez
Besteiro Middle School

Cristina Garzoria
Faulk Middle School
Cynthia Plzana
Garcia Middle School
Elva Compean
Lucio Middle School
Laura Moore
Perkins Middle School

GEAR UP Summer Camp

Summer Leadership Camp

University visit to Texas A&M

T.I.E.S GEAR UP Father/Son Conference

Sally Ride Girls STEM Club

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington D.C.

Kianna Silva, second from the right, with Congressman Filemon Vela

With Congressman Ruben Hinojosa

HESTEC Latin Day with Channel 5 News Anchor Letty Garza

HESTEC Robotics Team

GEAR UP Parent Training

Celebrate My Drive

Harvard Workshop

College 4 All / Health Science Program

Financial Aid Night