We aim to maximize the potential of low-income, first-generation students from historically underserved areas by supporting
them across the college-to-career finish line thus creating
long-lasting change for the next generation.
Our goal is not only to support GEAR UP alumni, but also use our collective voice as alumni of GEAR UP programs to advocate for more funding and support for low-income and first-generation students across the country. Click the link below to email your congressional representatives via NCCEP's website. Takes less than 5 minutes!
What We Do
We provide mentorship for all levels of education: high school, college, and career.
We provide transition and finish-line scholarships to help GEAR UP Alumni accomplish their dreams of gaining a college degree.
We provide professional development workshops every other month, and have recordings on our website if you miss them.
My mentor is awesome! Super friendly and helpful with all the questions I have for her.
-Sophia Kim (2020 graduate) about mentor America Lopez (2017 graduate)