GEAR UP Vista Summer 2018 Partnership Program

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As you may have heard, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a prestigious and proven United States Department of Education Grant. Palomar College received the Rural and Reservation GEAR UP Partnership Program Grant and is in partnership with Fallbrook Elementary Union, Fallbrook Union High, Valley Center-Pauma Unified and Vista Unified School Districts. We are supported by over 30 educational, community, and commerce partners.

GEAR UP Highlights:
1. The Rural & Reservation (Rural Res) will be serving 2,500 students from 6th/7th grade to high school, and through the first to second year of college (2016-2023).
2. Effective longitudinal tools to enhance students/schools for a college going culture, leading more students to post-secondary education.
3. Increase student success to obtain a college degree, in local Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) industries.
4. Businesses have the opportunity to collaborate by speaking at our STEAM workshops, participating in activities that promote higher education, and mentoring through job shadowing and career Q/A sessions.

From June 25th through August 3rd, 30 incoming high school freshmen students had the opportunity to attend the Palomar College Summer Enrichment Programs. These tuition-free classes earned them high school and college credits. Courses students enrolled in included: Build Your Own Computer and Head Start to College. On August 2, 2018 GEAR UP held a completion ceremony at the Palomar College San Marcos campus with families and friends.

Rancho Minerva: L-R Lizbeth Garcia, Nahin Rivera, Ashley Ortiz, Leslie Ortiz, Angelica De Jesus, Yuri Juarez, Daniel Preciado, Daisy Aguilar, Diego Verduzco, Shoenstatt Oretga Leal, Nalleli Heredia, Selena Martinez Penaloza, Isai Salvador Martinez, Yolanda Pascual Gonzalez, Allison Mendoza
** Not pictured: Vanessa Morales and Emiliano Nieto

VIDA: L-R Carlito Cervantes, Alijay Omar, Ernesto Gonzalez, Janet Correa, Shannon Zaitz, Kahlia Prichard

Unique to GEAR UP, we require partnerships with local businesses to find ways to better connect commerce and future industries with middle and high school students, teachers, and parents, especially to promote the STEAM fields.

Thank you partners for your continued support:
California State University San Marcos, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, Fallbrook Union High School District, University of California, San Diego, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District, Vista Unified School District, All Aboard Tours & Travel, LLC, AVID Center, CFO Chavez Financial Offices, CoBro Consulting, LLC, CONNECT Foundation, Cosmic Solar, Hispanic Chamber and E-Commerce, Keller Williams Hervieux Real Estate, Mano a Mano Foundation, National Latina Business Women Association SD Chapter, North County Professional Development Federation, Parent Institute for Quality Education, Point Loma Credit Union, Salk Institute for Biological Research, Study Smart Tutors, Sustainable Surplus Exchange, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Transamerica Financial Advisors/WFG, Vallecitos Water District, Valley Center Chamber of Commerce, Vista Chamber of Commerce, Vista Irrigation District, Wells Fargo Bank/Fallbrook.

Funding is gained by “matching your business in-kind” through your product, time, and or services. When businesses donate in-kind, GEAR UP receives double the in-kind dollars. Partners receive their logo/link on our Partnership website page and highlighted on the Partner Spotlight page. The GEAR UP Grant requires 100% accountability. We are a Non-Profit 501 (c) 3 and cash donations are tax deductible.

To review a partnership opportunity with The Palomar College GEAR UP Partnership Program, please contact Therese Cisneros-Remington, 760-744-1150 x3680 or email her at tremington@palomar.edu . To reach the new GEAR UP Manager, Joe. L. LeDesma, please call him
at 760-744-1150 x3620 or jledesma1@palomar.edu . Learn more about GEAR UP at www.palomar.edu/gearup .

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