Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
GEAR UP Community Acheivement ProjectGEAR UP Community Acheivement Project
The purpose of the project is to align community resources in an effort to prepare students for college. We provide significant support to assist students to plan and be prepared for college study. To achieve these goals we will provide all participa... Read more
The purpose of the project is to align community resources in an effort to prepare students for college. We provide significant support to assist students to plan and be prepared for college study. To achieve these goals we will provide all participants with programs for career exploration and early college planning, academic support, college preparation, counseling for personal developement and mentoring. We will work with our community to support student achievement and college preparation.
Gear Up is a federally funded non-profit organazation supported by San Jose State University Foundation and the Counselor Education Department. Our team consists of professors, graduate students, undergraduates, teachers, administrators, and volunteers who work together at four high schools in East San Jose to increase the academic and personal success of our students. We offer the students programs like sports, art, group workshops, music, choir, filed trips, tutoring, relationship and slef-esteem building, and mentoring among other things.