Partnership Grant Projects

Project ReACH (Realizing and Achieving Collegiate Heights)

Sul Ross State University
Alpine, Texas

Project ReACH aims to complete the objective of elevated academic achievement and college preparation through the development of students, teachers and institutions. Students receive weekly tutoring and attend monthly workshops, including bi-semester Saturday leadership camps focusing on college visits and program awareness. Project ReACH works in collaboration with local banks and non-profits to increase financial awareness amongst the region. The project communicates with parents in an accessible, culturally-sensitive way to open the door to college life and bridge academic gaps found in border communities. Institutional development is fostered through carefully-staged faculty cooperation, technology training, and supplemental purchases of STEM-based equipment to ensure all stages of programming benefit students for years to come.    

Program Highlights

  • In 2012, Project ReACH held a science summer camp for 7th- and 8th-graders. Sul Ross State University anchored the camp, housing students on campus and providing classrooms for the camp’s goal of enhancing scientific knowledge. Field trips and outdoor activities contributed even further to the emphasis on science. 

  • Student-led fundraisers sponsored by Project ReACH led to the creation and population of bank accounts for 75% of students, helping them get fiscally prepared for college.

  • Project ReACH students in Alpine ISD cultivated a vegetable garden as part of a community service project, producing food for donation to district schools. The locally-grown, sustainable food was then served during school lunch.
  • Years of Grant: 2011-2018
  • ESC Region(s): Region 15 and Region 18
  • Students Served: 965


Sul Ross State University

400 N. Harrison
Alpine, TX 79830


Program Leadership


  • Alpine Middle School

    Alpine ISD

  • Alpine High School

    Alpine ISD

  • San Felipe Memorial Middle School

    San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated ISD

  • Del Rio Middle School

    San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated ISD

  • Del Rio Freshman School

    San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated ISD

  • Del Rio High School

    San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated ISD

  • Terlingua Elementary (K-8)

    Terlingua Common School District

  • Big Bend High School

    Terlingua Common School District

  • Lucy Rede Middle School

    Presidio ISD

  • Presidio High School

    Presidio ISD

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