Partnership Grant Projects

UTRGV College in ACTion!

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, Texas

The UTRGV GEAR UP program is based on introducing researched-based programs and practices that will help students become successful in middle and high school—and ultimately prepare them for transition to postsecondary education. Through the partnership involving university, college, school, and community partners, students will be supported as they engage in rigorous academic curriculum in preparation for postsecondary education and leadership development.

Program Highlights

  • A partnership with College 1st STEM Camps has produced high-energy, hands-on STEM activities and lessons for cohort students.
  • PASOS Parent Workshops have been tailor-made to match the needs of the program’s cohort parents.
  • Texas Instruments teacher trainings and equipment help bring interactive rigor into the program’s campus classrooms.
  • The UTRGV STEM Center provides opportunities for cohort students to participate in labs that reinforce TEKS objectives through visits to the university center and mobile bus.
  • Years of Grant: 2017-2024
  • ESC Region(s): Region 1
  • Students Served: 4,062

Contact

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

1201 University Drive ELAMR 1.101
Edinburg, TX 78539
956.665.2096

Program Leadership

  • Cindy Valdez

    Associate Vice President / Interim GEAR UP Director, Student Educational Outreach

    cynthia.valdez@utrgv.edu

Campuses

  • Besteiro Middle School

    Brownsville ISD

  • Faulk Middle School

    Brownsville ISD

  • Garcia Middle School

    Brownsville ISD

  • Lucio Middle School

    Brownsville ISD

  • Perkins Middle School

    Brownsville ISD

  • Lopez Early College High School

    Brownsville ISD

  • Porter Early College High School

    Brownsville ISD

  • Rivera Early College High School

    Brownsville ISD

  • Dr. Javier Saenz Middle School

    La Joya ISD

  • Juan De Dios Salinas Middle School

    La Joya ISD

  • Harwell Middle School

    Edinburg Consolidated ISD

  • Memorial Middle School

    Edinburg Consolidated ISD

  • J. Economedes High School

    Edinburg Consolidated ISD

  • Ann Richards Middle School

    La Joya ISD

  • Cesar E. Chavez Middle School

    La Joya ISD

  • Domingo Trevino Middle School

    La Joya ISD

  • Juarez-Lincoln High School

    La Joya ISD

  • La Joya High School

    La Joya ISD

  • Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School

    La Joya ISD