GEAR Up is a competitive grant program of the U.S. Department of Education that increases the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education by providing States and local community-education partnerships to offer support services to high-poverty, middle and high schools.

CICU is proud to be a statewide partner.

New York State students beginning in 7th grade through their freshman year in college, who are participating in the program will have access to support services, including tutoring and homework assistance, academic counseling, mentoring, college and career counseling, financial literacy and professional development to help them enroll and succeed in college.  New York State GEAR UP also provides professional development to teachers, counselors, and administrators.

For more information, visit the official NYGEAR Up site or contact us at

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