Cincinnati GEARUP Success Partnership
The Cincinnati GEARUP Success Partnership was a six-year program that served a cohort of Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) students in grades 6 through 12 in selected elementary and high schools from the 2002-2003 school year through the 2008-2009 school year. This partnership provided students with academic intervention and support, ranging from remediation to reinforcement through enrichment, as well as career and college exploration and awareness programs. In addition to CPS, this partnership included the University of Cincinnati, which served as the lead agency, as well as Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative and Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati.
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEARUP, is federally funded program administered by the Office of Post-Secondary Education in the U.S. Department of Education and is designed to provide college awareness and readiness services to economically disadvantaged students in underperforming schools. The goal of GEARUP is increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary educational institutions. This program was first created in 1999. This was the second GEARUP grant for Cincinnati Public with the University of Cincinnati serving as the lead partner and fiscal agent.