Alumni Toolkit Launches in San Diego

“Start small,” advised Alumni Toolkit presenters at the San Diego launch. Every K-12 school has a major untapped resource: the alumni. How might schools engage their alums to communicate with students younger than themselves? CREATE hosted an event featuring Alumni Toolkit, a brand-new database and messaging infrastructure allowing schools to reach out to alumni for…

Be Your Story: CREATE Supports SDUSD African-American Achievement Summit

On May 29, hundreds of San Diego Unified School District high school students gathered at San Diego City College for the first annual “Be Your Story!” African-American Achievement Summit. The event was developed to support high school students as they prepare for and transition to post-secondary life. Hosted by San Diego City College, the event…

EAOP/TRIO’s Comienza con un Sueño Celebrates 10 Year Mark

Hands-on science exploration at UC San Diego’s Comienza con un Sueño’s STEM Fair. Comienza con un Sueño (It Begins with a Dream) Family Day celebrated its 10th year of precollege support and inspiration with 1,200 middle and high school students and their families attending the informational conference on March 3 at UC San Diego. The…

Honoring Service: CREATE Colleagues Recognized at Annual Awards Ceremony

EAOP Director Rafael Hernandez (center) congratulates Geneva Fitzsimmons and Thomas Gilkison of UC San Diego’s EAOP program. CREATE is honored to celebrate five long-time colleagues and dear friends who have worked tirelessly for decades to bring about greater equity and access to low-income, underserved students in San Diego and Imperial Counties. The honorees were recognized…

San Diego U-T: UCSD Recruits Future Tritons at SD High

A crowded gym of excited San Diego High School students were encouraged to follow their college dreams at Wednesday’s Achieve UC event, a University of California initiative to assist and inspire high school students to prepare for and stay on the path to a college education. Please read the San Diego Union-Tribune story about Achieve…

TRiO Talent Search Students Attend UC San Diego Kyoto Symposium

TRiO Talent Search students and staff with Kyoto Symposium keynote speaker Dr. Edward Witten. A group of TRiO Talent Search students from Mount Miguel and El Cajon Valley High Schools spent an exceptional day at UC San Diego on March 18 attending the Kyoto Prize Basic Sciences Presentation at the Kyoto Symposium. Students learned about…

The Envelope Please: TRiO Student Awarded Grand Prize at Digital Video Fest

By Isela Medina, Academic Coordinator for TRiO Talent Search UC San Diego TRiO Talent Search is happy to announce that Paul Lopez, a senior at Monte Vista High School, is the grand prize winner of the 2014 Digital Film Festival from the University of Advancing Technologies (UAT) in Tempe, Arizona. The grand prize is an $88,000 scholarship…