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Tri-Cities alumna advocates for support services in D.C.
March 21, 2017

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Alejandra Cardoso, a recent graduate of Washington State University Tri-Cities, was chosen as one of three representatives from Washington state to participate in the Council for Opportunity in Education’s National Policy Seminar March 19-22 in Washington, D.C.

$25M grant to improve student success in higher education
October 18, 2016

By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities recently received a $25 million seven-year GEAR UP grant to prepare students in low-income schools to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.

GEAR UP celebrates success, highlights hands-on projects
September 23, 2013

RICHLAND, Wash. – Nearly 100 area students will join school districts across the nation to celebrate National GEAR UP Week on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
Middle and high school students will work on unique challenges ranging from designing a house that can recover from a flood to creating a zip line that carries a ping pong ball. Group work will be done 10:30-11:30 a.m. in various rooms across the WSU Tri-Cities campus, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland.
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally funded preparation for low-income students to … » More …

WSU Tri-Cities’ GEAR UP efforts to be recognized
September 15, 2009

RICHLAND – Educators and students will talk about how the GEAR UP program is making a difference in the lives of children throughout the region at a National GEAR UP Day reception at WSU Tri-Cities on Friday, Sept. 18.
The event begins at 11:30 a.m. in the West Building Atrium, 2710 University Drive. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs program is part of the WSU Tri-Cities early outreach department. Its mission is to help middle school students receive ongoing guidance and assistance to prepare for and pursue a college education.
Director Genoveva Morales-Ledesma leads a staff … » More …

Artist Simón Silva visits WSU Tri-Cities, area schools
May 5, 2009

RICHLAND — An artist known for his portraits of farm workers is speaking this week to Mid-Columbia educators and students as part the WSU Tri-Cities early outreach programs.
Simón Silva has appeared before thousands of students of all ages nationwide, focusing on the importance of self-expression and developing personal creativity. His speeches include anecdotes from his childhood and his own journey toward a successful career as an artist.
He will speak from 8 to 10:30 a.m. May 7 at WSU Tri-Cities in East Auditorium, 2710 University Drive, Richland. While his 90-minute presentation is targeted at university faculty and staff, … » More …

WSU grant will help local middle school students
November 21, 2008

RICHLAND – The Early Outreach Program based at WSU Tri-Cities worked with 17 school districts and 19 community partners in the region to receive $23.2 million in the form of two six-year competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Education under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).
GEAR UP helps middle school students receive guidance and assistance to prepare for and pursue a college education.
“We are fortunate in these rural communities to receive such large grants to help more students achieve their dreams of going to college,” said Genoveva Morales-Ledesma, Early Outreach director. … » More …

1,045 seventh graders invade WSU Pullman
May 21, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. – More than a thousand seventh graders from communities across south central Washington spent a day on the WSU Pullman campus on May 25 as part of a program intended to help school districts serving low-income students demonstrate that a college education is an achievable ambition.

Along with more than 40 chaperones, the 1,045 middle school students – from the communities of College Place, Prescott, Touchet, Walla Walla, Moses Lake, Soap Lake, and Warden – spent most of the day touring the WSU campus and learning about the variety of academic programs offered at … » More …