GEAR UP 4 LA at NCCEP Annual Conference

2014 NCCEP/GEAR UP conference

The 2014 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships/GEAR UP Annual Conference in Washington, DC, offered GEAR UP 4 LA staff the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and strategies with GEAR UP programs across the country.

GU4LA’s conference team included Donna Muncey, LAUSD Chief of Intensive Support and Intervention; Rosie Martinez, LAUSD Instructional Director; Dalton Cole, principal at the Miguel Contreras School of Business and Tourism; Sarah Usmani, principal at the Edward Roybal Learning Center; staff from partnering institutions Occidental College and LACC; and GU4LA directors and staff.

Hard at work throughout the conference, the GU4LA team presented on topics including increasing parent engagement, redesignating English Language Learners, making the most of college visits, and examining best practices in college access programs.