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CEI In The Community: K-12 Services


In collaboration with the Hempstead School District

NY Gear Up LogoGaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) provides resources, leadership and college awareness to ensure that students achieve academic and personal excellence, graduate from high school and enter higher education.

NY Gear Up LogoGEAR UP and NYGEAR UP are all-inclusive programs that offer tutoring, mentoring, counseling, financial literacy, college tours, educational field trips, college and career advising, parent outreach and workshops, and professional development for district staff.


Nilda Garcia: Nilda.garcia@ncc.edu
NY GEAR UP Director: nygearup@ncc.edu
Jan Figueira, Director: jan.figueria@ncc.edu

NYGEAR UP Virtual Office Hours:  (HHS 12th graders)

Days:  Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time:  2:30pm - 3:30pm
Link:   proceed to office

GEAR UP Virtual Office Hours:  (HHS 10th & 11th graders)

Days:  Tuesdays and Fridays
Time:  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Link:   TBD


In collaboration with Freeport, Hempstead, Uniondale, and Westbury School Districts

Liberty Partnerships LogoLiberty Partnerships Program (LPP) identifies students enrolled in grades 5-12 who are at-risk of dropping out and experiencing other factors affecting school performance. The LPP Team provides support services to students including; skills assessments, tutoring, academic and personal counseling, staff development, after school and mentoring programs.

LPP also offers comprehensive pre-collegiate services and provides a strong alumni network of support to ensure a continued relationship with students throughout their post-secondary education.


Nilda Garcia, CEI Associate Director: Nilda.garcia@ncc.edu

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