National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP)
The Department of Education has established a strategic partnership with the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), which is a national non-profit organization, focused to increase access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students. NCCEP has developed the necessary tools where GEAR UP programs create networking experiences to share their best practices on academic readiness, and financial aid and college awareness.
NCCEP provides the following services to all GEAR UP Programs:
- National Conferences
- Capacity Building Workshops
- Trainings to program’s evaluators
- Youth summits