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UC Berkeley: Alliance for Collaborative Change in School Systems (ACCESS)

A partnership program of UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science and Bay Area school districts, ACCESS provides ongoing professional development in mathematics for teachers and administrative staff for grades 6-12; site-based coaching and assistance to teachers in developing and implementing challenging standard-based mathematics curricula, and in-class instructional support to students, helping them develop the motivation, mathematical knowledge, and problem-solving skills they need in order to competitively prepare for four-year colleges and careers.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Bay Area Science Project

A teacher leadership network committed to quality science education that is equitable and accessible for all students, and is based on research, sound teaching strategies, and teachers' experience of effective classroom practice; teacher professional development resources include Saturday seminars, summer institutes; Web site includes online links to nearly a dozen sites containing curricula and lesson plans.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Bay Area Writing Project

The BAY AREA WRITING PROJECT, based at the University of California, Berkeley, is an organization of, by, and for teachers of writing at all grade levels and in all disciplines, dedicated to improving the teaching and uses of writing through a variety of programs–both on the university campus and in the schools of the Bay Area.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Berkeley World Language Project

The central mission of the BWLP is to provide professional learning programs that meet the needs of language educators in its service region that includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, and Solano counties. The site offers a tiered program to strengthen participants’ academic content knowledge and content-specific pedagogical skills including technology in order to promote student learning and achievement. Additionally, the site offers a program to build leadership skills that will allow teachers to become leaders at their schools as well as program leaders with BWLP. The programs provide multiple paths of entry designed to accommodate the varied backgrounds and experiences of teachers of World Languages, English Language Learners, and Heritage Language Learners.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Center for Science Education at Space Sciences Laboratory

The Center for Science Education at Space Sciences Laboratory (CSE @ SSL) programs include Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum, a partnership between UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory and NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center; Science Education Gateway, a national consortium of science museums, scientists and educators; and Project FIRST, a program that develops integrated science/literacy teaching materials for elementary education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Connecting Students to the World

Connecting Students to the World (CSW) is an educational program developed and produced by the Institute of International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. The program uses the Internet and the World Wide Web to further collaboration between the university and K-12 educators.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Excellence Through Collaborative Opportunities (ECO)

An administrative outreach arm for the university's Graduate School of Education, serving as an informational clearinghouse and referral center for the school's outreach activities, developing partnerships with on- and off-campus organizations, and collecting and disseminating innovative research in education and technology.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Principal Leadership Institute

At the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI), we know that the influence of the school principal on student achievement is second only to that of teachers. And with the growing demands and difficult working conditions, the pool of principals prepared to face these challenges has diminished, particularly in underperforming schools.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Professional Development Program (PDP)

The goal of the Professional Development Program (PDP) is to enhance academic performance and the level of instruction in mathematics for all students, particularly those who traditionally have had less opportunity to enroll and succeed in higher mathematics courses. PDP aims to establish alliances with teachers, built from partnerships between mathematics teachers at the school sites, between teachers and undergraduate tutors, and between teachers and university mathematics specialists.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Teacher Education Program

The Graduate School of Education offers unique credential programs that provide a deep examination of what education is (research and theory) and also how to do it (teaching in a classroom). Our credential programs offer future teachers rigorous research in a specific subject area as an integral part of the preparation for being in a classroom. By earning your master’s or PhD as well as a teaching credential, you are equipped with depth and breadth as you enter a K-12 school.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: UC Berkeley California Reading and Literature Project

The UC Berkeley Regional Office of the CRLP provides professional development programs for teachers in the San Francisco Bay area/region. Located in the Graduate School of Education at University of California, Berkeley, the CRLP-UC Berkeley Regional Office offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of complex texts and academic language.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

UCBHSSP seeks to bridge the academy and K-12 communities to help teachers strengthen their instructional practice and provide equitable educational opportunities to all students, through a model of learning, practicing, and doing. Housed in the UC Berkeley History Department, UCBHSSP is a member site of the California Subject Matter Projects.

Last updated: February 1, 2016

UC Davis: Area 3 Writing Project

The Area 3 Writing Project (A3WP) is a professional development network for California teachers and administrators. A3WP uses a teachers-teaching-teachers model to share the successful practices of those educators who effectively teach writing at all grade levels.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Davis: Teacher Education Program

A core principle of the University of California, Davis Teacher Education Program is to prepare highly qualified teachers who are advocates for equity in learning for all students. Our programs are particularly effective in preparing our candidates to work with K-12 students who come from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Course work includes methods of teaching a second language and developing academic literacy in all discipline areas.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Davis: The History Project at UC Davis

The History Project at UC Davis is committed to raising student achievement by teaching history in challenging and exciting ways, which expand content knowledge and develop a literate citizenry. The Project is also dedicated to supporting and challenging one another in pursuit of excellence in history and social-science education.

Last updated: February 1, 2016

UC Davis: Mathematics and Science Teaching Program

The mission of MAST is to increase the number and quality of math and science teachers by:

    • Enriching students’ experiences in math and science classrooms
    • Offering academic opportunities to work in K-12 classrooms
    • Giving effective academic advice
    • Creating multiple pathways for K-12 teacher preparation
    • Meeting the needs of under-represented students
    • Reducing the attrition of math and science majors - Increasing articulation and outreach to high school and community college students
Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Irvine: California Reading and Literature Project UC Irvine/Orange County Region

The UC Irvine Regional Office of the CRLP provides professional development programs for teachers in the Orange County area/region. Located in the Center for Educational Partnerships at the University of California, Irvine, the CRLP-UC Irvine Regional Office offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of complex texts and academic language.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Irvine: Irvine Mathematics Project

IMP (Irvine Math Project) partners with local schools and districts to design hands-on, research-based professional development, standards-based curriculum guides and unit plans aligned to the Common Core for K-12 mathematics teachers. IMP provides a different approach for mathematics instruction in low performing schools & districts in the Orange County and LA County area. The IMP team is comprised of classroom practitioners, math content experts, and math education researchers.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Irvine: Teacher Education Program

We have a wide variety of courses and programs for undergraduate through doctoral students. Deborah Lowe Vandell, Professor and Dean of the School of Education, describes faculty expertise and programs available in the School of Education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Irvine: The UCI History Project

The UC Irvine History Project provides an institutional framework for collaboration between the UCI History Department and K-12 history/social science teachers in Orange County. The core of our Project is the series of teacher-training institutes we offer in the subjects of literacy, world history, and United States history. These institutes provide the basis for our on-going development of grade-appropriate curriculum that responds, among other things, to the challenges that teachers face in answering to district and state standards.

Last updated: February 1, 2016

UC Irvine: UC Irvine Writing Project

The UCIWP has trained 800 teacher/consultants from 85 local school districts and twelve colleges and universities. Additionally, the project has trained 675 teachers in its open program on Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking, and 600 teachers in the Governor's Professional Development Institutes. The project has reached over 20,000 teachers via conferences and inservice programs. We were the first CWP site to create a summer youth program, which has grown from 35 students and 2 teachers in 1984 to more than 2500 students and 200 teachers in 2013.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Irvine: UCI Cal Teach Science & Mathematics Program

UCI CalTeach is a unique academic program that recruits talented undergraduate science and math majors to prepare for a teaching career. It is jointly sponsored by the School of Biological Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, and School of Education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: High School Nanoscience Program

This program trains science teachers nanoscience experiments, supports teachers' effort to use nanoscience topics in teaching the science standards, and provides one free kit each workshop for teachers to use with 90-180 students.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Principal Leadership Institute

The purpose of the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) is to recruit, train, and support a diverse group of individuals committed to the principles of academic excellence, equity, and integrity as a way to maximize achievement and opportunity for students in urban schools. In response to California legislation and a shortage of well-prepared urban school administrators, the Regents of the University of California established the PLI programs on the UC Los Angeles and UC Berkeley campuses. The Principal Leadership Institute at UCLA has designed a rigorous 15 month program aligned with the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders that will prepare the next generation of urban school leaders. The program grants a Master’s degree and completion of the courses required for the California Tier 1 Administrative Credential. The program is designed to attract outstanding educators who have administrative interests and recognized potential.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Teacher Education Program

UCLA's Teacher Education Program (TEP) prepares aspiring teachers to become social justice educators in urban settings. To serve a wide range of aspiring and accomplished educators, the Teacher Education Program offers several pathways that culminate in a Teaching Credential and/or Master of Education degree.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: The UCLA Family Commons

The UCLA Family Commons is a new kind of wellness center that offers family coaching, parenting workshops, and classes in martial arts, mindful awareness, arts and yoga, for all ages. Our family coaches and instructors provide tools and information, practical solutions, and activities that help families raise the healthiest children possible.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: The UCLA History-Geography Project

The UCLA History-Geography Project, one of the sites of the California History Social Science Project and the California Geographic Alliance, is committed to building a network of teacher-scholars devoted to enhancing history-social science education in the Los Angeles region. We build this network through carefully designed professional development opportunities that focus on current history/social science research and pedagogy.

Last updated: February 1, 2016

UC Los Angeles: UC Los Angeles California Reading and Literature Project

The California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP) is one of the California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP), a statewide professional development network comprised of the nine disciplines required for graduation from high school and university admission. CRLP is housed under Center X within the UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSE&IS). The CRLP goal is to design programs that identify, develop and provide effective instruction in English Language Arts for all students, with a particular focus on English Learners and developing readers.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: UCLA Mathematics Project

The UCLA Mathematics Project (UCLAMP) is part of a statewide program that strives to make a positive impact on math teachers and their students. The project’s goal is to enhance the skill sets of K-12 math teachers who can in turn increase their students’ ability to succeed. Based on twenty-five years of experience UCLAMP has developed a program that is helping to make significant differences in the quality of teaching in urban schools.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: UCLA Science Project

The goal of the UCLA Science Project is to design and implement programs that identify, develop and promote strategies that make good science instruction available and accessible to all students. Believing that good teaching begins with a life long commitment to learning, the UCLA Science Project offers several programs throughout the year designed to foster collaborative communities of researchers and practitioners. Through these collaborations, the UCLA Science Project aims to deepen teacher’s science content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge in order to better meet the needs of their students.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: UCLA Writing Project

Welcome to the UCLA Writing Project, a site of the California Writing Project and National Writing Project since 1977. We work with teachers of all disciplines and levels, helping them not only to expand their repertoires as teachers but also as writers. We believe that all - teachers and students - can become good writers and experience the satisfaction of capturing thoughts in just the right words.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Merced: CalTeach

The UC Merced CalTeach program is designed to address the shortage of science and mathematics teachers in California's elementary, middle and secondary schools, particularly in the Central Valley region. This innovative program recruits and prepares mathematics and science majors for teaching careers by providing special coursework and field experiences in K-12 schools in the Central Valley, as well as direct pathways to a teaching credential in California.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Merced: Parent Empowerment Program

The Parent Empowerment Program was established in 2004 through a grant from the California Student Aid Commission. Its primary purpose is to empower parents to clearly understand how to help their children navigate the many issues related to financing higher education and attending a college or university.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Merced: UC Merced Writing Project

The UC Merced Writing Project is a collaborative program of the University of California, Merced and Merced County school districts, dedicated to improving writing and the teaching of writing at all grade levels and in all disciplines; a growing network of exemplary classroom teachers, k-university, who conduct professional development programs for teachers and administrators and engage in their own professional development through continued reading, writing, and research; a site of the California Writing Project and an affiliate of the National Writing Project.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Riverside: CaTEACH - Science & Math Initiative

CaTEACH-SMI is a UC systemwide program with the goal of promoting STEM education and to increase the pipeline of future science and mathematics teachers in California.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Riverside: Inland Area Science Project

The IASP has and will continue to address performance issues in the schools and districts in the region by providing professional development programs that include both academic content and pedagogical knowledge and have a positive impact in the science classroom. These programs include training in academic literacy, the lesson study process and strategies for working with English language learners.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Riverside: Inland Area Writing Project

The Inland Area Writing Project is a university-based, teacher-centered, professional development organization. Hosted by the University of California, Riverside, the IAWP is a member of a state (California Writing Project) and a national network (National Writing Project) of writing projects. We have a history of proven success since the late 1970s and are dedicated to improving writing and learning in the schools of the Inland Area. To best serve teachers of writing at all levels, from the primary grades up through the first two years of higher education, the IAWP offers opportunities for high-quality, research-based, professional development and support for educators while always keeping in mind the Writing Project axiom "Teachers Teaching Teachers."

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Riverside: Teacher Education Program

The GSOE offers entry into teacher education programs for people at various points in their careers. For a summary of recommended coursework that can be taken prior to applying to the program and exams that are required, review the Prepare to Teach flyer.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: California Reading & Literature Project San Diego Regional Office

The mission of the California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP) is to provide high quality, standards-based teacher professional development in reading and academic language instruction. Through collaborative partnerships with schools and districts, CRLP supports and sustains continuous academic growth for all students, Pre-K through 12th grade.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: Math for America

MƒA San Diego supports highly trained, exemplary math teachers who are dedicated to improving mathematics achievement in secondary schools throughout San Diego County. Founded in 2008 by a consortium of educators concerned about the quality of local mathematics education, MƒA San Diego seeks to attract, train and retain new and experienced teachers who are committed to helping their students understand and appreciate mathematics.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: San Diego Science Project

SDSP is housed at UC San Diego in the Center for Research in Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence (CREATE). The CREATE STEM Success Initiative at UCSD utilizes the teacher networks of the San Diego Science Project to broaden the impact of grant funding and university resources.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: San Diego Writing Project

The San Diego Area Writing Project (SDAWP) at UC San Diego is dedicated to the improvement of student learning through the effective teaching of writing. The SDAWP believes that writing is critical to learning and a vital tool for communication and should occur regularly in all classes and across the curriculum.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: Teacher Education Program

The Department of Education Studies is oriented around the critically important goal of collaboratively transforming educational systems to better serve all students. We research and reinvent educational practices and policies so that all learners can experience an equitable and excellent education. The Department operates on the premise that the current education system does not necessarily work well for many students, particularly those from under-resourced and underserved communities, and our expressed mission is to address disparities in opportunity provision and outcomes. In meeting this critical goal, we firmly believe that a close intersection between research and practice is key to achieving this goal and as such are committed to both rigor and relevance in our work.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Francisco: UCSF Science Project and Health Education Partnership

SEP offers several programs that take place at school sites throughout San Francisco. Additionally, SEP produces the Bay Area Science Festival each year, which is region-wide and open all of the public.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: CalTeach

CalTeach, also known as the Science and Mathematics Initiative, is a UC system-wide program. The purpose of CalTeach is to recruit and mentor STEM undergraduates who are interested in becoming great mathematics and science teachers. CalTeach consists of a sequence of courses and experiences, including time in K-12 classrooms. In this way, CalTeach hopes to help address the shortage of highly qualified mathematics and science teachers in California.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: South Coast Science Project

The South Coast Science Project, a site of the California Science Project, has been providing professional development for teachers since 1990. Located at UC Santa Barbara, and serving teachers in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, we provide a variety of programs to assist teachers in the delivery of the content of the Science Standards to their students.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: South Coast Writing Project

The South Coast Writing Project (SCWriP) is an affiliated site of the National Writing Project (NWP) and the California Writing Project (CWP). We focus on improving the teaching of writing at every level of education and across all disciplines. Toward that end, we conduct our signature event the Invitational Summer Institute in Composition and Critical Literacy for selected outstanding teachers each summer. During this four-week think-tank, teachers from all grade-levels K to college, across all disciplines collaboratively investigate best practices in writing and literacy instruction through shared demonstrations of practice, readings, and an intense focus on our own writing and reading processes. The Summer Institute is the most powerful teacher learning available

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Teacher Education Program

Teaching is by far one of the most rewarding and important professions of our time. Our world is changing, our students are changing, and there are too many students who are not receiving the education they need and deserve. If you are committed to making school a place where young people thrive and grow, where they feel nurtured and safe, where they realize their gifts and opportunities for their future - you must commit to excellence in teaching. This begins with a rigorous and well-established program for learning to teach.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: UCSB Mathematics Project

The UCSB Mathematics Project provides professional development programs for teachers in the Central Coast area/region. Located in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Mathematics Project offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of mathematics.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Cruz: California Reading and Literature Project

The California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP) is one of nine California subject-matter projects. It supports professional development opportunities for teachers in pre-K–12 classrooms. Governed by the UC Office of the President, CRLP supports pre-K–12 students in the Monterey Bay region in achieving the highest standards of academic performance by developing teachers’ content knowledge and expanding their teaching strategies; focusing on academic English language development to prepare all students to meet or exceed academic content standards. CRLP also creates a statewide pool of expert teacher-leaders to train other teachers on sound classroom practices, as well as links universities, schools, and districts together in collaborative partnerships to improve teaching and learning through teacher professional development.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Cruz: Cal Teach

UCSC Cal Teach is part of a system-wide University of California program for undergraduate science, math, and engineering majors with the goal to increase the number and retention of highly qualified math and science teachers, especially in high-need California public schools. UCSC's program offers K-12 internships, coursework, academic and career advising, teacher professional development and mentoring, and other support for prospective and novice teachers. Successful Cal Teach interns may apply for merit fellowships to attend UCSC's combined Master of Arts in education and teaching credential program.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Cruz: Central California Writing Project

The mission of the Central California Writing Project is to improve the teaching of writing and improve learning in California schools. Through its professional development model, the Central California Writing Project recognizes the primary importance of teacher knowledge, expertise, and leadership.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Cruz: Teacher Education Program

The Education Department's instructional programs are designed to engage students deeply in educational theory, research, and practice for a multilingual, multicultural society. We embrace sociocultural perspectives on schools, society, and research in order to emphasize the centrality of language, community, and social contexts in teaching, learning, and education. Our primary objective is to improve educational opportunities for low-income and culturally and linguistically diverse students, and the teachers who serve them.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL): Berkeley Lab in School Settings

The BLISS Resource Center provides workshops, activities, literature and other resources available to Berkeley Lab employees to enable them to be ambassadors for science education in their community.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Systemwide: CalTeach

CalTeach is a program for undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors interested in exploring a career in education. Through our courses, students learn conceptual teaching skills and practice these methods in local K–12 classrooms. CalTeach offers the Science and Math Education minor as well as a unique opportunity for students to complete both a bachelor's degree and a California teaching credential as an undergraduate.

Last updated: November 28, 2016

UC Systemwide: CAPP

The California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) was established by the State Legislature in 1984. CAPP’s purpose is to develop cooperative efforts to improve the academic quality of public secondary schools in order to improve the preparation for college for all students. The statute provides that CAPP focus efforts in schools with low student participation in institutions of postsecondary education or with a concentration of students from groups which are underrepresented in postsecondary education. Projects are distributed throughout the state in order to provide schools located in rural, urban and suburban areas access. CAPP is administered by the California State University, in cooperation with the University of California, the California Community Colleges, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Systemwide: P-20 Partnerships

University of California P-20 Regional Intersegmental Alliances help schools raise student achievement levels generally and prepare students for post-secondary education. Each UC campus works with local schools and school districts to address barriers to educational equity. P-20 Regional Intersegmental Alliances build on and often coordinate efforts of academic preparation programs and engage the full range of student populations, achievement levels, and family circumstances.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Cal Poly, Pomona: California Mathematics Project at Cal Poly Pomona

The California Mathematics Project at Cal Poly Pomona provides professional development programs for teachers in the San Gabriel Valley area/region. Located in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Cal Poly Pomona, the California Mathematics Project at Cal Poly Pomona offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of mathematics.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Cal Poly, Pomona: San Gabriel Valley Science Project

The San Gabriel Valley Science Project (SGVSP), is housed in the Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching located in the College of Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The Project takes lessons learned from educational and scientific research regarding effective professional development to design programs for teachers in the context of their schools and districts. Guided by the California Content Standards and the English Language Development Standards, the SGVSP programs develop and enhance teachers' instructional strategies and science understanding to improve the academic performance of their students, especially those for whom English is a second language.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo: Central Coast Science Project

The Central Coast Science Project (CCSP) is based at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. It includes partnerships with several regional schools, districts, and others doing innovative science learning projects throughout the state. As part of the California Science Project, the CCSP believes that (1) all students can learn science and should have a rich experience at all grade levels, (2) good science instruction provides an excellent vehicle for motivating students and providing opportunities for them to develop their language literacy skills, (3) all teachers can learn science when given appropriate content and material support, and (4) the tools of technology can help students and teachers learn and communicate in dynamic ways.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Bakersfield: Cal Poly SLO/CSU Bakersfield Mathematics Project

The Cal Poly SLO/CSU Bakersfield Mathematics Project provides professional development programs for teachers in the Central Coast area/region. Located in the Department of Mathematics at the California State University, Bakersfield, Cal Poly SLO/CSU Bakersfield Mathematics Project offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of mathematics.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Chico: Chico Mathematics Project

The Chico Mathematics Project is one of 19 sites statewide of the California Mathematics Project. The focus of its professional development programs is to provide a rich environment for teachers to increase their understanding of the subject matter they teach and to enhance their instructional strategies to improve student learning. The Chico Mathematics Project offers a variety of programs for both teachers and students across a large geographic area, including Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, and Yuba counties. The many projects of the Chico Math Project all try to incorporate a supportive atmosphere to address current mathematics education issues involved in becoming better mathematics teachers.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Chico: CSU Chico: California Reading & Literature Project/North State (Redding)

The CSU Chico/North State Regional Office of the California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP) provides professional development programs for teachers in the counties of the North State area/region. Located in the North State Area in Redding, the CRLP-North State offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of complex texts and academic language.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Chico: Inland Northern Science Project

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Chico: Northern California Writing Project

The Northern California Writing Project (NCWP) is a professional development organization devoted to improving the teaching of writing and literacy in Northern California. It offers Common Core-aligned inservice programs for schools focused on (1) opinion/argument writing in elementary grades, (2) content-area reading and writing in middle and secondary grades, and (3) digital reading and writing. The NCWP also offers programs for individual teachers. “Teachers teaching teachers” has been a Writing Project mantra since its inception; our program leaders are expert local teachers sharing their successful practices with their colleagues. The Summer Institute is the centerpiece of our work with individual teachers.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Dominguez Hills: CSU Dominguez Hills Mathematics Project

The CSUDH Mathematics Project is one of 19 statewide California Mathematics Projects and is located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in the Center for Mathematics and Science Education. Teachers participate in summer institutes and workshops that focus on the teacher as learner, teacher as researcher and teacher as teacher in an effort to increase teacher content knowledge and content pedagogical knowledge.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Dominguez Hills: Dominguez Hills International Studies Project

The Dominguez Hills International Studies Project provides professional development programs for teachers in the Los Angeles and surrounding area. Located at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Dominguez Hills International Studies Project offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of international studies.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Dominguez Hills: The CSU Dominguez Hills History Project

The Dominguez Hills History Project provides professional development programs for teachers in the South Los Angeles region. Located in the Department of Liberal Studies at the California State University, Dominguez Hills, the Dominguez Hills History Project offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core designed to improve student understanding of history-social science and literacy.

Last updated: February 1, 2016

CSU East Bay: Bay Area Physical Education-Health Project

The Bay Area Physical Education-Health Project provides professional development programs for teachers in the San Francisco Bay area/region. Located in the Kinesiology Department at CSU East Bay, the Bay Area Physical Education-Health Project offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of physical education and health education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU East Bay: East Bay Science Project

The mission of the East Bay Science Project is to provide professional development programs for K-12 teachers and technical support services for schools and districts. Established in 1990 at the California State University East Bay (CSUEB), we have partnered with the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) to improve science education throughout the San Francisco Bay area. Our partnership consists of CSUEB science faculty, pedagogical experts at ACOE, in-service and pre-service teachers, and public school administrators. Our focus is to increase the quality of K-12 science teachers by increasing their science content knowledge and facilitating the sustained use of inquiry-based pedagogies.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Fullerton: Fullerton International Resources for Schools and Teachers

The Fullerton International Resource for Schools and Teachers (FIRST) provides professional development programs for teachers in Orange County. Located at California State Univiersity, Fullerton, FIRST offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of international studies.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Fullerton: Orange County Mathematics Project

The Orange County Mathematics Project at Fullerton provides professional development programs for teachers in the Orange County area/region. Located in the Department of Mathematics at California State University, Fullerton, the Orange County Mathematics Project at Fullerton offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of mathematics.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Long Beach: The History Project at CSU Long Beach

The History Project at CSU Long Beach provides professional development programs for teachers in the South Los Angeles and Orange County regions. Located in the Department of History at the California State University, Long Beach, the History Project at CSU Long Beach offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core designed to improve student understanding of history-social science and literacy.

Last updated: February 1, 2016

CSU Los Angeles: CSU Los Angeles: California Reading & Literature Project

The CSU Los Angeles Regional Office of California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP) provides professional development programs for teachers in the greater Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County area/region. Located in the Special Education Department at CSU Los Angeles, the CRLP-CSU Los Angeles site offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of complex texts and academic language.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Los Angeles: Los Angeles Writing Project

The Los Angeles Writing Project (LAWP) at Cal State LA is an affiliate of the National Writing Project, a network of about 200 sites nationwide. These sites have been providing high-quality, low-cost professional development for PreK-16 teachers of all content areas since 1974. The core work of all NWP sites is an intensive professional development institute. At LAWP, more than 300 teachers have participated in these 20-day Invitational Summer Institutes (ISI) where they share their best ideas about teaching writing, participate in writing groups, discuss academic articles on writing theory and research, and learn from nationally-recognized guest speakers. These teachers are selected each spring from a pool of applicants.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Monterey Bay: Monterey Bay World Language Project

The Monterey Bay World Language Project (MBWLP) is one of the sites of the California World Language Project, affiliated with the California Subject Matter Project. Since 1997, we are dedicated to promoting the best language teaching practices in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. A team of experienced language teachers presents the MBWLP seminars, always using proficiency-oriented strategies aligned with the CA World Language Content Standards designed to improve the language performance of students.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Northridge: Cal State Northridge Writing Project

The Cal State Northridge Writing Project provides professional development programs for teachers in the Northwest Los Angeles area/region. Located in the Department of Secondary Education at California State University, Northridge, the Cal State Northridge Writing Project offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve students' understanding of writing.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Northridge: San Fernando Valley Science Project

San Fernando Valley Science Project (SFVSP), is a collaborative partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District and California State University, Northridge. The SFVSP holds summer institutes and monthly workshops with leadership from university instructors, teacher leaders and master teachers. The institutes and workshops include sessions by university faculty and hands-on activities grounded in research-based practices that are designed to enhance teacher effectiveness. The emphasis is on biology, chemistry, earth and physical science with direct links to the California State Science Content Standards. The project incorporates strategies for English Language Learners, which model how science can be used to improve student achievement. The project emphasizes methods of access for all learners through a variety of strategies, integrating best practices with approved materials available.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Sacramento: California Reading & Literature Project, Sacramento Region

The mission of the California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP) is to provide high quality, standards-based professional development in Reading and Language-Arts instruction to help ensure that every California student K-12 achieves the highest standards of academic performance. We are committed to supporting teachers who serve large populations of English learners and low-income students. CRLP collaborates with partnership districts to support and sustain continuous improvement, including the implementation of State Board adopted instructional materials, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), and the Common Core State Standards.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Sacramento: Capital World Language Project

The Capital World Language Project (CapWLP) is committed to (1) enhancing language teaching in order to improve language learning at all levels, (2) providing opportunities for teacher collaboration and curriculum development, (3) modeling effective strategies of language teaching, (4) providing support for continuing development of language skills and cultural knowledge for language teachers and students, and (5) partnering with schools and districts to provide high quality professional development and technical assistance to improve world language education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Sacramento: CSU Sacramento Mathematics Project

The CSUS Mathematics Project is a site of the California Subject Matter Project located at California State University, Sacramento within the Center for Mathematics and Science Education. To improve the quality of teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms, it provides area teachers with research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Sacramento: Sacramento Area Science Project

The Sacramento Area Science Project (SASP) is an education partnership between the University of California, Davis, and California State University, Sacramento. Its mission is to provide science educators with useful, high quality professional development, encourage teachers to be reflective practitioners focused on student understanding, partner with teachers in conducting research into teaching and learning and provide forums where science educators can engage in professional dialogue. Through professional development provided by SASP, teachers increase their capacity to support students to develop the skills, knowledge, dispositions and reasoning capabilities important to science.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU San Bernardino: Inland Counties Mathematics Project

The focus of the Inland Counties Mathematics Project (ICMP) is to increase teacher mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge, while developing capacity by increasing teacher leadership. The primary goals of ICMP are to (1) lead teachers to a deeper understanding of mathematics, (2) increase teacher pedagogical knowledge, (3) develop a passion for mathematics that is exemplified in teacher practice, and (4) make mathematics relevant to teachers and thus their students. ICMP focuses on students with diverse backgrounds, and recognizes that besides meeting teachers' content and credentialing needs, we will meet the needs of teaching diverse learners (economic, language, or ethnic).

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU San Marcos: San Marcos Writing Project

The San Marcos Writing Project (SMWP) is one of 190 sites of the National Writing Project, which is a professional development network of teachers whose goal is to improve student-writing achievement by improving the teaching and learning of writing in the nation's schools. SMWP is a resource for teachers and school districts. During the school year, writing project teachers can also provide professional development workshops for other teachers in their schools and communities. It hosts Open Institutes around relevant topics for two weeks in the summer or two to three day workshops during the school year. It also hosts Young Writer's Camps for two weeks in the summer at school sites around North San Diego County for students in grades two through eight.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Stanislaus: Central California Mathematics Project

The Central California Mathematics Project provides professional development programs for teachers in the San Joaquin Valley area/region. Located in the Department of Mathematics at California State University, Stanislaus, the Central California Mathematics Project offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of mathematics.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CSU Stanislaus: Great Valley Writing Project

The Great Valley Writing Project is funded through the California Writing Project, an entity of the California Subject Matter Projects, and the National Writing Project. The writing project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners. GVWP provides Professional Development for schools and districts, Inquiry Groups, Family Literacy Programs, and Young Writers' Programs. The GVWP serves Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Fresno State University: California Reading & Literature Project: Central Valley Regional Office

The Central Valley Regional Office of the California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP) provides professional development programs for teachers in the Fresno/Central Valley area/region. Located in the Kremen School of Education, Department of Literacy-Early, Bilingual and Special Education Department at California State University, Fresno, the Central Valley site offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of complex texts and academic language.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Fresno State University: Central California World Languages Project

The Central California World Language Project (CCWLP) strives to provide high quality, content-rich professional learning opportunities for K-16 educators. The CCWLP spans a region that includes Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced and Madera counties.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Fresno State University: Central Valley Science Project

The Central Valley Science Project aspires to build a professional learning community that promotes science achievement for all students through providing high quality professional development and leadership experiences for teachers. This aspiration is built upon a set of core beliefs: (1) effective science teachers are competent in science content, are capable of delivering standards-based content to diverse groups of students through sound pedagogical strategies, and are willing and able to assume leadership roles within the discipline, (2) science is for ALL students; consequently gender, status, cultural and linguistic equity issues are integral components of all site programs, (3) science learners, whether teachers or students, gain conceptual understanding and develop investigation skills through actively "doing" science, and (4) teacher leaders are a key factor in improving science achievement.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Fresno State University: San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project

Since its inception in 1989, the San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project (SJVMP) has provided a stimulating and supportive professional home for K-12 mathematics teachers residing in the Central Valley of California. Each year, the SJVMP offers summer leadership development institutes designed to help K-12 teachers become more knowledgeable, effective instructors of mathematics. Other SJVMP activities include Saturday workshops, leadership development retreats, and district partnerships. A primary focus during the coming years will be helping teachers implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Fresno State University: San Joaquin Valley Writing Project

The San Joaquin Valley Writing Project (SJVWP), a professional community for educators, provides intellectual challenges, offers professional development opportunities, and supports educators in career-long growth and achievement. Successful teachers and administrators in all fields are identified and brought together yearly in an expanding pool of teacher leaders/consultants. SJVWP is a branch of the National Writing Project and the California Writing Project, professional development networks that serve teachers of writing at all grade levels, primary through university, and in all subjects. It is hosted by California State University, Fresno. We serve teachers, schools, and students in five counties: Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Tulare, and Kings.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Fresno State University: The History Project at Fresno State

The History Project at Fresno State provides professional development programs for teachers in the Greater Fresno region. Located in the Department of History at the California State University, Fresno, the History Project at Fresno State offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core designed to improve student understanding of history-social science and literacy.

Last updated: February 1, 2016

Humboldt State University: Redwood Physical Education-Health Project

The Redwood Physical Education-Health Project provides professional development programs for teachers in the Northern Coastal region of California. Located in the Kinesiology Department at Humboldt State University, the Redwood Physical Education-Health Project offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of physical education and health education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Humboldt State University: Redwood Science Project

The Redwood Science Project (RSP) is housed in the Humboldt Science and Mathematics Center for Teaching and Learning at Humboldt State University and is the northernmost California Science Project site. The RSP develops and manages numerous initiatives to support educators across the continuum from preservice teachers through veteran teachers in schools and in informal settings. The RSP offers high quality professional development workshops and institutes, coaching and mentoring, leadership development, and other career advancement opportunities. Special programs focus on curriculum enhancement and media production for both school-based and public audiences. The RSP also conducts evaluation and research on a multitude of education programs.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Humboldt State University: Redwood Writing Project

The Redwood Writing Project (RWP) is a network of professionals collaborating to promote literacy skills that sustain life-long learning by providing research-based, teacher-centered professional development; community writing opportunities; and youth writing programs. Housed on the Humboldt State University campus since 1977, RWP is an affiliate of both the National Writing Project (NWP) and the California Writing Project (CWP). As one of the 17 sites of the CWP network, and one of the 200 sites of the NWP network, the Redwood Writing Project is dedicated to the improvement of student learning through the effective teaching of writing.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

San Diego State University: International Studies Education Project of San Diego

The International Studies Education Project (ISTEP) of San Diego provides professional development programs for teachers in the San Diego and Imperial region. Located at San Diego State University, ISTEP of San Diego offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of international studies.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

San Diego State University: Southern Area International Languages Network

The Southern Area International Languages Network (SAILN) has served the world language teacher population of the San Diego County area since 1990. Currently SAILN is housed at San Diego State University and an interdisciplinary unit shared by the School of Education’s Policy Studies Department and the Language Acquisition Resource Center. The project has acquired and now serves the Imperial and Orange County areas. The project offers Regionally-Based Workshops and Institutes that are multi-tiered, high quality (Tier I-IV, Foundational to Leadership Workshops, ranging from 40-120 hours) professional development programs designed to enable world language teachers, grades 7-12 to further develop their instructional teaching competencies in the essentials of language learning which enable them to take on leadership roles in the classroom as well as at their school site and district level.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

San Jose State University: Long Beach Physical Education-Health Project

The Long Beach Physical Education-Health Project provides professional development programs for teachers in Southern California area/region. It offers research-based programs aligned with the California Health Education Content Standards and the Common Core State Standards, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of physical education and health education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

San Jose State University: San Jose Area Writing Project

The San Jose Area Writing Project (SJAWP) is a California Subject Matter Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project and the California Writing Project. We are a non-profit organization of, by, and for teachers dedicated to improving the teaching and uses of writing at all grade levels (K-16) and in all disciplines. The SJAWP runs school-year and summer programs on the teaching of writing, along with summer and school year writing programs for 3rd to 12th grade students. In addition to workshops for pre- and in-service teachers, SJAWP works with schools, administrators, district offices, and other professional development coordinators to bring training to school sites throughout Santa Clara County.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

San Jose State University: Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Project

The Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Project provides professional development programs for teachers in the Santa Clara Valley area/region. Located in the Department of Mathematics at San Jose State University, the Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Project offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of mathematics.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Sonoma State University: California Mathematics Project: North Coast

The California Mathematics Project: North Coast (CMP:NC) is one of 19 sites of the California Mathematics Project. Since its founding in 2000, CMP:NC has hosted numerous professional learning opportunities for K-12 teachers in California's Region 1 (Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties), including mathematics Professional Development Institutes, California Mathematics and Science Partnerships, AB466 institutes, and many more. The work includes lesson study as the vehicle for transferring the information learned into classrooms, and the region's widespread lesson study efforts are among the most robust in the U.S.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Sonoma State University: North Bay International Studies Project

The North Bay International Studies Project (NBISP) provides professional development programs for teachers in the North Coast region. Located at Sonoma State, NBISP offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of international studies.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Cal Lutheran University: California Reading & Literature Project: Cal Lutheran University

The mission of the California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP) is to provide high quality, standards-based professional development in reading and language instruction to help ensure that every California student PreK-12 achieves the highest standards of academic performance. CRLP collaborates with partnership districts to support and sustain continuous improvement, including the implementation of State Boards adopted instructional materials. CRLP Cal Lutheran serves schools and districts in Region 8, which includes Kern, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Occidental College: Occidental College World Language Project

Since 1985, the Occidental College World Language Project, with sites in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, has provided language educators with professional development programs that meet the needs of teachers throughout their careers. Programs focus on activities that reflect best practices grounded in the Common Core Standards, 21st Century Skills Map, and California's World Language Content Standards, Foreign Language Framework, English Language Development and Career Technical Education Standards. Programs are offered once a month, on Saturdays throughout the year.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Stanford University: Stanford World Language Project

The Stanford World Language Project is a professional development program designed to strengthen foreign language instruction at every level of California's educational system. Its programs support teachers over time and expose them to new developments in the field. The fundamental goal of this effort is to improve the overall communication skills of foreign language students while enhancing their understanding of other cultures. The Stanford World Language Project offers year-round professional development programs for teachers, including institutes in the summer and professional development series during the school year. Moreover, sites sponsor leadership development programs that enable participants to become more intensively involved in advancing California's language teaching reform efforts. These initiatives also prepare teachers to assume leadership positions in their schools and districts, and to lead professional development activities for their colleagues.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

University of the Pacific: Delta Sierra Science Project

The Delta Sierra Science Project (DSSP) is a regional project funded by the the California Science Project, a university-based professional development network for teachers of science at ALL levels. DSSP is a partnership between San Joaquin County Office of Education and University of the Pacific and services the region which includes: Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

University of the Pacific: San Joaquin Global Education Project

The San Joaquin Global Education Project (SJGEP) provides professional development programs for teachers in the San Joaquin Valley. Located under the School of International Studies at University of the Pacific, SJGEP offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of international studies.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Others: Bay Area Global Education Program

The Bay Area Global Education Program (BAGEP) provides professional development programs for teachers in the San Francisco and surrounding Bay Area. Located at World Savvy, BAGEP offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of international studies.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Others: California Reading & Literature Project at Imperial Valley

The mission of the California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP) is to provide high quality standards-based teacher professional development in reading/language arts and English language development to ensure that every student achieves the highest standards of academic performance by (1) developing teachers’ content knowledge and expanding their teaching strategies, (2) supporting the effective use of the current California Common Core State Standards (CCSS), (3) focusing on academic English-language development, and (4) creating a cadre of expert teacher leaders. CRLP signature programs aligned to CCSS include K-6: RALLI (Results: Academic Language and Literacy Instruction) and 7-12: CALL (Content Area Language and Literacy).

Last updated: December 3, 2015

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UC Berkeley: Academic Talent Development Program

The Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) offers rigorous and challenging academic courses during the summer for highly motivated, high-achieving students. Students completing Grades 7-11 attend Secondary Division (SD) courses on the Berkeley campus, taking six-week accelerated and enrichment classes. The Elementary Division (ED), held at a local school for three weeks, is for students completing Grades K-6

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: ArtsBridge

ArtsBridge is the arts education outreach program at UC Berkeley. Its mission is to help redress the scarcity of arts education for California youth by providing hands-on arts instruction in Bay Area public schools, with particular focus on schools identified as low performing. ArtsBridge provides scholarships to UC Berkeley arts students to travel to local K-12 schools and conduct hands-on workshops in visual art, dance, drama, music, video, digital art and more.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Bay Area Mathematics Project (BAMP)

Since 1983, the Bay Area Mathematics Project (BAMP) has offered inspiring professional learning opportunities for K-12 mathematics teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, Solano, and Napa counties. Specializing in support for Common Core implementation and preparation for the new Smarter Balanced assessments, BAMP has a particular focus on equity and supporting English learners. As one of the 19 California Mathematics Project (CMP) sites supported by the State of California and administered by the University of California Office of the President. BAMP increasingly draws strength from increased collaboration with county offices and other CMP sites around the state.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Berkeley Alliance

The Berkeley Alliance is a nonprofit partnership between the City of Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Unified School District, and the broader Berkeley community. The Alliance strengthens collaborative efforts among the partners; connects individuals, families, organizations, and institutions; synthesizes and mobilizes local resources; and develops creative solutions to address critical community issues.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (BBAY)

A summer camp opportunity for all current middle school students (those who will be entering 7th through entering 9th grades as of summer 2013). Students will have access to the world-class resources of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business in an engaging and age-appropriate summer camp called Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (B-BAY!).

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Berkeley United in Literacy Development (BUILD)

BUILD is one of the largest reading programs in the East Bay, with Cal student mentor teams providing one-to-one literacy support at 22 after school locations in Oakland and Berkeley. The UC Berkeley Public Service Center partners with the schools, after-school programs and summer programs to provide paid UC Berkeley students as trained literacy tutors for K-8 youth in Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Berkeley YMCA/EAOP Scholars (Y-Scholars)

Y-Scholars, an extension of the Early Academic Outreach Program, is a collaborative community program that serves low income, first generation college-bound students of diverse backgrounds. The program aims to develop competitively eligible scholars: through EAOP Y-Scholars receive pre-college advising, college tours, and academic enrichment courses; through the YMCA they receive weekly academic support groups, after-school mentoring and tutoring, and recreational, leadership, community service, and outdoor adventure opportunities.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Bridging Berkeley

Bridging Berkeley is a math mentorship program that places teams of UC Berkeley math mentors at middle schools in Berkeley to help students understand math concepts.

Last updated: February 3, 2016

UC Berkeley: CalTeach

Cal Teach is a program for undergraduate science, math, and engineering majors interested in exploring a career in education. Through UC Berkeley Cal Teach courses, students learn conceptual teaching skills and practice these methods in local K-12 classrooms. Cal Teach offers the minor in Science and Math Education, as well as a unique opportunity for students to complete both a degree and a California teaching credential as an undergraduate.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: College of Chemistry K-12 Outreach

The College of Chemistry Scholars K-12 Outreach Program seeks to increase the enrollment of socio-economically and educationally disadvantaged students in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering at UC Berkeley through myriad activities and courses designed to accomodate the K-12 population.

  • Program website: http://outreach.berkeley.edu/node/29
  • Contact email:
    Monica Jackson-Tribble
    University of California, Berkeley
    College of Chemistry
    420 Latimer Hall #1460
    Berkeley, CA 94720-1460
Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: CREATE

Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment (CREATE) matches Cal undergraduates with after-school programs and nonprofit organizations in need of arts enrichment. Students co-teach classes in visual arts, theater, dance, or creative writing in the East Bay.


Last updated: February 3, 2016

UC Berkeley: Digital Underground Storytelling for Youth (DUSTY)

DUSTY - Digital Underground Storytelling for You(th) - is a collaboration among the university, community organizations, schools, and churches formed to address the digital divide in West Oakland and East Oakland. The centerpiece for DUSTY is 'digital storytelling,' a compelling, computer-based approach to creating multi-media, multi-modal compositions that marries print with photgraphs, video, music, and audio.

  • Program website: http://outreach.berkeley.edu/node/33
  • Contact :
    Glynda Hull
    University of California, Berkeley
    DUSTY/Language, Literacy, and Cutlure
    5627 Tolman Hall # 1670
    Berkeley, CA 94720-1670
Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Early Academic Outreach Program

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) provides academic support services, career advising, college counseling, motivational activities and skill-building workshops for more than 5,000 students in 65 Bay Area intermediate and senior high schools. Service area includes San Francisco, Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland, and Southern Alameda County.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Incentive Award Program

The Incentive Awards Program is a scholarship program designed to recognize and promote leadership among high school students from under-served communities. The program serves socio-economically disadvantaged high school students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement through academic, community service, leadership, and extracurricular accomplishments.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Lawrence Hall of Science

Approximately three dozen programs providing extensive curricula and teacher professional development; educational outreach for K-14 students including school assemblies, workshops, festivals, multi-session courses, field trips and exhibits; on site resources include The Public Science Center-a nationally renowned family science center, and two K-12 teacher resource centers, The Center for School Change and The Center for Curriculum Innovation.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP)

The Charles Tunstall Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) provides admission information, financial aid advising, academic support, summer academic program (Summer Bridge), summer jobs and career development for all students interested in engineering, especially those who have not traditionally entered the field.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Poetry for the People

The goal of the project is to introduce Berkeley High School (BHS) students to the use of poetry as a tool for self-expression and empowerment. As part of the project, Poetry for the People takes charge of two English classes at BHS three times per week during a period of five and six weeks, during which time BHS students learn to create dynamic, well-crafted poems which examine issues relevant to their lives.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Project FIRST (Foundations in Reading Through Science and Technology)

Collaboratively developed integrated science/literacy teaching materials, including inquiry-based and hands-on science activities, for early elementary education; taught and tested by Bay Area and Massachusetts elementary schools and available online.

  • Program website: http://outreach.berkeley.edu/node/47
  • Contact:
    Ruth Paglierani
    University of California at Berkeley
    Project FIRST, Center for Science Education
    200 Space Sciences Laboratory # 7450
    Berkeley, CA 94720-7450
Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: SAGE Scholars Program

The SAGE (Student Achievement Guided by Experience) Scholars Program is an outreach program that provides financial assistance, career and professional development, training, mentoring, and meaningful internship work experience for promising and highly motivated students with financial need. Students complete internships at partner businesses that mirror their career goals.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: School/University Partnerships

School/University Partnerships (SUP) works with school districts and elementary, middle and high schools to increase access to the University of California and other colleges and universities for students who have not traditionally been eligible for UC or CSU.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Smarty Ants

A literacy program for Grade K-1 students at 5 schools in Oakland, Richmond, & Union City.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Space2Cre8

A multimedia program for Grade 6-8 students at 5 schools in Oakland & Richmond.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Stile's Hall Berkeley Scholars to Cal (BSC)

An eight-year program providing comprehensive academic, social, and community support for students who show promise that--given support--they could be successful in school and become UC-eligible. Students were recommended by participating Berkeley elementary school principals and teachers; student participants and their families were interviewed, signed a contract, and committed to the program's goals and activities.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Stiles Hall's Berkeley Scholars to Cal

Stiles Hall has been providing UC Berkeley mentors, tutors and academic support for low-income, minority youth for over seventy years. Stiles Hall’s Berkeley Scholars to Cal is an eight-year comprehensive academic and social support program for forty such youth and their parents.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Transfer Alliance Project

Ongoing individual academic counseling, application/statement of purpose support & advocacy, subsidized UCB Summer Sessions Concurrent Enrollment, and mentoring for high school graduates from UC and UC Berkeley's pre-collegiate outreach programs who are going to community college on a pathway to UC; in-service training for community college academic enrichment/development program personnel.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: UC Links

UC Links is a network of educational programs that connect community and university partners to provide computer-based and other learning activities for school children. UC Berkeley has seven UC Links sites, where UCB students and K-12 youth, working in small groups, learn together through informal activities exploring a variety of educational software, Internet-based resources, and other educational materials.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Upward Bound

Saturday and six-week summer residential programs, including workshops, field trips, and social and cultural activities providing academic support, college motivation and counseling, career advising, and detailed college admission assistance for low-income, first generation college bound 10th and 11th grade students from local and western regional schools.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Young Entrepreneurs at Haas

Fun, practical and challenging hands-on programs help YEAH achieve its mission to prepare East Bay youth for success in college. Over sixty Haas School of Business students lead classes and clubs that allow young people to learn to start their own businesses, save for college, manage money, and most of all, prepare for higher education. Each spring, YEAH accepts 40 eighth grade students into its Saturday Business Academy, and partners with them and their parents throughout their high school career.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley: Youth- Plan, Learn, Act Now! (Y-PLAN)

A community program for students at various grade levels in schools in Richmond, Oakland, & San Francisco.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Davis: California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)

The California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science, COSMOS, is a 4-week summer residential program for high achieving math and science students. Students live on campus and attend subject specific classes taught by UC faculty and researchers. The program is open to 8th-12th grade high school students. This intense academic program is intended to inspire and encourage young people to pursue future study in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related field. Students will participate in related academic outings to places such as the Novozymes, Genentech, and Bodega Bay Marine Lab.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Davis: Early Academic Outreach Program

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) was created in 1976 to help more students meet the requirements to go to college, especially students who are the first in their family to go to college or who are considered socioeconomically disadvantaged. To do this work, EAOP works with students to provide them with information about how to get into college, what happens when you get there, and how to pay for it. The program works with the UC Davis campus, schools, and the community to provide support for everyone involved. UC Davis EAOP works with over 2,300 students in 28 schools.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Davis: MESA: UC Davis & California State University, Sacramento

The MESA Schools Program is an academic preparation and math/science enrichment initiative that serves local middle and senior high school students to boost their achievement and interest in both college and math/science fields of study. The MESA Engineering Program supports educationally disadvantaged students to attain four-year degrees in engineering or computer science. The program establishes a peer community for its students, most of whom are first in their family to go to college. Rigorous academics, leadership preparation, and collaborative problem-solving training produce highly-skilled graduates who meet STEM industry’s workforce needs.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Davis: Transfer Admission

UC Davis and the University of California offer several resources to help you position yourself for admission to a UC campus, including the Transfer Admission Guarantee, Transfer Opportunity Program, transferable coursework, and more.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Davis: West Sacramento Early College Prep (WSECP) Mentors

A multidisciplinary program linking Grade 6-10 students at a school in West Sacramento with undergraduates from UC Davis.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Irvine: American Indian Summer Institute in Earth System Science

The American Indian Summer Institute in Earth System Science is a free two-week residential summer program for Native high school students currently in grades 8-11. Participants will conduct field research and camp out on the La Jolla Indian Reservation, then travel back to the beautiful UC Irvine campus to experience dorm life while interacting with professors, college students and invited American Indian community members to create poster presentations relating to tribal environmental issues. This program aims to address the critical need for Earth and Environmental Science professionals within tribal communities.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Irvine: Certificate in After School Education (CASE)

An academic program to prepare undergraduates to work with students in local after school programs in 3 schools in Santa Ana & Costa Mesa, & 4 community organizations in Irvine, Santa Ana, & Costa Mesa.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Irvine: COSMOS Irvine

COSMOS participants stay on the UCI campus to experience the life of a college student. Students learn from UCI faculty and scientists in exciting areas of science and math and conduct a research project and applying your knowledge and skills. Participants will be able to focus on their goals for higher education and challenging careers while building a foundation for a competitive university application.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Irvine: Early Academic Outreach Program

The Early Academic outreach program was established in 1976 by the University of California to increase the number of students who have the opportunity to achieve a postsecondary education. Through a series of educational partnerships between school districts, school sites, and community organizations, EAOP designs, develops, and implements academic enrichment strategies to increase the college going rates of the schools it serves.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Irvine: Gifted Students Network

The Gifted Students Academy, GSA, is an intensive summer program for gifted middle school students, grades 1st through 10th. Participants select courses in each of the major subject areas of math, science, language arts, social studies and the arts and may attend as a commuter student or reside on campus in the UCI residence halls. Courses are offered in one-week modules and span over a four-week period. GSA offers a strong foundation of disciplinary studies while providing students a sampling of campus life.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Irvine: Poetry Academy

Two sites in Santa Ana, including a literacy-building program for elementary students in a K-8 school and a literacy-building and mentoring program for young women in a high school.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Irvine: Student Initiated Academic Preparation

The Student Initiated Academic Preparation (SIAP) Program is for Registered Campus Organizations (RCOs) that are interested in conducting long-term community service projects to inspire, motivate, and guide youth to pursue higher education. It provides funding and on-going support to implement their projects in the local community. 

Last updated: March 10, 2016

UC Irvine: Summer Academies in the Arts

The Summer Academies in the Arts are part of a movement by UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts to provide meaningful opportunities for the community to engage in Arts, Dance, Drama, Music, and Technology on campus and to contribute to youth development. The program offers college and career preparatory intensives for high school and middle school students, as well as exploratory arts and learning camps for elementary school students in collaboration with the Arts & Learning Conservatory. Participants get to experience life as an undergraduate arts major, in which they receive practical and technical instruction in small classes taught by graduate instructors, professionals in the field and CTSA faculty. With rigorous college-level coursework, the option of receiving university credit, social and professional networking, and even having the option to live in residence on campus, it aims to enhance students’ 21st century skills, support college and career goals, and build self-confidence and leadership in a fun, challenging environment.

Last updated: February 3, 2016

UC Irvine: Upward Bound

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound program serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Arts Camp

A summer experience for people between the ages of 14 and 20. These are the most professional, intensive and creative summer workshop for youths that are offered by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The program consists of one, two and three week workshops in various disciplines of the performing and media arts which are patterned after the professional and academic curriculums offered in the school itself.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Astronomy Live

Outreach events for students which includes demos and activities for kids, workshops, faculty & graduate student talks, planetarium shows, & solar telescope viewing.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Athletics Camps and Clinics

Over the course of the summer, fall, and winter, over 80 sessions of camp are offered, in 14 different sports: athletic performance, baseball, basketball, diving, football, gymnastics, soccer, speed and power, swimming, rowing, tennis, track and field (long and triple jump, high jump, sprints, hurdles, pole vault, throwing) volleyball and water polo. They range from Day Camps with campers as young as six years old, to Overnight Camps for high schoolers as old as 18.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Brain Bee

Competition designed to stimulate high school students to learn about neuroscience.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Bruin Kids Club

Members will have the opportunity to meet new friends, participate in exclusive Kids Club events, and attend sporting events to cheer on their favorite Bruins. This club will provide members with a chance to become a part of the excitement of UCLA Athletics.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Center for Community College Partnerships

The Center for Community College Partnerships is responsible for developing and strengthening academic partnerships between UCLA and California community colleges, particularly those with large underrepresented student populations. In its commitment to social justice and diversity, UCLA CCCP works to increase transfer rates and success of underserved community college populations by holistically equipping students with skills and knowledge of available transfer pathways to empower them to become self-advocates and leaders in their communities.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) High School Scholars Program

Provides research opportunities in which students conduct hands-on computer science research, learn more about life as a college student, and prepare for college and future careers.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity K-12 Programs

Designed to both increase college-going rates of under-represented youth, and increase the number of urban youths interested in a prepared for majors in science, technology, engineering & mathematics. This program is available to certain LAUSD schools and the Inglewood school district.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: CNSI Nanoscience Lab

At the Nanoscience Lab, students will learn some of the key concepts of nanoscience and nanotechnology, through seminars, hands-on experiments, analyzing collected data, and seeing the instruments that enable this science.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: College-Level Classes - Summer sessions and Special Programs

High school students are invited to enroll in college-level classes

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching

Aims to provide high quality mathematics activity for students in local schools. We hope to provide students with a view of mathematics as a creative reasoning and problem solving activity, with intrinsic beauty and meaningful application.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Design for Sharing - UCLA Live

Provides free tickets and participatory programs to public schools and local community organizations, allowing thousands of students and teachers to attend world-class performances at UCLA Live.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Early Academic Outreach Program

EAOP is an academic preparation program that works collaboratively with families, educators, schools, communities, and various departments to provide students with challenging academic enrichment activities to promote and cultivate a college culture.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Engineering Online Tutoring & Mentoring Program

Need help with your Algebra or Calculus homework problem RIGHT NOW? Perhaps you have a Physics exam tomorrow and have a study question that no one at home can help you with. If this is you, or you simply have a question about becoming an Engineer or Engineering college student, then join the UCLA Engineering Online Tutoring & Mentoring Program. UCLA Engineering students are volunteer program tutors, and they are waiting to help you! Click on your school link below and post your question in the Tutorial Room or in the discussion forum now.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Exploring Computer Science

K-12/University partnership with a mission to increase and enhance the computer science learning opportunities in the Los Angeles Unified School District and to broaden the participation of African-American, Latino/a, and female students in learning computer science.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Fowler Museum's K-12 School Programs

The primary mission of the Fowler's Education Department is to strengthen global arts and humanities education, particularly at the K-12 level, by helping to increase understanding of our world's cultural and artistic traditions.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden Tours

Tours of the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden offer students the opportunity to question and reflect on art, ideas, and the world through close looking, critical thinking, and dialogue in a welcoming setting. Guided and self-guided tours of the Murphy Sculpture Garden are scheduled through the Hammer Museum.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Geffen Playhouse

Programs make professional theatrical productions available to students who may never have the opportunity to see live theatre. Free matinee performances are available for students, as well as tours for K-12.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Hammer Kids

Activities such as artist-led drop-in workshops, writing workshops, family-friendly movie screenings, and family experiences in the galleries offer various ways for kids and their families to experience the museum.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Hammer Museum K -12 Teachers and Students

Resources for K-12 teachers and students include classroom resources for selected exhibitions, guided and self-guided school group visits, and teacher professional development.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

Tours transport visitors to the traditional ancient gardens of Kyoto, which were closed to the public. Experience the colorful Koi fish, an original Tea House from Kyoto, the 5 tier Pagoda overlooking the streams and waterfalls.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: HSSEAS High School Summer Research Program

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) in conjunction with the Engineering Science Corps Outreach Program offers an eight-week summer program where it encourages all of its high school participants to consider a future in engineering. We offer research opportunities in all areas of Engineering and partner our students with a UCLA Engineering Professor and a graduate team (program mentors). Students conduct their research on the UCLA campus in UCLA Engineering Labs and Facilities. Individual research or a group project will be assigned to the students for the eight-week program.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Institute for Planets and Exoplanets (iPLEX)

Learn about planetary science and our place int the universe through hands-on demonstrations, workshops, lab tours, and talks by planetary scientists. The program is designed to bring the exciting world of planetary research to the local community and to help educate the next generation of UCLA planetary scientists.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Interaxon Undergraduate Neuroscience Educational Outreach Group

Mission is to create and foster interest, excitement, and curiosity about the brain. We travel to schools in disadvantaged Los Angeles areas to work with students at schools receiving poor funding in the sciences.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Math Circle

Top-tier math circle, free and open to students interested in mathematics and eager to learn.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden Tours

Offers free docent led tours as part of its public education program. Tours are designed for specific ages, interests, restrictions, and the scientific knowledge of the visitors.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Model United Nations Summer Institute

UCLA offers a week-long intensive in-residence International Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs: Model United Nations Summer Institute for high school students who are interested in international diplomacy and foreign affairs.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Music Education Outreach

The Gluck Educational ensemble provides schoolchildren in Los Angeles with a sequential arts-in-education program when music programs may be otherwise limited or absent. The Opera Outreach program is committed to providing in-depth music and arts experiences for students in Los Angeles-area schools. UCLA Music Partnership Program sends UCLA music students into Los Angeles' most under-served inner-city communities to provide music training and mentoring to talented at-risk youth.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: OceanGLOBE Program

A hands-on, outdoor marine science research project in which students are the principal investigators. By doing scientific work repetitively over an extended time period students learn about how science is done as much as they learn science content.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: On Campus Housing Walking Tour

Student-led tours last about 60 minutes and generally include a visit to two different room types, a room in one of the traditional high-rise residence halls, a room in one of the residential plaza buildings, or one of the residential suites.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Parenting & Children's Friendship Program

Offers parent-assisted social skills group programs for children in elementary school (beginning at end of 1st grade) who are having problems making and/or keeping friends. Also offers parent training/behavior modification programs for parents with children (starting at age 2) and early adolescents (age 12-15).

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Planetarium Shows

The UCLA Planetarium offers planetarium shows, telescope shows and other astronomical activies free of charge to school and educational groups.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS)

PEERS is a manualized, social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults. It has a strong evidence-base for use with teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, but is also appropriate for teens and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socioemotional problems.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Project Brainstorm

Science education outreach program designed to stimulate interest in science for children and young adults by providing hands-on learning experiences that emphasize the function and importance of the brain.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Recreation Summer Camps

Offers a wide variety of summer camps for children in grades K-12. Located at UCLA, the camps - Bruin Tots, Bruin Kids, Bruins on Broadway, and Camps Explore, Voyager, Adventure and Extreme - emphasize each child's needs and personal development within a group setting.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Riordan Scholars Program

Encourage students with guidance and mentorship to consider careers in business and prepare them to be admissible to top universities.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve Tours

The 3-hour school programs focus on chaparral and fire ecology, geology, and early location Native American and homestead history, including a 1.5 mile hike on the Stunt High Trail.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Summer Camp at UCLA Lab School

Taught by UCLA Lab School faculty, our classes are designed to actively involve children in the learning process. They provide a boost in science, math, reading, writing, social studies and art, all in the context of a nurturing, caring and fun environment. Our campus adds to the enjoyment by offering a relaxing, natural setting, with several play yards and even a Redwood Forest. Sports Camp and Extended Day continue the fun with plenty of time to play, learn new skills and enjoy friends.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Summer High School Language Program

Five-week introduction designed for students wishing to immerse themselves in their heritage language, culture, and customs.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Summer Institutes

UCLA Summer Sessions and Special Programs offers summer programs to motivated high school students who would like to get a jump-start on their college career and gain enrichment in a variety of interesting and challenging subjects.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Summer Math and Science Honor Academy (SMASH)

SMASH, a free residential pre-college program, will host 30 current ninth grade students to participate in a five-week, intensive, math and science academy. SMASH is geared toward high achieving, economically disadvantaged, high school students who are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The goals of SMASH are to: Prepare students from underrepresented communities to be competitive in STEM related studies at competitive universities, educate students about graduate school opportunities and encourage them to eventually attend in order to further pursue professional, STEM-related studies or careers and encourage a sense of social responsibility through promotion of critical thinking, civic awareness and leadership.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: UCLA Bruins Club

A literacy program for Grade K-8 students at a school in Los Angeles.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: UCLA California Teach

The goal of the UCLA California Teach program is to encourage UCLA students who are studying math, science, and engineering to consider teaching math and science as a possible career. As such, the program offers guided exploration of teaching as a career, and additional support and pathways for those who decide that teaching is for them.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: UCLA Lab School

An innovative school for children and a laboratory for teachers and researchers. The practices developed and refined here have an impact on K-12 education around the world. Inside the classroom, the process starts with a curriculum aligned with state and national standards. The teacher listens to students and guides their experiences to incorporate the children's interests and respond to their learning needs. As the children learn and explore, they represent their understanding in a variety of ways, helping the teacher find new opportunities to guide the process further.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: UCLA Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement

Assists students at middle and senior high schools (and some elementary schools) so they excel in math and science and become competitively eligible for the most rigorous colleges and universities. The MSP partners with teachers, administrators, school district officials and industry representatives to provide this academic enrichment model.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: UCLA Writing Workshop

For over twenty years, UCLA Writing Programs has helped undergraduates successfully meet the challenges of a university education. Through a new, three-week summer workshop, UCLA's highly regarded writing specialists will now help college-bound students prepare for those challenges. It will address such essential tasks as the timed essay exam and the effective e-mail. All activities will demystify the unstated differences between college and high school writing. The summer workshop will also attend to the college application process, including the application essay. This writer's workshop is ideal for the ambitious high school student who wants to start a step ahead.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: UniCamp

Enables and inspires children from low-income families to envision brighter futures by sending them, along with student volunteers, to its residential outdoor summer camp.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles: Weather Tour

Tour the weather station with staff meteorologist who will show students the equipment behind meteorology, explain the terminology, and answer questions.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Merced: Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)

The program provides students with ongoing academic advising to ensure that they successfully complete required college preparatory courses. UC Scholars EAOP students and their families receive the necessary information and motivation to prepare for postsecondary education, including assistance in the application and financial aid processes.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Merced: Gear Up

An essential component of the GEAR UP partnership grant entailed working with students to promote a “college-going culture” through various intensive academic enrichment interventions, along with workshops related to pursuing a postsecondary education, including career awareness, goal setting and financial aid. Students also had the opportunity to visit college campuses to experience life as a college student.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Merced: Talent Search Program

In 2006, the Center for Educational Partnerships received a four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement the Talent Search Program at Delhi, Le Grand, Orestimba, El Diamante, Strathmore and Corcoran high schools. Talent Search served a total of 1,589 high school graduates from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to pursue higher education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Merced: Transfer Admission Guarantee program

California community college students are eligible for the UC Merced Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program. TAG contracts specify the courses to be completed and grade point averages you must earn at the community college to be guaranteed admission to UC Merced in the major of your choice.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Merced: UC Merced - Fresno Unified School District Partnership

In 2009, UC Merced and Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) established a groundbreaking body of work focused on equity and access for all students. The mission is to ensure students are given an equal opportunity to graduate from high school and have the greatest number of postsecondary choices from the widest array of options.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Merced: Upward Bound

Established in 2006, the Upward Bound Program is based on developing and implementing a solution to address the low rates of students entering post- secondary institutions. The primary purpose is to assist more than 100 students at Hoover, McLane and Sunnyside high schools in Fresno with the necessary preparation required to be competitive in post-secondary educational institutions.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Riverside: Early Academic Outreach Program

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) helps educationally and/or economically disadvantaged students realize their dreams of post-secondary education. EAOP increases college preparedness by working one-on-one with local high school students and their parents, and by putting on admissions workshops and campus tours.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Riverside: Transfer program

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)

The mission of COSMOS is to motivate the most creative minds of the new generation of prospective scientists, engineers and mathematicians who will become leaders for California, the nation, and the world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and scholars.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: California Teach

UC San Diego's California Teach courses provide a deeper, richer understanding of mathematics and science, while enhancing the ability to effectively communicate mathematical and scientific ideas. Teaching K-12 or college math or science is an important and rewarding career. Good teachers are needed at all levels to ignite a passion for these subjects in the next generation. The Cal Teach science education and mathematics education courses are valuable for those interested in a variety of careers, such as science or technical writing, the design of educational software, education outreach at museums and other institutions, teacher professional development, and research in math or science, or math or science education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: Early Academic Outreach Program

EAOP's mission is to assist first-generation, socio-economically disadvantaged, and English-language learners by helping them prepare for postsecondary education, pursue graduate and professional school opportunities, and achieve success in the workplace.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: GreenSTEAM Communities

A STEM program at a high school and related sites in San Diego.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: La Clase Mágica

A cultural program for K-8 students in 3 community organizations in Solana Beach, Vista, and Carlsbad.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: Li'l TACKLE

A cultural program in a community organization for American Indian preschool children in Valley Center.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: Mi Clase Mágica

A Head Start program for preschool children in a community organization in Solana Beach.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: T & C Learning Lounge

A multimedia program at a community organization in San Diego for P-12 students.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: Technology and Cultural Kumeyaay Literacy Education (TACKLE)

A cultural program specifically designed for Native American K-5 youth in a community center in Valley Center.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: Transfer Prep

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Diego: TRIO

TRIO Outreach Programs at UC San Diego offers five federally funded, pre-college programs: two Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs for San Diego Unified School District central high schools and Grossmont Union High School District high schools, and theTalent Search program.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Francisco: Program for Investigating and Training for Careers in Health (PITCH)

The Program for Investigating and Training for Careers in Health (PITCH) brings rising high school juniors to UCSF for three weeks each summer for first-hand exploration of various health careers as well as skill development targeted at increasing their success in college and career pursuits.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Francisco: San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership

In 2012, San Francisco’s nonprofit hospitals, Department of Public Health, and UCSF came together in collaboration with community residents and stakeholders to create a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for San Francisco. Community Vital Signs 2010 was a new tool for San Francisco to track health indicators of importance to the city.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Francisco: Summer Science Camp

Summer Science Camp brings fourth- and fifth-grade students to UCSF for one week each June for a hands-on exploration of the sciences with UCSF students, campus scientists, and health professionals.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC San Francisco: UCSF/SFUSD Partnership

The UCSF/SFUSD Partnership will focus on science education, college readiness and clinical services. In order to focus our efforts, we work intensively with five schools within the southeast sector of San Francisco. This area will be our focus because this is where the greatest need exists and where a focused effort can bear significant results. In addition, UCSF has a significant presence in this part of the city, which can be leveraged to support the partnership.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Accelerated Study Access Program

The Accelerated Study Access Program (ASAP), coordinated by the UC Santa Barbara Extension Office,allows highly qualified students from junior and senior high schools in the Santa Barbara area to enroll simultaneously in their home schools and at UCSB. ASAP students may enroll in any UCSB course for which they are qualified, and they will receive full university credit for each course satisfactorily completed.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: American Reads

The America Reads Challenge is an initiative started in 1996 by the Clinton Administration. In August 1996, President Clinton proposed a national literacy campaign that would enlist “one million volunteer tutors ready and able to give children the personal attention they need to catch up and get ahead.” The federal government would play a crucial but limited role as a catalyst in building the President’s “citizen army” of reading tutors.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Apprentice Researchers at CNSI

Apprentice Researchers (AR) program gives high school students and science teachers an opportunity to do hands-on, minds-on scientific investigations in a dynamic research environment. The students and teachers who participate in the program work with graduate student researchers in UCSB science and engineering laboratories for four weeks during the summer, gaining first-hand experience in how science research is conducted.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships

CSEP offers a variety of opportunities for K-12 students, their families, and teachers to interact with university science and engineering faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars, as well as undergraduate science and engineering majors. Programs range in duration (short or long-term); time of year (during the academic year or over the summer months); and setting (in schools versus on UCSB campus).

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Cheadle Center For Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER)

The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration promotes the teaching of diverse undergraduate courses in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, Environmental Studies, and Geology and graduate courses in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. CCBER satisfies the University’s obligation to provide stewardship of campus lands, rich in biodiversity, and the ecological restoration program encourages land restoration on the campus. Through outreach programs such as Kids in Nature and taxon-focused workshops, CCBER fulfills the K-12 and community educational goals, while staff and faculty curators collaborate to provide scientific information and advice to private entities and other academic institutions.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Club Proteo

A digital & literacy program for Grade 1-6 students in a community organization in Goleta.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Outreach Program

Our Fifth Grade Chemistry Outreach Program is a partnership between local elementary students and teachers and UCSB students and faculty. To improve educational opportunities for K-12 students, we have developed a program that brings fifth grade students to the chemistry lab at UCSB every Thursday morning to participate in hands-on standards-based physical science activities. The program is designed to nourish their natural curiosity in science and to stimulate an interest in pursuing a higher education in science. In addition, UCSB students are given the opportunity to share their love of science with elementary students and to consider a career path as a science educator.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Destination Science Program

Destination Science programs are fun-packed, one week day camps led by top notch, enthusiastic educators and leaders where kids get to have “Aha!” moments of creativity and discovery while building and playing with unique take-home toys, astonishing gadgets, and fantastic gizmos.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Early Academic Outreach Program

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) is a state-wide college preparatory program sponsored by the University of California. UCSB EAOP currently serves students from select schools in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Kern Counties.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Kids Do Ecology

NCEAS promotes education and outreach as part of its mission to increase the public understanding of science. The Kids Do Ecology program provides these scientists with an opportunity to volunteer in the Santa Barbara community by adopting local 5th grade classes. Together these scientist-classroom pairs explore specific ecology problems through the collection, analysis and interpretation of experimental data.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Kids in Nature

The mission of the Kids in Nature Environmental Education program is to promote the aspirations and achievements of students in underserved schools by providing quality environmental science education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: La Escuelita

La Escuelita is a UCSB student organization that has been serving the Isla Vista and Goleta community for 43 years, making it one of the oldest Latino-based organizations in the university. The organization’s primary objective is to enrich youth education in the UCSB community and ultimately motivate them to pursue a higher education degree.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement

Assists students at middle and senior high schools (and some elementary schools) so they excel in math and science and become competitively eligible for the most rigorous colleges and universities. The MSP partners with teachers, administrators, school district officials and industry representatives to provide this academic enrichment model.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: McEnroe Reading Clinic - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Located in the new Gevirtz Graduate School of Education building at UC Santa Barbara, the Tina Hansen McEnroe & Paul V. McEnroe Reading & Language Arts Clinic will serve as a demonstration site for other universities of how intensive tutoring using research-based and technology-enhanced assessment and intervention can improve reading and language skill

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Natural Reserve System Sites

The UC Natural Reserve System is often described as a "classroom without walls." That description is especially true for the thousands of schoolchildren who visit reserve sites every year. Stepping out onto soft forest duff, breathing in aromas of pine resin amid the burble of a nearby stream, teaches students more about the interconnectedness of a landscape than a dozen pages in a textbook.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Outreach Center for Teaching Ocean Science

OCTOS is a state-of-the-art science education facility that brings together the innovative resources and educational programs of two renowned institutions: the Marine Science Institute (MSI) at UC Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS).

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research (SBC LTER)

The SBC LTER Schoolyard (SLTER) focuses on two major program elements: an environmental education program for underserved youth improving ocean science literacy by supporting teachers and students in hands-on educational activities at our UCSB educational aquarium and through our partnership with the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary’s intertidal monitoring program, LiMPETS.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: SKILLS (School Kids Investigating Language in Life and Society)

SKILLS (School Kids Investigating Language in Life and Society) is an innovative program that prepares and motivates California’s public school students for higher education by giving them hands-on experience in studying language and culture. SKILLS puts students at the center of linguistic discovery by guiding them through the process of carrying out original research on language use in their own peer groups, families, and communities.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Student Initiated Outreach Program

The Student Initiated Outreach Program allocates funds to facilitate outreach projects by currently registered UCSB student organizations. Consideration is given to projects that are designed to increase the eligibility and college attendance rates of underrepresented, low-income, and other specifically identified disadvantaged populations. This includes programs that seek to motivate pre-college students by encouraging academic excellence and by introducing them to the university environment. Grants awarded to projects are based on the needs justification as presented in the application, the review committee's assessment of the amount of funds required, funding available, and the quality of the proposal based on established criteria.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Summer Institute in Mathematics and Science

The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is a science and engineering research center at UC Santa Barbara. Research at CNSI includes faculty, students and postdocs from 11 different academic departments, including chemistry and biochemistry, physics, biology, engineering, materials science, and computer science. CNSI research determines new ways of integrating nanometer-scale building blocks into new materials, devices and systems with capabilities far exceeding those found in nature.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Summer Transitional Enrichment Program

Establish lifelong friendships and support systems; Experience group living in an on campus resident hall; Understand and learn to develop academic and research skills at a nationally ranked research institution; Required courses in mathematics, writing, chemistry and a seminar will introduce students to university level standards and expectations to continue student scholarly achievements; Cultivate necessary critical thinking skills in group discussions, writing and reading; Interact with a diverse campus staff and faculty and become a partner in learning; Explore and identify valuable campus resources; Develop mentoring or advising relationships with EOP Counselors, campus staff and faculty; Register for fall quarter classes and/or make class schedule adjustments; Address financial aid and/or housing matters prior to fall quarter; Experience what it means to be a community of scholars, leaders and citizens at UCSB; Know an EOP community of EOP counselors, directors, administrative support staff and student staff and become familiar with EOP student support services and the Cultural Resource Centers.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Teen Center

A multimedia program for Grade 6-12 students in another community organization in Goleta.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: The Physics Circus

The Physics Circus is a program to promote science education in local K-12 schools. A group of enthusiastic UCSB Physics Department graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty take a collection of demonstration experiments on the road to nearby schools and present an action-packed learning experience.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Transfer Prep

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Barbara: Writing Everywhere Collective

The Writing Everywhere (WE) Collective aims to provide an avenue for both middle/high school and college-level students to explore the importance of writing in their everyday lives. Growing out of the NCTE's National Day of Writing, middle school students wrote letters to UCSB students about a topic on their minds - college. Through their correspondence, they were able to see, first-hand, how writing is both an academic and personal pursuit.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Cruz: California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)

California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) is a four-week summer residential program at four UC campuses that provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to work side-by-side with outstanding researchers and university faculty, covering topics that extend beyond the typical high school curriculum. The academic experience includes nine clusters taught by UCSC faculty, special discovery lectures, academic field trips, and enrichment sessions. Students’ residential life includes weekend events and fun-filled peer activities, and COSMOS alumni have opportunities to attend the California Nobel Laureate event, receive research awards and college scholarships, and participate in an industry internship program.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Cruz: Cal-SOAP

Cal-SOAP communicates important information about financial aid, postsecondary opportunities and career technical education. San Jose Cal-SOAP provides academic tutoring, peer mentoring, college and career advisement, college access and admissions counseling, SAT/ACT test preparation, college tours and financial aid workshops and grants. In addition, the San Jose Cal-SOAP Consortium convenes key stakeholders from higher education institutions, K-12 districts, county offices of education, and community agencies and businesses to collaboratively develop and implement academic preparation activities to maximize resources and avoid duplication of efforts.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Cruz: Change 4 Good

A community action research program for Grades 4-5 students in a school in Santa Cruz.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Cruz: Corre la Voz

A literacy program for Grade 5 students at a school in Santa Cruz.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Cruz: Early Academic Outreach Program

Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) is the University of California’s largest academic preparation program. EAOP works with students at underserved schools to prepare for postsecondary educational opportunities, complete all UC/CSU eligibility requirements, and apply for college and financial aid. EAOP partners with families, schools, and communities to make college dreams a reality and provides a variety of year-round services designed to increase the academic preparation, awareness, and motivation of high school students toward higher education and to inform parents about available education opportunities.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Cruz: Gear Up

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally funded discretionary grant program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Through the collaborative efforts of school and district partners along with additional business and community partners, GEAR UP provides critical academic preparation and support for students and families to help them navigate the college-going pathway. GEAR UP partnerships supplement existing school reform efforts and use research-proven practices to promote academic rigor and student achievement. The program brings much-needed resources to increase student academic performance and preparation for college, increase student and family college awareness, increase teachers’ capacity to prepare students for college, and create a college-going culture within the broader community. EPC provides a variety of school-based academic services in its two GEAR UP partnerships in Watsonville/Pajaro Valley and south Monterey County.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Cruz: Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)

The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Schools Program provides academic development for middle and high school students to prepare them for success in baccalaureate degree programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) majors. The MESA Schools Program works in partnership with MESA Community College and MESA Engineering Programs which support students after high school along college and career pathways. The primary goal of the MESA Schools Program is to support educationally disadvantaged students through fun-filled, hands-on projects and other college awareness activities to promote STEM college and career opportunities. The UCSC MESA program provides STEM academic support and enrichment, college knowledge, parent leadership, and teacher professional development, to students, families, teachers, and partner schools in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Santa Cruz: UCSC Transfer Preparation Program

The UC Santa Cruz Transfer Preparation Program (TPP) supports prospective transfer students from California community colleges and assists them in enrolling at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as other campuses. TPP representatives work most closely with students who are attending one of the thirteen community colleges in the region to plan a successful transfer program, but will assist any California community college student who has questions. The Transfer Preparation Program also collaborates with programs and initiatives that strengthen the transfer process and support individual students in making a successful transition to a four-year institution.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL): BLAZES: Berkeley Lab Adventure Zone in Elementary Science

BLAZES is a 3-hour workshop held on-site that provides hands-on activities, a research lab tour, and talks from scientist volunteers to Bay Area 5th grade classes.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL): BLEV: Berkeley Lab Educational Visits

Berkeley Lab Educational Visits are 1-2 hour programs that usually include: a general introduction to the Lab; an appropriate hands-on activity; a facility tour linked to subject matter

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL): iCLEM

Aimed at high school students who trend outside the typical curve of academic enrichment programs, iCLEM is an eight week paid summer internship in which six students and two teachers from the San Francisco Bay Area work side-by-side in a state-of-the art microbiology laboratory on a research project related to bioenergy. The iCLEM program is sponsored by the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC), the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Systemwide: ARCHES

ARCHES is a voluntary confederation of regional collaboratives. The shared goal of the ARCHES collaboratives is to close the achievement gap and increase college readiness, enrollment, and completion rates for students from socio-economic and racial-ethnic communities with historically low college-going rate.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Systemwide: Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) was established in 1976 by the University of California (UC) to increase the number of students from underserved schools and communities who have the opportunity to achieve a college education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Systemwide: Gear Up

GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a federal program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. GEAR UP provides federal funding for 213 state and partnership grants serving over 748,000 low-income students in 48 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Palau, and Puerto Rico. The goal of the program is to significantly increase the number of low-income middle and high school students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Systemwide: Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP)

MDTP is an intersegmental educational project in California that develops, distributes, scores, and reports the results of tests that measure student readiness for mathematics courses from prealgebra to calculus. MDTP provides scoring services for California's precollegiate schools and precollegiate outreach programs. MDTP materials may only be used outside of California by accredited educational institutions that have a current license with MDTP (see Schools not in California for use of MDTP materials in schools that are not in California).

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Systemwide: Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) helps thousands of educationally disadvantaged students to become engineers, scientists and other math-based professionals urgently needed by industry. MESA provides a unique combination of enrichment activities, hands-on competitions, academic support, industry involvement and a supportive community environment.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Systemwide: Student Initiated Programs (SIP)

Through Student-Initiated Programs (SIP), UC undergraduates prepare for post-college public service careers by helping "at-risk" high school students plan for college. Through the UC Links program, UC undergraduates have the opportunity to explore teaching; they receive course credit while serving as mentors and tutors to underserved K-12 students in UC Links after-school programs.

Last updated: September 20, 2016

UC Systemwide: Summer Up

UC is aligning its college access and preparation resources in a unique team effort to solve a common barrier to achievement. Each year, thousands of otherwise potentially qualified students find themselves very close to meeting University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) admission criteria, if they can add just one more “a-g” course to their transcripts. Often, the course they need is Algebra II.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Systemwide: The Puente Project

The PUENTE Project is a national award-winning program that for more than 30 years has improved the college-going rate of tens of thousands of California's educationally underrepresented students. Its mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn college degrees and return to the community as mentors and leaders to future generations. The program is interdisciplinary in approach, with writing, counseling and mentoring components.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Systemwide: Transcript Evaluation Service

Transcript Evaluation Service (TES) is a data tool created by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) to help aspiring students reach college readiness by showing them where they stand now.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Systemwide: UC Curriculum Integration (UCCI)

The University of California Curriculum Integration (UCCI) is an initiative of Student Affairs, Admissions (High School Articulation) at the UC Office of the President, with funding administered by the California Department of Education.The UCCI program is dedicated to supporting California high schools as they work to prepare students for success in college and in life. As a part of UC's systemwide High School Articulation unit, the UCCI program focuses on assisting high schools with the development and implementation of integrated courses that unite academic study with Career Technical Education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Systemwide: UC Links After-school Programs

UC Links is a network of university and community partners, working together to develop innovative after-school programs. UC Links sites bring underserved P-12 youth together with university students in guided activities that engage their minds and connect them to each other, their communities, and the world around them.