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Chicago GEAR UP Alliance

  • Chicago GEAR UP Alliance
  • 770 N. Halsted Ave
  • Chicago, IL 60642
  • Tricia Rosado
  • Assistant Director
  • 312-733-7330

Program Description

GEAR UP is a federally funded program that works in partnership with Chicago Public Schools to prepare Chicago students for success in post-secondary education. The Chicago GEAR UP grant is administered through the Center for College Access and Success (CCAS), Northeastern Illinois University.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Albion College
  • Goshen College
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison