National Advisory Committee Formed

admin | Monday, May 22, 2017

Career & College Clubs has formed a National Advisory Committee to help guide the program’s evolution to a 7th – 12th grade college and career readiness program. The Committee will advise staff during the curriculum expansion process, ensuring the final curriculum is effective at preparing students for success in high school, college, and career; and […] Read More


Educators Oppose Cuts to Student Aid

admin | Monday, April 10, 2017

More than 550 organizations representing  students, educators, advocates, consumers, institutions, and employers recently sent a letter to members of Congress asking them to oppose any attempt to cut or reallocate funds away from federal student aid programs. The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), the organization that offers Career & College Clubs, signed the […] Read More


Are you struggling to ensure your middle grade students are on track for college and career? Join this webinar to learn more about Career & College Clubs, a national initiative proven to increase the odds of college enrollment by 85%. Choose the session that is most convenient for you – Tuesday, April 4 1:30 PM […] Read More

In our February 23, 2017 newsletter, Career & College Clubs asked educators what consumes most of their time when planning for the next school. Here are the results:   Not surprisingly, the academic calendar and class scheduling seem to be time-consuming. Planning for next year is critically important, and including college and career readiness in […] Read More


Funding Opportunity: The Brown Foundation

admin | Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The following funding opportunity may be helpful for educators seeking outside funding to support adoption of Career & College Clubs. Contact us at [email protected] or 310-242-8860 if you plan to apply for funding, we can provide language to assist with your application. The purpose of The Brown Foundation, Inc. is to distribute funds for public […] Read More


Originally posted on We encourage you to share these tips with your colleagues and students. Forget-Me-Not : Improving Cognitive Functions Are you experiencing forgetfulness? Have you experienced talking to an acquaintance and throughout the conversation you were trying to recall the person’s name? And to make matters worse, you cannot remember what the conversation […] Read More


Report from NCCEP / GEAR UP Capacity-Building Workshop

admin | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Filed by Carina Soto, Kelly Pappas, and Joe Booth. Conference National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) / GEAR UP Capacity-Building Workshop 2017 Hot Topics Cultivating a college going culture, four keys of college & career readiness, overcoming barriers in family engagement, 2017 GEAR UP grant competition Key Take-Aways Carina Attendees were eager to […] Read More


On top of their day-to-day business of educating students, right now educators are in the midst of an incredibly important added responsibility: planning for next year. Schools and districts across the nation are busy developing goals, strategies, budgets, calendars, lesson plans and the like – the number of meetings and volume of paper would shock […] Read More


Career & College Clubs is please to invite all GEAR UP directors, coordinators, and other stakeholders to learn more about our turnkey academic enrichment program that has increased students’ odds of enrolling in college by 85%. Thursday, March 9 2 PM EST to 3 PM EST REGISTER HERE Read More


Want to raise empowered women? Start in middle school.

admin | Thursday, February 16, 2017

A February 15th article in the Washington Post entitled, “Want to raise empowered women? Start in middle school.” is written by a school counselor who is a parent to a 13-year-old daughter. In the article she shares “seven tips parents can give middle school girls to help them keep their confidence at a vulnerable time […] Read More