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Educational Talent Search (ETS)

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Educational Talent Search (ETS) program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their post-secondary education. The goal of ETS is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their post-secondary education.

Upward Bound (UB)

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Upward Bound (UB) program is designed to increase high school retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students. The program also strives to enhance participants’ potential for acceptance and graduation of four-year universities and professional schools. UB offers a wide network of support services that help ensure academic and personal success for 125 first-generation, low-income students from Carson, Gardena, Hawthorne, and Leuzinger high schools.

Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS)

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Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) program prepares low-income and first-generation high school students to pursue degrees and careers in math and science. We work to elevate students who have an interest in and talent for science, technology, engineering and math through intensive instruction, hands-on experiences and opportunities to learn from professional mathematicians and scientists in a variety of fields. The UBMS Program offers an academic-year component and a summer residential component. Students are required to participate in both components from freshman through senior year.

Student Support Services (SSS)

csudh student support servicesStudent Support Services (SSS) program is designed to support the academic and personal needs of 160 eligible CSUDH students. The mission is to increase the retention and graduation rates of first generation, low income students, former foster youth and students with disabilities. Program participants are offered an array of services to ensure a smooth transition to CSUDH as well as ongoing support towards the successful completion of their postsecondary education.

Veterans Resource Center (VRC)


Veterans Resource Center (VRC) assists military veterans, service members and dependents in successfully navigating their college experience. We provide advisors, mentors, academic workshops and holistic personal and professional development opportunities to help students’ transition to the university. We believe veterans possess unique abilities and characteristics that when nourished will help them succeed inside and outside of the classroom regardless of their age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, physical or mental abilities.

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP)
CSUDH GEAR UP Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) is a federally funded program designed to elevate the academic achievement, college attendance, and graduation rates of first-generation, low-income, underrepresented, and under-served students. GEAR UP works in partnership with educational and community institutions to provide students and families with one-on-one and group advising, academic and tutoring support, college and career exploration opportunities, skill building workshops, enrichment programs, college visits, and educational field trips.

GEAR UP - Hawthorne grant was awarded in 2017 to serve the high school graduating class of 2024 from middle school through high school graduation in the Hawthorne School District.

GEAR UP - Compton grant was awarded in 2018 to serve the high school graduating classes of 2024 and 2025 from middle school through high school graduation in the Compton Unified School District.

Male Success Alliance (MSA)

Male Success Alliance (MSA)

Male Success Alliance (MSA) program mission is to improve access, retention and graduation rates of young men of color through academic support, professional development and mentoring. The program focused on improving the educational and social outcomes of middle school, high school and college students. We believe that through brotherhood, integrity and perseverance we can positively impact every life we encounter.

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