Note: Due to the State of California's "Safer at Home" Directive, the Center for Educational Partnerships is currently closed until further notice. However, the Center's staff continues to work remotely and we can be contacted through our email (


Welcome to the Center For Educational Partnerships

The Center For Educational Partnerships provides opportunities aimed at helping students progress onto college and be successful throughout the higher education pipeline. We believe in fostering collaborative relationships with schools, districts, and community organizations to provide enriching educational experiences that impact the lives of students, especially those who come from first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented backgrounds. Scroll down to learn more about our programs.


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Educational Talent Search at California State University, Fullerton is designed to help students achieve their college dreams. ETS aims to support our Scholars’ success in high school and provide experiences that allow them to gain the knowledge and skills to pursue a college degree.






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Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) stives to increase the number of students from low-income backgrounds who enter and succeed in college. In partnership with Anaheim Union High School District, the project serves a cohort of students beginning the 7th grade and follows their successes through high school graduation and first-year of college.







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McNair Scholars aims to cultivate the next generation of professionals with doctoral degrees who come from first-generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented backgrounds. McNair Scholars provides opportunities for CSUF undergraduate students to engage in research, develop academic skills, and foster relationships with faculty mentors that are critical to success at the doctoral level. Each Scholar receives individualized advisement, and guidance in preparation for successful entrance into and completion of a doctoral program.


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Upward Bound provides youth with resources and opportunities to progress and succeed in higher education. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families, first-generation, and underrepresented backgrounds. Upward Bound exposes students to various higher education institutions, and career options. Students are provided with weekly academic support, advisement and mentoring to foster  their success in the baccalaureate and beyond.


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