Project GRAD improves lives in low-income communities by helping students develop and achieve their educational aspirations.
Project GRAD Houston
3000 Richmond, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77098
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) recently named Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams) at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) as one of eight finalists for its prestigious 2014 Star Award.
THECB established the Star Award in 2001 to recognize exceptional contributions toward meeting the four goals of the state’s Closing the Gaps by 2015 plan. These goals include minimizing the gaps in student participation, student success, academic excellence and research, which have led to a decline in the proportion of Texans enrolled in higher education. Read more...
High school senior Angelica Gaytan wants to be an FBI agent. But if that doesn't work out, she's considering subsea welding. Read more...
Graduates Aaron Segura, Arlette Rangel, Gloria Macias, Kierra Lee and Milton Parker each have different success stories, and one powerful attribute connects them: They are the first generation of college graduates in their families. Read more...