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Mission statement: Project GRAD improves lives in low-income communities by helping students develop and achieve their educational aspirations.

Ann B. Stiles, Ed. D.
Executive Director
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Project GRAD Houston
3000 Richmond, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77098
832-325-0325 (Main)
Scholarship office:
832-325-0451


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Project GRAD at UHD Named a Finalist for Prestigious THECB Star Award

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...

Students get lowdown on value of 'middle skills'

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...

Life's Passages: These graduates have Project GRAD to thank

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...

 

History and Success of Project GRAD

Mission statement: Project GRAD improves lives in low-income communities by helping students develop and achieve their educational aspirations.

Organizational Goals and Objectives

  • At least 80% of entering ninth graders served graduate from their high schools on-time
  • At least 50% of students served attend college as GRAD Scholars
At least 60% of GRAD Scholars graduate from college with a workforce certificate, associate’s degree, or a bachelor’s degree.

The Impact of Project GRAD Houston

  • 6,021 students have enrolled in college with the Project GRAD Scholarship since it was first offered.
  • GRAD scholars are on track to achieve a 59% college completion rate – a success rate that is unmatched for low-income students – more than double the success of low-income students in Texas. 

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