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Project GRAD Houston

Joined in August 2012

About Us

Our Mission

Project GRAD improves lives in low-income communities by helping individuals develop and achieve their educational aspirations.

Starting in ninth grade and continuing through college graduation and into careers, Project GRAD staff and volunteers support students at critical junctures of their educational path to make sure they accomplish their goals. We nurture their dreams early in high school, build confidence and self-awareness, provide information and guidance, help them get into college and find financial aid, and guide them on the journey to and through college and in obtaining a workforce certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree. At every stage, we support students and their families to help them navigate obstacles that might derail success.

Our Impact

Project GRAD reaches deeply into the communities we serve in order to achieve our mission, partnering with trusted community organizations, high schools and charter schools, and community colleges and universities. Our programs provide a continuum of services during students’ high school years, as they transition to college, and while they are pursuing a workforce certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree.

With nearly 25 years of experience working in low-income communities GRAD is Houston’s premier organization supporting students on the journey to and through college. GRAD has a deep knowledge of the challenges facing students and families as they strive to create a better life through education. Since Project GRAD was founded:

  • More than 7,900 have enrolled in college with Project GRAD’s support.
  • 67% of GRAD Scholars are completing college, which is triple the success of their Texas peers; and
  • More than 2,800 Project GRAD Scholars have graduated from college.


Our Mission

Project GRAD improves lives in low-income communities by helping individuals develop and achieve their educational aspirations.

Starting in ninth grade and continuing through college graduation and into careers, Project…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Education

Location

  • 3100 Main St.
    Suite 701A
    Houston, TX 77002

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