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An Environment Where Every Individual Can Fulfill Their Educational Objectives

The mission of the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (The Center) is to provide traditional and innovative educational opportunities to a diverse community through targeted services and research that promote personal success.

of The Center pre-college participants graduated from high school (Baseline: 67%)
of The Center’s pre-college participants enrolled in college (Baseline: 35%)
of The Center’s college participants persisted in college (Baseline: 75%)
74 %
6-year college graduation rate of The Center’s college participants (Baseline: 52%)
Number of The Center’s college Participants who participated in Undergraduate Research
The number of participants The Center is currently serving in Clark County
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Pre-College Programs

These federally funded programs provide services to low-income and first-generation students to inspire them to complete their secondary education and enter into postsecondary education. These programs are responsible for services, activities, objectives and academic achievement, as well as conceptualizing new programming to enhance middle and high school participants’ academic development and success.

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College Programs

These federally funded programs assist low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented college students with persisting in their degree programs, earning postsecondary credentials, and enrolling in post-baccalaureate studies. While promoting high quality undergraduate experience through research, conference travel, civic engagement and service-learning, financial assistance and counseling, and many other services, these programs significantly contribute to institutional efforts for persistence, retention, and graduation.

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Adult Programs

The Center houses two adult-level federally funded programs with different objectives: Educational Opportunity Center is designed to assist low-income, first-generation individuals 19 years of age and older to pursue post-secondary education. TRIO Training Institute hosts professional development seminars for TRIO professionals across the nation.


National GEAR UP Week
Nov. 16, 2022
The UNLV GEAR UP program collaborates with community partners and the Clark County School District to create new or expanded programs focused on college access and provide educational opportunities to students. The ultimate goal is to bring a comprehensive and systemic approach that has a sustained impact on the target schools within Clark County. GEAR UP works with local schools, community-based…
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Nov. 14, 2022
Join the UNLV American Indian Community in Celebrating Native American Heritage Month 14 November 2022 - 6-9 PM Blasco Hall - UNLV Foundation Dinner Resource Fair - Meet community agencies that serve the American Indian community in Southern Nevada Open Mic - Share poetry, songs or Tribal histories Sponsored by the UNLV Native American Student Association, Native American Student…
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Oct. 14, 2022
  The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (CAEO) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) grant to UNLV. Therefore, UNLV will become host to Southern Nevada’s first ever VUB project. The grant is funded for approximately $1.4 million over five years (2022-27) and will serve annually more…


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From the News Center

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Nov. 16, 2022

A first-gen trailblazer, Irwin Munoz is becoming a physician to help others navigate the healthcare system.

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As we look to the future, a continued relationship with our community partners will enable us to provide students with the highest quality of instruction, modern facilities, a vibrant co-curricular program, and substantial tuition assistance. Invest in our students. Invest in our future!


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