Educational Partnership Center

Established in 1999, the Educational Partnership Center coordinates new and longstanding student academic preparation efforts of the University of California, Santa Cruz with the goal of increasing access and opportunity to postsecondary education for students across the Monterey Bay and Silicon Valley/San Jose regions. The EPC is a research and data driven organization for a variety of complementary, integrated academic preparation programs serving students, teachers, and families from kindergarten through college. 

We provide an array of direct services, supporting students on the college-going pathway through tutoring, mentoring, academic planning and counseling, leadership training, test preparation, college awareness and enrichment, and teacher professional development. In 2005, we published a book about our work, Success By Design: The Work of the Educational Partnership Center, with support from the California Academic Partnership Program.

Our collaborations with our partners have been successful in many areas including:

  • Raising middle school mathematics scores steadily over five years;
  • Increasing college-going rates in high schools; and
  • Increasing transfers from community colleges.

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