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We partner to design opportunities to learn.

We're an energetic education research and partnership center addressing one of the major challenges facing California and San Diego: getting our diverse community of young people prepared for, admitted to, and succeeding in college and careers.

We envision the San Diego region as a network of K-20 partners working together to support young people’s growth.

CREATE houses an innovative team of researchers, youth mentors, and professional development experts working with the region’s teachers.

Our Programs

Teacher Professional Development

CREATE offers extensive professional development opportunities for practicing teachers.


Student Academic Preparation Programs

CREATE houses the UC-funded Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) and the federally-funded TRIO Outreach Programs.

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Undergraduate Service Learning Programs

CREATE supports outreach projects linking UC San Diego undergraduates to local students.