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One of CREATE's central objectives is to develop collaborative relations with local schools, districts, and community programs to collectively enhance education opportunities in the San Diego region. We consider all of our work at CREATE "partnership" work linking the local community and our campus.

We link campus partners to the region's schools, school districts, community organizations, and industry—and, we network local education innovators to one another. As an organization, CREATE supports several official UC San Diego school partnerships; we also link to hundreds of additional schools through ongoing systemic partnerships with the Vista Unified School District, San Diego Unified School District, Sweetwater Union High School District, and Chula Vista Elementary School District. Our CREATE STEM Success Initiative is our newest collective effort supporting education efforts across the San Diego region, linking programs off and on our campus to many hundreds of teachers and thousands of young people and families.

UC San Diego School and District Partnerships

CREATE shepherds longstanding formal UC San Diego partnerships with several schools in the San Diego region. The Preuss School UCSD, on the UC San Diego campus, supports low income students who are the first members of their families to go to college. At Preuss, all students take AP courses and a college preparatory curriculum; Preuss regularly receives both state and national awards for its performance. Gompers Preparatory Academy in Southeast San Diego offers neighborhood students a detracked, college-preparatory curriculum for all students. CREATE also helps to sustain UC San Diego’s historic partnership with Lincoln High School, a comprehensive high school in Southeast San Diego that works with CREATE and other UC San Diego partners to tap opportunities for both students and teachers.

Students accepted to UC San Diego from all three schools receive scholarships from the Chancellors’ Associates Scholars Program (CASP). In 2013, the CASP scholarships were expanded to include first-generation, low-income college-goers from other UC San Diego-connected precollege programs (Reality Changers and Academic Connections), plus transfer students from City College and Imperial Valley College. For more information, seethe school and community partners section on the CASP website. 

UC San Diego Program Partnerships

CREATE partners with numerous other programs at UC San Diego that work to increase local opportunities to learn. Most recently, campus partners have included:

Community Organization Partnerships

Community Organization Partnerships

CREATE is always expanding and cultivating community partnerships focused on supporting young people toward college and careers. Most recently, we have designed, evaluated, and run education programs with many local organizations and initiatives, including the following:

CREATE-hosted Program Partnerships

CREATE is host to two important UC San Diego-based programs that support young people by engaging undergraduates in informal education in community organizations via coursework. 

Regional Partnerships

Finally, with partners across campus and in the community, CREATE also seeks to improve educational opportunity regionally. Our CREATE STEM Success Initiative is our newest collective effort linking campus colleagues to education efforts in the San Diego region.