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One of CREATE's central objectives is to develop partnerships linking UCSD’s campus with local schools, districts, and community programs to co-create and increase education opportunities in the San Diego region.

As our “cake” image below suggests, CREATE partnerships support youth concretely to prepare for UC San Diego and universities like it, while also working to strengthen the college-going foundation and perception of UC San Diego overall across our region. In our “systems focused” work, we invest in the educators, schools, and districts that serve the region’s youth. Others across our campus can then support prepared students to apply and attend (the top layers).




Outreach/Partnership Design and Community-Building

We link campus partners to the region's schools, school districts, community organizations, and industry. We network local educators and campus partners to one another. CREATE supports all UC San Diego Divisions and departments, official UC San Diego school partnerships, and hundreds of additional schools through ongoing systemic partnerships with the region’s major school districts.

With partners across campus and in the community, CREATE seeks to improve educational opportunity regionally. 

CREATE always has major grants and partnership projects in progress that are pursuing key education equity goals in our region and beyond. Here is a sample of current projects.

We help colleagues leverage our university’s resources in partnership with the San Diego educational community’s, so together we create more equitable educational opportunities across our region. Our biggest such initiative is The CREATE STEM Success Initiative, which has worked with hundreds of campus and community colleagues for a decade to create and spread STEM learning opportunities K20. 

We also pursue Priority Partnerships with key entities for sustained collaboration.