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CREATE-supported UC San Diego K-12 Outreach Programs

We work with campus colleagues and graduate/undergraduate students to leverage their work and energy to engage local K12 students in opportunities to learn. Some outreach programs also support local community college students, or local teachers.


Faculty Outreach Programs

CREATE helps faculty leverage their work for local students and teachers. We help faculty write outreach plans for grants, and we support access to education partners. When funding allows, we help faculty execute their outreach ideas.

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Student Outreach Programs

CREATE helps UC San Diego students to leverage their knowledge and energy in outreach and service learning to support local students and educators. Some outreach programs are credit-bearing courses; others invite student participation more informally.

CREATE/ERC Math Tutor Corps

Learn to tutor mathematics and help support high school students at San Diego's Lincoln High School. Build your skills in communicating mathematics and supporting youth, while earning course credit!

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TMC/CREATE Partnership Schools Program

Thurgood Marshall College and CREATE have developed a program for students to volunteer or intern at The Preuss School (on the UC San Diego campus) or at Gompers Preparatory Academy in Southeast San Diego. Learn innovative and effective methods of shaping positive outcomes for low-income, first-generation college-bound youth while earning course credit.

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Engaging K-12 students in STEM at an early age helps to develop their STEM identity, reinforces their sense of belonging, and can ultimately influence their decision to pursue higher education and STEM careers. Develop your skills in STEM communication and to “give back” to communities in our region!

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CREATE encourages students to join the Partners at Learning (PAL) Program through UC San Diego's Education Studies Department. In PAL classes, UC San Diego undergraduates gain invaluable skills and experience through working with the region’s P-12 students and schools as tutors, mentors and researchers.

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Join Education Corps at CSI

Explore Education Corps and other projects at UC San Diego's Center for Student Involvement (CSI). The CSI offers a host of opportunities for learning, community building, student service initiatives, leadership program and engagement outside the classroom. Education Corps works with local schools throughout our region.

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Have an outreach idea?

If you're a UC San Diego student with an outreach idea, CREATE wants to support you! Contact Beto Vasquez, K-14 academic preparation specialist in CREATE to design a programming with maximum impact in the community!

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