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NJ GEAR UP State Project Programs

The following programs are sponsored by the GEAR UP grant administered by  Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. Several partnership programs are offered through a separate grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Please note that these websites are not maintained by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. Please direct questions to the staff of the program in your city.
Atlantic City/Pleasantville
GEAR UP Atlantic City and Pleasantville
Atlantic Cape Community College
1535 Bacharach Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Mr. Sherwood Taylor, Director of Workforce Development 
(609) 343-4816 phone 
(609) 343-4854 fax

NJ GEAR UP at Atlantic Cape Community College

Target Schools

  • Dr. MLK Jr School
  • Pleasantville MS
  • Sovereign Avenue School
  • Uptown School Complex
  • Atlantic City HS
  • Pleasantville HS
CCC & Bridgeton Public Schools GEAR UP for Success
Cumberland County College
P.O. Box 1500 College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08362-1500

Ms. Mona J. Davis, Director
(856) 691-8600 phone

NJ GEAR UP at Cumberland County College
Target Schools
  • Broad Street School
  • Buckshutem Road School
  • Cherry Street School
  • ExCel Program
  • Quarter Mile Lane School
  • West Avenue School
  • Indian Avenue School
  • Bridgeton HS
Rowan University
200 N. Broadway
Camden, NJ 08102

Ms. Winona Wigfall, Director of Pre-College Programs
(856) 361–2920 phone
(856) 361–2932 fax

NJ GEAR UP at Rowan University

Target Schools

  • Coopers Poynt ES
  • O.V. Catto ES
  • R.T. Cream ES
  • U.S. Wiggins
  • East Camden MS
  • Brimm Medical Arts HS
  • Camden HS
  • MetEast HS
  • The Creative Arts/Morgan Village Academy
  • Woodrow Wilson HS
Jersey City
College Bound/GEAR UP
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Ms. Valerie Boseman, Director of Precollege Programs
(201) 200-2347 phone
(201) 200-2348 fax

NJ GEAR UP at New Jersey City University

Target Schools
  • Chaplin Charles Watters School PS #24
  • Ezra L. Nolan School PS #40
  • Henry Snyder HS
  • James F. Murray School PS #38
  • Lincoln HS
  • Mahatma K. Gandhi School PS #23
  • Martin Center for the Arts PS #41
  • Ollie Culbreth, Jr. School PS #14
  • University Academy Charter HS
  • Whitney M. Young, Jr. School PS #15
Consortium for Pre-College Education in
Greater Newark/GEAR UP

New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102-1982

Mr. Craig A. Stanley, Director
(973) 596-3684 phone
(973) 642-4195 fax

NJ GEAR UP at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Target Schools
  • Hawkins Street ES
  • Hawthorne Avenue ES
  • Lafayette Street ES
  • Luis Munoz Marin ES
  • Park ES
  • Quitman Street ES
  • Rafael Hernandez ES
  • Ridge Street ES
  • Sussex Avenue ES
  • Wilson Avenue ES
  • Barringer HS
  • Central HS
  • East Side HS
College Bound SMT/GEAR UP
NJ GEAR UP at Passaic County Community College
One College Blvd.
Paterson, NJ 07505

Mr. Clarence Wright, Director of Urban Consortium
(973) 684-5201 phone
(973) 279-9327 fax

NJ GEAR UP at Passaic County Community College

Target Schools

  • PS #2 ES
  • Academy of Performing Arts ES - PS #6
  • PS #10 ES
  • East Side HS
    • School of Information Technology
    • School of Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism
    • School of Government Public Administration
  • J. F. Kennedy HS
    • School of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
    • School of Education & Training
    • School of Business Technology
    • School of Architecture & Construction Trades
  • International HS
    • Garrett Morgan Academy of Transportation & Engineering

SCC & Penns Grove – Carneys Point Regional School District NJ GEAR UP for Success
Salem Community College
460 Hollywood Avenue
Carneys Point, NJ 08069

Ms. Mary Ellen Hassler, Director of Workforce Development
(856) 351–2651 phone
(856) 351–2634 fax

NJ GEAR UP at Salem Community College
Target Schools
  • Penns Grove Middle School
  • Penns Grove High School
Project S.M.I.L.E./GEAR UP
Mercer County Community College
P.O. Box 17202
Trenton, NJ 08690

Mr. Wayne Murray, Director
(609) 570-3158 phone
(609) 570-3117 fax

NJ GEAR UP at Mercer County Community College

Target Schools
  • Grace Dunn MS
  • Hedgepeth-Williams MS
  • Joyce Kilmer ES
  • Luis Munoz Rivera MS
  • Trenton Central HS, including West and North campuses



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