Congressman Richard Hanna last week met with Utica GEAR UP
representatives to discuss how the program supports low-income students
and their families on their journey to succeed in college and beyond.
The program is a federally funded partnership between Mohawk Valley
Community College, Utica City School District, Utica Safe Schools,
Workforce Investment Board, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency,
Oneida County Government, Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees,
and other local organizations. GEAR UP has helped so many students in
our community become academically, financially and socially prepared to
enter and complete college.
A quality education is one of the single most important factors in
determining an individual's success in life. Programs like GEAR UP help
ensure that every child has an equal chance to obtain a high quality