- Worldwide communications giant AT&T has awarded a $300,000 gift to The
University of Texas at Arlington to strengthen its high school-based college
readiness offices called GO Centers.
funds are part of the AT&T
Aspire program, the company’s $350
million initiative to help students graduate from high school ready for college
or a career.
- Arlington High School
- Lamar High School
- Juan Seguin High School
- Martin High School
- Venture High School
Fort Worth ISD
- Eastern Hills High School
- Western Hills High School
- Southwest High School
- Dunbar High School
- Arlington Heights High School
Grand Prairie ISD
- South Grand Prairie High School
- Dubiski High School
- Crosswinds High School
- Summit High School
- Timberview High School
- Frontier High School
- Alternative Education Center
- Lake Ridge High School
our Aspire educational initiative, AT&T is proud to support the work of The
University of Texas at Arlington,” said Holly Reed, the company’s regional vice
president for external affairs. “UT Arlington is working to ensure more Texas
students are on the path to not only graduate from high school, but also reach
for and achieve a successful future in college.”
program recently expanded from 14 to 19 GO Centers. They are in the Arlington,
Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Everman and Fort Worth school districts. The new contribution
will allow UT Arlington to boost staffing and administration for the centers.
are grateful that we can continue to reach out to young students who desire to
attend college but lack support – especially the traditionally
underrepresented,” said Carla Amaro-Jiménez, assistant professor of
bilingual/ESL education in the College of Education and Health Professions and director of the GO Center program. Others
involved include Ann Cavallo, professor of curriculum and instruction, Luis
Rosado, director of the College of Education and Health Professions’ Center for
Bilingual Education, Greg Hale, director of the Science Education and Career
Center in the College of Science, and Holly Hungerford-Kresser, assistant
professor of curriculum and instruction.
the next two years, Amaro-Jiménez and her team will research the underlying
reasons for the success of the GO Centers. “AT&T is also interested in determining
why the GO Centers are effective, for whom they are most effective, and under
what conditions,” she said.
the past three years, more than 18,000 students have received support through
the GO Centers.
gift also will allow the return of UT Arlington’s college access and readiness
parent workshops and summer camps for middle school students – which are all
part of the Pathways to College Access and Readiness program.
parent workshops will be open to parents in the five local school districts
participating in the program. One workshop will be held this fall, and two
workshops will be held in the spring. These workshops will be free and offered
by bilingual speakers.
or students interested in the GO Centers or Pathways to College Access and
Readiness program may contact Carla Amaro-Jiménez at 817-272-3346 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of more
than 33,200 students in the heart of North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.
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