Urban Consortium

Welcome to the Urban Consortium at Passaic County Community College!

The Urban Consortium houses three Pre-College Programs:

  • College Bound/GEAR-UP Program (SMT)
  • PCCC GEAR-UP Program
  • Upward Bound Program
    • Summer Programs

      July 6 – August 13, 2020
      (Mon-Thurs)

    • Virtual Field Trips

      Thursdays
      7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13

    • PCCC Gear Up 8th Graduation Recognition Week

      6/22 – 6/26

    • Gear Up Family Day

      Wednesdays
      7/22 and 8/12

    • Upward Bound HS Senior Graduation Recognition Week

      6/22 – 6/26

    • College Bound Grade 8 and Grade 12 Virtual Recognition Ceremony

      6/29 – 7/2

    College Bound / Gear-Up (Science, Math, Technology) (Back to top of page)

    College Bound/GEAR-UP Program is designed to provide academic enrichment and support for 6th – 12th grade students who currently attend target schools in the Paterson School District.

    The College Bound/GEAR UP program seeks to provide learning opportunities that parallel college prep curriculum, incorporates the NJSLS (New Jersey Student Learning Standards) Curriculum Content standards (CCCS), expands opportunities for hands-on activities, and supports students to select and pursue college majors and careers in the areas of Science, Math or Technology.

    About This Grant

    GEAR-UP Partnership (Back to top of page)

    Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs! This program is a partnership with Paterson Public Schools, specifically with Don Bosco Technical Academy’s (DBTA) eighth grade class of 2020. This program provides academic, counseling and financial literacy services to the DBTA Class of 2020 through their first year of college. Students are supported through workshops, Saturday Academy, Summer Program, field trips, parent events, comprehensive mentoring and more.

    PCCC GEAR UP’s vision is that all students are academically, socially, and financially prepared to enter and complete the postsecondary program or institution of their choice. GEAR UP seeks to build a strong partnership between students, their parents/guardians and schools to ensure student success!

    About This Grant

    Upward Bound (Back to top of page)

    The Upward Bound program is designed to provide academic enrichment and support for 9th – 12th grade students who attend Passaic’s public high schools. Upward Bound services (including classes, transportation, textbooks, meals, and field trips) are provided free-of-charge to all eligible students. Costs are covered by a federally-funded grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
    About This Grant

    Dr. Clarence
    Wright

    Urban Consortium Director
    973-684-5294
    cwright@pccc.edu

    Dr. Zende
    Clark

    Curriculum Specialist
    973-684-5786
    zclark@pccc.edu

    Mrs. Marjorie
    Thompson-Bacchus

    Upward Bound Secretary
    973-684-5294
    mthompson@pccc.edu

    Mrs. Imilsi
    Munoz

    Upward Bound Secretary
    973-684-5910
    imunoz@pccc.edu

    Ms. Tonya
    McCombs, M.E.D.

    GEAR UP Coordinator
    973-684-5912
    tmccombs@pccc.edu

    Mrs. Dawn
    Brunson

    Asst. Director, College Bound/GEAR UP
    973-684-5223
    dbrunson@pccc.edu

    Ms. Jacqueline
    Ghee, MSW, MAPCC

    Upward Bound Coordinator
    973-684-5786
    JGhee@pccc.edu

    Mrs. Sasha
    Ortiz, MSEd

    Upward Bound Counselor Coordinator
    973-684-5966
    Sjimenez@pccc.edu

    Resources

    Click on the links below to learn about other programs at PCCC.

    PCCC STEM Program | Dual Enrollment | EOF | SSS Trio