Continued Service to the Houston Community


The next program for the College Readiness Initiative is the Summer Bridge, offering two weeks in Algebra Readiness and Communications for incoming freshmen of participating districts June 9-12 and 16-19 at Rice University.

In September 2011, the Houston Endowment sponsored a collaborative between our Center for College Readiness and the AVID Center in partnership with the College Board to address the need for a comprehensive college readiness system in Houston. The collaborative, known as the College Readiness Initiative, is committed to helping students in 13 Houston-area school districts prepare to succeed in academically rigorous courses through carefully constructed learning opportunities to increase the number of students who graduate high school ready for college.

In May, the Houston Endowment chose to extend the funding for the College Readiness Initiative through the 2014-2015 academic school year, allowing us to continue on with this valuable service to the greater Houston community.

“We are very thankful to the Houston Endowment for allowing us the opportunity to continue our work with 13 Houston-area districts,” said Jennifer Gigliotti, EdD, executive director of the Center for College Readiness and associate dean of the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University. “Through this grant extension, we will continue to serve more than 3,000 students and teachers in 2014-2015 with professional development and student enrichment for college readiness.”
Bret Newcomb


Bret Newcomb, Marketing Specialist

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