EMERGE really helped me understand the college application process—I was exposed to many opportunities such as college visits and summer programs in addition to test preparation and essay writing workshops,” said Eastwood Academy senior and EMERGE Scholar Josue Sanchez. “I’ll be attending Amherst College in the fall, without needing to take out any loans, and studying political science.
The EMERGE Fellowship is a Houston-based nonprofit organization that partners with school districts such as HISD to empower and prepare high-performing students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from selective colleges and universities across the nation. This past year, EMERGE-HISD has worked with more than 786 students across 44 HISD high schools, changing lives and futures for both students and their families.
To learn more about EMERGE, visit www.HoustonISD.org/EMERGE.