inspirED was established in 2014 by Higher Education Servicing Corporation with the mission to inspire students to achieve a higher education by promoting a college-going culture through educational outreach activities, services and community partnerships.
To accomplish this mission, inspirED provides high school and community-based GO Centers, college prep and financial aid presentations and workshops, high school counselor trainings, and special higher education events including our annual Destination Success college forum – and we do it all for free!
inspirED is excited to share the news of our first annual report! Our 2014-15 program year was full of change, growth and successes as we rebranded our outreach division to inspirED, grew our total number of GO Centers, nearly doubled the number of outreach focused staff and mentors, and continued to expand our community partnerships.
Last year was a great success for inspirED, and we’re proud to share all of the details with you in our 2014-15 Annual Report.
If you have questions or comments regarding our report, please contact Chris Alvarado, Director of Community Affairs, at 817-265-9158 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Create a postsecondary education focused culture in Arlington and the surrounding communities we serve
Increase the number of individuals who participate in programs
Offer effective one-on-one college and career advising, guidance and support to students we serve
Increase the number of individuals served at our GO Centers
Participate in community engagement efforts aimed at improving quality of life through the promotion of a college-going culture
Increase the number of effective, quality community partnerships
Hi, my name is Hugo Salazar – I work for inspirED as a GO Center Mentor and currently attend Tarrant County College (TCC). I graduated in 2013 from Sam Houston High School in Arlington, Texas, where I’ve lived most of my life. My younger sister, Nora, is currently a junior at Sam Houston High School. My parents, Eleuterio and Nora, have always made education a high priority for my sister and me because they understand how important education is in today’s world and the doors that it can open for us both.
My parents’ encouragement helped me decide to go to college, but there were many others that helped guide me through the actual steps to get to college, which is how I first became involved with the GO Center. Two advocates that stand out the most for me include Cynthia Carter, Sam Houston Counselor extraordinaire, and Margaret Oaikena, former TCU Advise TX Adviser and current inspirED Outreach Coordinator.