UCI's Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP) in the School of Education, the first of its kind in the UC system, creates collaborations that support preparation for and success in higher education. The CFEP was created in 1996 to employ new strategies to address ongoing systemic educational inequities and ensure equal access to higher education for all. CFEP programs and services focus on students facing economic challenges and those who would be the first in their families to pursue higher education.
Programs offered throughout the academic year and during the summer provide academic and enrichment opportunities for K-12 students, community college and undergraduate students, and K-12 educators. Working collaboratively with schools and communities, the CFEP’s programs impact more than 12,000 students annually, including more than 900 students enrolled in CFEP's 23 summer offerings.
In commenting on the impact of CFEP programs, Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Education Partnerships, communicated, “CFEP has been key to UCI’s efforts to create greater educational equity in our region in and increase social mobility. The programs we offer, simply put, can be life changing.”
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K-12 Student Programs
CFEP collaborates with school districts, community-based organizations, community colleges, and four-year institutions to work on multiple initiatives aimed at the ultimate goal of increased student academic achievement and college access.
CFEP partners with local community colleges to increase the community college transfer rates to four-year institutions through academic preparation strategies that include individual and group academic advising, summer residential institutes, and financial aid resources.
CFEP assists UC Irvine students with transition and matriculation by offering tailored services, educational programming, and mentorship to a variety of diverse student populations.
K-12 Teacher Programs
CFEP provides effective research-based teaching strategies that focus on (a) deepening teacher and student content knowledge and (b) integrating methods aligned to the California Standards and Frameworks. Programs are offered at school and district sites as well as at the UCI campus.