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April Student Spotlight: Eliaser Almodovar
Eliaser Almodovar is a junior at Bridgeport Military Academy. His passion for learning new things and interest in achieving his college and career goals did not go unnoticed by GEAR UP advisor Natavia Mclean. Eliaser, a native of New Haven, was raised in Bridgeport, has participated in GEAR UP since 7th grade.
In February, Eliaser attended the Career Shadowing Day for GEAR UP students at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. He enjoyed touring the various departments of the Medical Center as well as St. Vincent’s College. What he liked most about the event was learning about the variety of careers in the medical industry. This sparked his interest in further
Partner Spotlight: Burroughs Community Center
The Burroughs Community Center has a longstanding history of partnering with GEAR UP. The Center originally housed offices for the Connecticut State GEAR UP and Bridgeport Public Schools GEAR UP Project in 1999. Since then, the Burroughs Center has hosted many professional workshops for administrators, teachers and staff in the District. The Yale-Bridgeport GEAR UP project is proud to have the Burroughs Community Center as one of our partners.