EMERGE empowers & prepares high-performing students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from selective colleges & universities across the nation.

The Challenge:
Only 13% of students from Houston's low-income communities earn a post-secondary degree (two or four-year) within ten years of graduating from high school. 

- THECB TEA FY 2008 8th Grade Cohort

In the United States, only 25% of high-achieving students from
low-income communities apply to the nation's most selective colleges and
universities.
 
- True Merit, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 
Who We Are:
1600+
1300+
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150+
EMERGE Fellows: high school students in 10th-12th grade.
EMERGE Scholars:
students enrolled in college.
High schools across the greater
Houston-area
Houston-area school district partners
Selective college partners