EMERGE RESULTS
STRUCTURE

EMERGE initially launched in 2010 and operated solely in Houston’s largest school district – Houston Independent School District (HISD). In 2013, EMERGE Founder, Rick Cruz, made the strategic decision to establish a non-profit in order to expand the EMERGE program to serve more students across multiple school districts within the Greater Houston area. As a result, EMERGE is uniquely structured as one entity, however, operates under two separate program models – EMERGE HISD and the EMERGE Non-Profit.

EMERGE NON-PROFIT

The EMERGE Non-Profit team is comprised of 26 employees including six program managers who directly support and deliver our state-of-the-art college advising curriculum to nearly 400 high school students across four Houston-area school districts (Aldine ISD, Klein ISD, Spring Branch ISD, and Spring ISD).

 

28 EMPLOYEES

24 HIGH SCHOOLS

400 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

21 EMPLOYEES

42 HIGH SCHOOLS

1,050 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

EMERGE HISD

In HISD, the EMERGE program managers are employed by and housed within the district. HISD currently has 21 employees including 16 program managers who deliver the college advising curriculum developed by the non-profit to over 950 students across 42 high schools. EMERGE HISD program managers also receive ongoing training and support from the EMERGE Non-Profit team and convene regularly for additional professional development and to maintain unity across the program models.

Houston ISD is the only district partner where the program managers are housed within and paid by the school district.

RESULTS

Before partnering with a district, the EMERGE Non-Profit team does a careful analysis of the district’s needs to ensure that we can make a significant impact. In the districts that we partner with, we found that on average less than 15% of high-performing low-income students enroll at a selective college or university with less than 40% enrolling at a four-year college and over 50% enrolling at a two-year college or not at all. Through our state-of-the-art college advising curriculum and support services provided to our district partners, we are pleased to report the following results for the EMERGE high school class of 2019 for both program models:

EMERGE NON-PROFIT

100%

EMERGE Students

applied to at least one selective college or university

96%

EMERGE Students matriculated to a four-year college or university

93%

EMERGE Students

were accepted to at least one selective college or university

74%

EMERGE Students

matriculated to a selective

four-year college or university

**Aggregated results from Aldine ISD, Klein ISD, Spring Branch ISD, and Spring ISD
EMERGE HISD

100%

EMERGE Students

applied to at least one selective college or university

90%

EMERGE Students matriculated to a four-year college or university

98%

EMERGE Students

were accepted to at least one selective college or university

63%

EMERGE Students

matriculated to a selective

four-year college or university

COLLEGE SCHOLARS
  • 73% of the EMERGE college class of 2019 has graduated from college within four years of high school graduation and 85% of the class is on track to graduate within six years of high school graduation

  • EMERGE alumni have been hired by prestigious companies such as Facebook, Google, Deloitte & Touche, IBM, and Boeing

There are currently over 1,200 students at 150 colleges and universities across the country who all stem from our five district partners: