Partner Programs

TRiO Talent Search collaborates with organizations on the Humboldt State University campus, and throughout Humboldt and Del Norte County in order to serve our diverse student populations. Below are some of our key partners, along with links to learn more about each of these incredible organizations. We are open to working with our community, and welcome new opportunities for collaboration.

Humboldt State University

Humboldt State is our local California State University (CSU) and offers incredible programs that we encourage our students to explore.

We partner with the Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence and support programs housed at HSU. The centers and support programs include:

We also collaborate with HSU Admissions, Housing and Residence Life, and Get Ready Humboldt.

College of the Redwoods

College of the Redwoods is our local California Community College, located in Eureka, with satellite locations in Del Norte and Klamath-Trinity. Many of our students go on to attend academic programs at CR, and we encourage our students to join support programs and take advantage of the resources listed below:

We also collaborate with CR Admissions, Financial Aid, Counseling and Advising, and the Multicultural and Diversity Center.


GEAR UP is a federally funded college preparatory program aimed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP is a cohort model, and works with the same group of students from 7th grade to their first year of postsecondary education. Currently GEAR UP serves the 11th and 12th grade students at Hoopa Valley High School, Del Norte High School, and Eureka High School.

TRIO Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded college preparatory program designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for postsecondary educational success among limited income high school students whose parents do not hold a four year college degree. We work with both the Humboldt State Upward Bound program, and the College of the Redwoods Upward Bound program, which serve students in Humboldt, Trinity, and Del Norte counties.

Humboldt County of Education (HCOE)

HCOE offers a number of incredible programs that many of our students benefit from and participate in. A few programs that we want to highlight are:

  • Decade of Difference - a ten year community initiative designed to prepare youth to contribute productively to society
  • College Connect - a chance for students to visit college classes at HSU or CR
  • Trades Academy - a program that builds on existing high school career technical education and provides additional opportunities to explore options
  • Health Career Exploration Project - an opportunity for high school students to explore healthcare career options Cal-SOAP - support offered through in-class tutoring and workshops on college related topics