From humble beginnings at Chavez High School, EMERGE has become a powerhouse of potential across Houston ISD, guiding more than 2,000 students and alumni to academic and professional success.

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EMERGE is a pivotal force in Houston ISD, propelling students toward unparalleled success in college and beyond. EMERGE currently serves more than 550 Houston ISD high school students and more than 1,200 Houston ISD graduates who are navigating the challenges and triumphs of higher education at 150 colleges and universities nationwide. More than 700 EMERGE alumni from Houston ISD are building their careers at esteemed organizations such as Google, Deloitte, and The New York Times. These milestones are vivid proof of what can be achieved when dedication meets opportunity, highlighting the extraordinary results of our partnership with Houston ISD.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE CLASS OF 2026 ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED. Please use the link below to contact us with any questions about the selection process.

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4400 W 18th St. Houston, TX 77092
Office: 713-967-5219 Fax: 713-967-5216

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