We Are inspirED
inspirED was established in 2014 by the Higher
Corporation with the mission to inspire students to achieve a higher education by promoting a
college-going and career-focused culture through educational outreach activities, services and
To accomplish this mission, inspirED provides the following services – and we do it all for free!
Mentoring students one-on-one to be college and career ready
Offering College Prep & FAFSA presentations at no cost
High school counselor trainings and events
College and career expos for students and parents
A Story of Success
Hi, my name is Hugo Salazar – I work for inspirED as a GO Center
and currently attend
Tarrant County College (TCC). I graduated in 2013 from Sam Houston High School in Arlington,
Texas, where I’ve lived most of my life. My younger sister, Nora, is currently a junior at
Sam Houston High School. My parents, Eleuterio and Nora, have always made education a high
priority for my sister and me because they understand how important education is in today’s
world and the doors that it can open for us both. My parents’ encouragement helped me decide
to go to college, but there were many others that helped guide me through the actual steps to
get to college, which is how I first became involved with the GO Center. Two advocates that
stand out the most for me include Cynthia Carter, Sam Houston Counselor extraordinaire, and
Margaret Oaikena, former TCU Advise TX Adviser and current inspirED Outreach Coordinator.
inspirED is excited to share our annual report! Our 2022-2023 program year was full of change, growth, challenges and successes as we continued to expand our community impact. We’re proud to share all of the details with you in our Annual Report. If you have questions or comments regarding our report, please contact Leslie Birdow at firstname.lastname@example.org.