Upward Bound

Upward Bound

Upward Bound (UB) Program emerged as the first federal program from the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Two other programs joined by 1968 to form TRIO, those program were Talent Search and Student Support Services. Today there are nine programs under the TRIO umbrella and seven of them provide services directly to students.

HCC Central Campus

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HCC Central Campus

Upward Bound provides academic opportunities for Yates, Austin, Sam and Northside High Schools Central Campus

HCC Southeast Campus

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HCC Southeast Campus

Upward Bound provides academic opportunities for Milby, Chavez & Sanchez High Schools” Southeast Campus

Upward Bound (UB) Program

Upward Bound is a federal program sponsored by the Department of Education to provide fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college. UB provides opportunities to high school from low income families, and high schools students from families which neither parent holds a bachelor degree, and high students who show an academic need. Mission of UB is to assist high schools to complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. Upward Bound takes a holistic approach in preparing the students academically, personally and emotionally for the future. Upward Bound is a rigorous year round college preparatory program that provides the following services:


1. Academic classes in Math, English, Science, Computers, Foreign Language
2. Academic Advising
3. Tutorials for all subjects
4. Cultural enrichment activities
5. Parent and student workshops
6. University Tours
7. 6 week summer program
8. Work-study and Internships
9. Financial literacy for students and parents

The program has two components, an academic year component and a summer component. During the academic year, the program provides supplemental academic classes, tutoring, academic counseling, life skills classes, and cultural enrichment activities. These classes are held on Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters. Periodically students and their families will have the opportunity to attend workshops on the college entrance process. If you would like more information on each campus please click on the links below: