We offer services that empower high school students to overcome class, social, and cultural barriers on their path to higher education.
Upward Bound (UB) was the first of many TRIO programs to be born out of a time where people demanded educational opportunities for everyone. It was not only a matter of access but also a response to poverty. Ideas of educational opportunity emerged from the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 in response to the administration’s “War on Poverty”, The Economic Opportunity Act of 1965, and Higher Education Amendments that began in the 1970’s until the 1990’s. The term “TRIO” was coined in the late 1960’s and was used to describe all the federally funded programs that came out of the previously mentioned acts. The term TRIO encompasses UB, Educational Talent Search, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, and Training Programs for Federal TRIO Programs, McNair Scholar program, and UB Math/Science program