TRIO Upward Bound

​​​TRiO UB Intro

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.


Program Services

  • Academic Mentoring
  • Workshops/Seminars
  • Tutoring
  • Enrichment Courses
  • University/Cultural Field Trips
  • Summer Residential
  • Friends/Networking

Summer Academic Residential Program

A 6 week experience designed to stimulate and inspire students to apply and enroll in a post-secondary college/university.  Students take enrichment courses and engage in extracurricular activities to become familiar with the college experience. Student will stay and live at university dorm rooms with other upward bound program participants and staff.  This is a major programming event that all students need to take part in to truly experience the upward bound program. 

Universities the program has stayed at:
  • San Jose State University
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Clara University
  • Cal State East Bay
  • University of the Pacific
  • San Francisco State University


Target HS

  • William C. Overfelt HS
  • Yerba Buena HS

Program Eligibility

  • First-generation and Low-income
  • GPA of 2.5 Cumulative (3.0 incoming freshmen)
  • Incoming 9th grader or up
  • Desire to be in program

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00am-5:00pm
(or by appointment)

Location: Student Service Center, SC-211
michael.osorio@evc.edu
408-223-6764​

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