Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in our partner High Schools, Yerba Buena, and W.C. Overfelt in their preparation for college entrance and enrollment.  

  • 81% of UB participants complete a high school diploma 
  • 100% of UB participants enroll in a postsecondary education 
  • 92% of UB participants have above a 2.5 GPA

Program Services

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

Summer Academic Residential Program

The Summer Residential program stimulates a six-week college-going experience. Students engage in five weeks of college courses and one week at a university residence hall with Upward Bound program participants and staff. Students engage in cultural, academic, and extracurricular enrichment to establish a college-ready foundation to succeed in college.  

Universities the program has stayed at:

  • San Jose State University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Clara University
  • Cal State East Bay
  • University of the Pacific
  • San Francisco State University

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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


Juan Manriquez 


Mounthasone Bott

Student Retention Assistant


Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm

Student Service Center, SC-204