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ASPIRA Inc. de Puerto Rico (Upward Bound)

  • ASPIRA Inc. de Puerto Rico (Upward Bound)
  • P.O. Box 29132
  • Rio Piedras, PR 00929

Program Description


To promote improved quality of life and socio-economic welfare of Puerto Rico through the education and leadership development of the individual, family, and community.

Aspira is a creative and reliable community based organization recognized for its high quality, relevance and integration of its programs and services. Upward Bound aims to improve the number of participants who complete their secondary education, enroll and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. We provide services to low-income students whose parents have not earned a bachelor's degree and who need to improve their academic skills. This program is sponsored by the United States Department of Education .

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 0
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 3400

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 91%