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Cal Poly Pomona (Upward Bound)

  • Cal Poly Pomona (Upward Bound)
  • 3801 W. Temple Ave.
    Bldg 13-D, Room 13
  • Pomona, CA 91768
  • 909- 869-3231
  • Jose Salcedo
  • Program Coordinator
  • 909-869-3986

Program Description

What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound is a federally funded program through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is sponsored by the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). The program is designed to help prepare high school students for success in postsecondary education free of charge.

The goal of UB is to provide assistance to eligible high school students who demonstrate potential to succeed in college. Eligible participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be economically disadvantaged, and be a potential first generation to college student.

Mission Statement

The Upward Bound Classic Programs at Cal Poly Pomona are designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school among low-income and potential first-generation college students who are enrolled in Montclair High School, Ontario High School, Garey High School, Pomona High School, Village Academy High School, Chino High School, Don Antonio Lugo High School, Chaffey High School, Fremont Academy of Engineering Design, and Ganesha High School. UB assists students in successful completion of high school and entry into postsecondary education by accomplishing program goals and objectives. All services and activities are offered and provided at no cost to participants or their families. Each program component is geared to assist students to become (1) more informed of the educational, social, and cultural opportunities available at postsecondary institutions, (2) acquaint participants with the range of career options available to them, (3) assist students in developing and implementing effective life skills, and (4) assist students in successfully gaining admittance and being retained at postsecondary institutions.

Student Participants

A total of 215 students participate in this year-round program. High school students are selected from target high school sites as part of the mission statement. Students participate until their high school graduation. Once students gain admission to a postsecondary institution of their choice, UB connects students with post-secondary programs that help to retain students in college until graduation. All students are tracked for up to 6 years after high school graduation or until they successfully complete a postsecondary education degree program of study.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Leadership development
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 215
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%