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COPE, Inc. Upward Bound

  • COPE, Inc. Upward Bound
  • 904 13th Street
  • Alexandria, LA 71301
  • Elizabeth Ford
  • Upward Bound Project Coordinator
  • (318) 767-0707

Program Description

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

Upward Bound Project Advisors provide individual and group advisement counseling and guidance. Students are involved in informational workshops during the bi-monthly visits to their schools and the summer six week component. The informational workshops provide motivation and reinforcement on the academic skills necessary for secondary and post-secondary education success.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 4%
  • White: 37%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 4%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 19%
  • Other: 1%
  • African American: 35%

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%