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GECAC Upward Bound

  • GECAC Upward Bound
  • 18 West 9th St.
  • Eerie, PA 16501
  • Frank DelleCurti
  • Program Director
  • (814) 490-5765

Program Description

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for the participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families where 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 post-secondary education. Working collaboratively with Edinboro University of PA and several school districts in Erie County, the program offers services at the students� home schools and on the campus of Edinboro University of PA during the academic year and during a six-week summer session.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 74
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Gannon University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College