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Illinois Eastern Community College (Upward Bound East)

  • Illinois Eastern Community College (Upward Bound East)
  • 11220 State HWY 1
  • Robinson, IL 62454
  • 618-544-8657
  • Brandon Weger
  • Director, Upward Bound East
  • (618) 544-8657 x1470

Program Description

TRiO Upward Bound Program through Illinois Eastern Community Colleges is a federally funded college preparatory program designed to provide academic support, personal/career counseling and cultural enrichment to participants who have the academic ability for completion of post-secondary degree. The ultimate goal of the TRiO Upward Bound Program is to generate the pre-collegiate academic skills and motivation necessary for success in post-secondary education. Services are provided to high school participants during an Academic Year Component, a Summer Year Component and a Summer Bridge Component.

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
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 65
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

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


  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 75%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 75%