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Northeastern Illinois University Upward Bound Math & Science

  • Northeastern Illinois University Upward Bound Math & Science
  • 770 N. Halsted St.
    Suite 420
  • Chicago, IL 60642
  • 312) 569 - 0288
  • Shana Kachaochana
  • Educational Facilitator
  • (312) 563 - 7111

Program Description

The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science, encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in math and science, and to ultimately have careers in the field of math and science. First awarded in September of 2003, the TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science is housed at the Center for College Access and Success of Northeastern Illinois University. The program serves 75 eligible high school students from six Chicago public high schools and three high schools in the Cicero/Berwyn suburbs. All program services are offered at no cost to eligible participants. The TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science program is funded by a grant from the U.S Department of Education.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 75
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%