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Roosevelt University Upward Bound

  • Roosevelt University Upward Bound
  • 430 S. Michigan Avenue
    AUD 12th Floor
  • Chicago, IL 60605
  • 1964

Program Description

Roosevelt University Upward Bound is housed at Roosevelt University and has been active since its inception in 1964. Our program currently serves over 100 students from the Little Village and Lawndale communities. Students involved with the program have the opportunity to visit colleges, receive one-on-one tutoring, travel, participate in a summer college residency, and much more. Our students go on to become Posse Scholars and Gates Millennium Scholars and attend schools such as the University of Chicago, SIU-Carbondale, Cornell University, and Mizzou.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Cornell University
  • DePaul University (1)
  • Elmhurst University (1)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Missouri-Columbia