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Waubonsee Community College Upward Bound

  • Robert Cook
  • TRIO Upward Bound Manager
  • (630) 466-6800

Program Description

The Waubonsee Community College Upward Bound Program is a college preparatory program that serves participants at East Aurora High School (EAHS), Aurora IL. Based at EAHS since 2007, the program provides the support and motivation necessary for students to graduate high school and earn a post-secondary degree in a timely fashion. The program operates throughout the academic year, providing services to students at EAHS during the school day and holding after-school tutoring sessions. A six-week academic summer program is hosted at the Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove campus. The Waubonsee Upward Bound Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is a unit of Student Development at Waubonsee Community College.

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
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 82%
  • Other: 5%
  • African American: 13%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 55
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 80%