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Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families, high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree, and low-income, first-generation military veterans who are preparing to enter postsecondary education. Read more about Upward Bound.

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If you are interested in participating in the Upward Bound Progam Download the Pre-Screening Questionnaire (PDF PDF Logo, 178 KB).


Northern California College Tour

It’s that time again so, pack your bags for our annual Northern California College Tour! April 6-8, UB will take all eligible students to visit college campuses in northern California. This is a great opportunity for students to explore schools outside of their communities. This year we have a campus list including: Fresno State, Fresno Pacific University, San Francisco State, UC Davis and UC Merced. Keep in mind that senior year is just around the corner, making this the perfect time to visit as many campuses as possible. Space is limited for this trip; seats will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis. Only students who submit all required documents by the due date will be reserved a seat.


Reminder: Only students who have passing grades and good Saturday tutorial attendance will be allowed to go on this field trip. Seniors who have applied to a school on the trip will be invited. Participants must attend the mandatory parent and student orientation, or the student will not be included on the trip. Contact Sabrina Fulghum with any questions at


When: April 6-8      


Stellar Student: April 2015

 Leslie Marin

This month’s stellar student is someone who has shown tremendous growth, resilience and dedication throughout her years in the Upward Bound Program. She has given ever so much and asked for so little in return. We are proud and honored to recognize Leslie Marin as this month’s Stellar Student. Although long overdue, the Upward Bound family wants to officially

acknowledge Miss. Marin for all the hard work she has dedicated to the program. Not only is she an active participant, but she has gracefully lived up to the expectations of the Student Government Association president. We also want to congratulate her for being accepted into both College of the Canyons and Cal State Los Angeles. We are extremely proud of the person you have become. Don’t forget about us, and make sure you come visit during your breaks! 


  • April 4, 2015 CBA-140
  • April 18, 2015 CBA-140

Note: Saturday Tutorials are mandatory for all students. Unexcused absences may result in dismissal from the program. If you have any questions or will not be attending any of the listed dates please contact your Educational Career Advisor.

View full Calendar of Events


    Test Date                        Deadline Date

  • May 2, 2015                    April 6, 2015
  • June 6, 2015                  May 8, 2015


    Test Date                        Deadline Date

  • April 18 , 2015              March 13, 2015
  • June 13, 2015              May 8, 2015

Please contact your Educational Career Advisor for more information regarding Registration Deadlines and fee waivers.

UB Informed

Read the UB Informed now! (PDF PDF Logo, 1.36 MB).

UB Recruitment

ATTENTION: Students, parents and friends! Upward Bound is in the process of recruiting new students from some of our participating high schools. See below for a list of the schools that are currently open for recruitment. If a school is not listed, the application will be placed on a waiting list and will be considered at a later date. If you are interested in applying for the program, download an application at

Schools Open for Recuritment

Cabrillo HS

Jordan HS

Paramount HS

John Glenn HS

Gardena HS

Compton HS.

After School Tutoring Schedule

Upward Bound recommends tutoring for all students, but requires it for new students and those with low grades in the past. We provide free tutoring to students at our Tutorial Center located on the second floor of the 5500 E. Atherton offices building Monday 3-5. This site serves Wilson, Millikan, Renaissance, Poly, and Lakewood High Schools. Tutors are also out in the community at the following locations and times.

Monday: 3:30 - 4:30

John Glenn High School Career Ctr.

13520 Shoemaker Ave

Norwalk, CA 90650

Tuesday: 3:15 - 4:30

Jordan High School Career Center

6500 Atlantic Ave

Long Beach, CA 90805

Carson MLK Library (3:30 - 5)

17906 S Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA 90746

Dominguez High School Library (3-4)

15301 S San Jose Ave

Compton, CA 90221

Wednesday: 3:30 - 5

Paramount High School Rm #7

14429 Downey Ave

Paramount, Ca 90723

Paramount Public Library (5-7:30)

16254 Colorado Ave

Paramount, Ca 90723

Compton Central Library (4-5:30)

240 N Central Ave

Compton, CA 90220


Thursday: 3:15 - 4:30

Jordan High School Career Center

6500 Atlantic Ave

Long Beach, CA 90805

Extra Tutoring Resources: The Khan Academy website where you will find very simple-to-understand videos that explain concepts and information on a variety of subjects, such as algebra, geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus, biology, chemistry, physics and more. You can earn extra points by registering with your "COACH."

Saturday Tutorial Reminder

Saturday Tutorials are mandatory for all students. Three or more unexcused absences may result in dismissal from the Upward Bound Program. If you have any questions or concerns contact your Education Career Advisor.

Parking on Saturdays

This is a reminder that Upward Bound is unable to issue parking permits to parents and students during Saturday Tutorials. In order to avoid receiving a parking citation, you must purchase a $5.00 all-day parking permit from one of the Yellow Kiosk and you must park in an assigned parking lot. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • General Parking Lots:
    • 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 and Parking Structure.

Please do not park in any of the restricted lots, you will be ticketed at your expense whether you have purchased a parking permit or not. Remember to check for posted signs.