Upward Bound Program

Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908-1991

P: (401) 456-8081
F: (401) 456-4725

Director: Claudia Y. Erazo-Conrad

Contact: Cindy Fusco
P: (401) 456-8081
F: (401) 456-4725

Upward Bound Program

Year Program started: 1966

Max. Participants/Year: 150

Application Deadline: varies each year

Program Timeframe: year-round

Academic Level Targeted: Grades 9-12

Racial/Ethnic Focus: Any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: Career/academic planning, Counseling, Education, Mentoring

Program Attributes: Non-credit, Books/supplies provided, Stipend provided, Counseling provided, Mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (grades 9, 10 and 11), disadvantaged status (low-income students), GPA/academic standing (in need of academic support), potential first-generation college bound students

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: biology, chemistry, physics

Additional Comments: Upward Bound serves high school students who meet federal and program criteria, and who attend one of six target high schools: Central Falls, East Providence, Shea, Central, Hope, and Mount Pleasant. The program offers temporary employment opportunities during the summer and academic year components, e.g., teaching, tutoring, residential advising/tutoring positions.