University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

P: (617) 287-5845
F: (617) 287-5815

Director: Kunthary Thai-Johnson

Contact: Kunthary Thai-Johnson
P: (617) 287-5845
F: (617) 287-5815

UMASS Boston Upward Bound Program

Year Program Started: 1966

Max. Participants/Year: 126

Application Deadline: October and March

Program Timeframe: September - May and summer (June - August)

Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: counseling, mentoring, career/academic planning, tutoring, cultural activities

Program Attributes: non-credit, books/supplies provided, stipend provided, counseling provided, mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: matriculation at this school, area of residence (Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, South Boston, or Jamaica Plain), disadvantaged status (low-income, potential first-generation college bound students), students at high risk of academic failure

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: science (social, behavioral), science, math, foreign language, English literature and composition

Additional Comments: This program is open to students from J. E. Burke, Excel, Dorchester, and Madison Park High Schools.