Upward Bound

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Welcome to Upward Bound 

The Upward Bound Program (UB) at CSUDH offers a wide network of support services that help ensure academic and personal success for 185 first-generation, low-income students. Upward Bound is designed to increase high school retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students. The program also strives to enhance participants’ potential for acceptance to and graduation from four-year universities and professional schools. UB is part of the federally-funded TRIO programs that help disadvantaged students overcome environmental, cultural, and academic barriers to higher education. 

  • Our LAUSD Upward Bound project was first funded in 2007 and serves students attending Carson and Gardena High School. 
  • Our CVUHSD Upward Bound project was first funded in 2012 and serves students attending Hawthorne and Leuzinger High School. 
  • Our Jefferson Upward Bound project was first funded in 2017 and serves students attending Thomas Jefferson High School. 
Our Mission

The mission of the Upward Bound Program at the CSUDH is to assist low-income, first-generation high school students in the successful completion of their secondary education and prepare them academically and socially for enrollment into higher education. We begin by building an atmosphere that enhances positive self-esteem while fostering unity and collaboration to help students value themselves and their culture, and to envision their own success. Upward Bound helps students achieve their maximum potential.

Target Schools Served

LAUSD Upward Bound Project 

  • Carson High School 
  • Gardena High School 

CVUHSD Upward Bound Project 

  • Hawthorne High School 
  • Leuzinger High School 

Jefferson Upward Bound Project 

  • Thomas Jefferson High School 
  • Academic Advising 
  • Monitoring of academic progress 
  • Career and college exploration 
  • Tutoring 
  • SAT/ACT Preparation 
  • College Campus Tours 
  • Saturday Sessions 
  • 6-Week Summer Program 
  • Non-Cognitive Skills Workshops 
  • Cultural Field Trips 
  • Scholarship search assistance & assistance with financial aid application 
  • Parent Training 

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