Upward Bound Program at Occidental College
1600 Campus Road
Jonathan Grady, Ph.D.
â¢ The Upward Bound Program at Occidental College is one of the oldest reoccurring funded Upward Bound programs nationally. â¢ Since the mid 60âs, the Upward Bound Program at Occidental College has serviced over 2,000 students in central and northeast Los Angeles. â¢ Currently, the Upward Bound Program at Occidental College services 122 students at four high schools: Lincoln, Belmont, Franklin, and Wilson High. â¢ The Upward Bound Program at Occidental College started in the height of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 in response to the administration's War on Poverty. â¢ Between 85%-95% of senior participants enroll in a program of postsecondary education by the fall term immediately following high school graduation.
Number of Students Served:
Department of Education
The Occidental College Upward Bound Program assists underrepresented, low income, and first generation students in the central and northeastern sections of Los Angeles with secondary education completion and post-secondary matriculation and completion through one-on-one academic advisement utilizing a case management approach, weekly academic enrichment services and workshops, and summer residential programming. These transformative experiences in turn, promote resiliency, integrity, self-actualization, and the embodiment of competitive greatness so that students become life-long learners who can advocate for themselves and their community.
1. 70% Maintain G.P.A of 2.5 or higher 2. 60% Score of Proficient or higher on Standardized Tests 3. 80% High School Retention/Graduation 4. 50% Completion of AP/Honors Classes 5. 80% Enrollment in College upon High School Graduation 6. 60% College Graduation within 6 years of High School
Leadership and Case Management
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
American Indian or Alaska Native:
Black or African American:
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: