12-11 40t Ave
Long Island City
Urban Upbound provides public housing residents and other low-income New Yorkers with the tools and resources needed to achieve economic mobility and self-sufficiency, and to break cycles of poverty. Urban Upbound achieves these objectives through its integrated model of five programs which serve over 6,000 individuals per year, approximately 60% of whom live in five public housing developments in Queens: College Access/Youth Development, Employment Services, Financial Counseling, Community Revitalization, and a Federal
Number of Students Served:
Private foundations, individuals, and DYCD
Urban Upbound provides public housing residents and other low-income New Yorkers with the tools and resources needed to achieve economic mobility and self-sufficiency, and to break cycles of poverty.
Our College Access Program advances the larger mission of Urban Upbound by addressing the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers to enrolling and succeeding in college. We achieve this objective through offering the following services: 1) College preparation which includes Kaplan SAT Preparation courses, individual college counseling, college preparation workshops and college visits; 2) Career exploration which consists of job readiness workshops, internships, and employment opportunities; 3) Mentoring to provide social and emotional support to current high school students from college students; and 4) Financial counseling for students and parents individually and in workshops to inform them of sources of financial aid, apply for aid, and compare financial aid packages.
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
Black or African American:
White (Including Middle Eastern):