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What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound is a federally funded educational program within the United States. The program is one of a cluster of programs now referred to as TRiO, all of which owe their existence to the federal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (the War on Poverty Program) and the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.


Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.

What is LNESC?

LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) is a 501 (c) (3) national non-profit organization established in 1973 for the purpose of implementing education and leadership programs that narrow the opportunity gap for America’s disadvantaged youth. For forty-five years, LNESC has focused on creating a menu of developmentally appropriate educational initiatives. As the educational arm of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens, the nation’s oldest Hispanic civil rights organization), LNESC is uniquely prepared to initiate programs aimed at meeting the academic and social needs of its target communities.

To learn more about LNESC, visit their website at lnesc.org or click on the button below.