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UNO's Upward Bound Program in the News
By Dr. Whittenburg (on 5/31/2012 @ 14:01:58, in Vice President Ramblings, read 2389 times)
UNO's Upward Bound Program under the direction of Lynette Bates received a new grant which was covered in NOLA.com today. The University of New Orleans has received $5 million from the federal Education Department's Upward Bound program to help students get ready for college. During the next five years, the grant will go into three UNO programs: Project PASS, Jefferson Upward Bound and Classic Upward Bound.Upward Bound is designed for high-school students from low-income households and for students in that age group whose parents do not have college degrees. In its first year, the UNO grant could help more than 220 students. Project PASS, an acronym for Preparing All Students to Succeed, works with about 70 students, including those with disabilities. The target schools are Eleanor McMain Secondary School and McDonogh No. 35 College Preparatory High School. The Jefferson Upward Bound program will help about 60 students at East Jefferson and Riverdale high schools. The Classic Upward Bound program will assist 98 students at Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School, KIPP Renaissance High School, Lake Area New Tech Early College High School and Sarah T. Reed High School.