Administration & Career Advisor Building

Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math & Science

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.
  • Upward Bound programs are funded and monitored by the United States Department of Education.
  • The goal of Upward Bound is to increase graduation rates and post secondary enrollment rates amongst first generation, low income students in high school.
  • Students are encouraged to be involved in Upward Bound for the entire academic year and a 6-week long summer program.

How To Apply


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History of Upward Bound


  • Upward Bound was established at LAVC in September of 2007.
  • This program serves a minimum of 50 participants for all components of the grant.
  • UB at LAVC serves two target high schools: Ulysses S. Grant and Van Nuys High Schools
  • UBMS serves two target high schools: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert Fulton Prep High Schools
  • UB & UBMS participants have access to all LAVC facilities, lab (computer and science), and activities.
  • 80% of all the participants in the Upward Bound Program are retained in the program until graduation from high school.

Office Hours & Location

Office Hours & Location

Summer Hours
Mondays to Thursdays: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Fridays: 8:30AM - 1:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

Fall Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Tuesdays: 8:30AM - 7:00PM
Fridays: 8:30AM - 1:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

Student Services Center (SSC) 2nd Floor TRiO Suite


Omar Madrid
Upward Bound Math-Science Technician
Email: @email
Phone: (818)778-5526

Karen Vega
Upward Bound Technician
Phone: (818) 947-2361

Eduardo Galeana
Program Director
Phone: (818) 947-2487