The North Shore Upward Bound program is one of over 900 Upward Bound programs across the nation that help eligible high school students achieve their goals of graduating high school and continuing on to earn a college degree. The students that Upward Bound serves must be first generation potential college students (neither parent/guardian has earned a bachelor’s degree) and/or come from low-income families (with incomes at or below 150% of federal poverty line).
The purpose of North Shore Upward Bound (UB) is to provide high school students with the support, resources, skills and opportunities to succeed in high school to prepare them to successfully pursue and complete a college education.
A federal TRIO program, North Shore Upward Bound is 100% funded by the US Department of Education through a competitive grant competition every five years. NSCC was recently notified that they had been awarded an UB Continuation Award for nearly $400K, which will allow the program to continue to serve 85 Lynn public high school students from Lynn Classical, Lynn English and Lynn Vocational Technical schools.
For more information on the UB program, contact Lori A. Weir, Director of EOC, ETS, and UB, North Shore Community College, 300 Broad Street, Lynn, MA 01901, firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-477-2115.
The Lynn Upward Bound students and where they are going next:
From Lynn Tech
Iveth Chavez – Bay Path University
Alondra Hernandez Santiago – Newbury College
Norbelia Juarez – North Shore Community College
Jose Morel Rodriguez – North Shore Community College
Nana Philips – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Ashley Pimentel – Saint Anselm College
Keishauna Payne-Moore – Springfield College
Veronica Ruiz – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Eric Thy – United States Air Force
From Lynn English
Osayi Ayinla – University of Southern Maine
Jessica Chavez – University of Maine
Abedom Gebreyesus – North Shore Community College
Natasha Hidalgo – Salem State University
Julissa Morales – Salem State University
Andy Nguyen – Emmanuel College
From Lynn Classical
Elijah Almendarez – Gordon College
Tommy Rojas – Suffolk University
Soneta Srey – North Shore Community College
From Essex Tech
Aaliyah Cleghorn – Green Mountain College
Daniela Palacios – Becker College