Tri-C Awarded Federal Grant for Upward Bound Math and Science Program
September 21, 2017
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Funding helps students strengthen math and science skills for college and careers
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has been awarded a federal grant to build on the success of its Upward Bound Math and Science program benefiting Cleveland high school students.
The program delivers year-round support to help students from low-income neighborhoods improve math and science scores in preparation for college. Services include tutoring, advising, job-shadowing experiences, college visits and other academic and career assistance.
The U.S. Department of Education allocated nearly $264,000 to Tri-C for the program this year, the first in a five-year grant cycle.
The College launched Upward Bound Math and Science after receiving a federal grant in 2007. Students in the program have excelled over the past decade, with stellar test scores and graduation rates far above the state average.
“The program is closing the achievement gap by providing disadvantaged students with the critical skills needed to find academic success,” said JaNice Marshall, the College’s associate vice president of access and community engagement. “The stakes are high for these scholars, and they’re responding.”
Under the new grant, the program will serve 56 students at four Cleveland Metropolitan School District high schools — Jane Addams, Garrett Morgan, East Technical and Lincoln West — with below-average math and science scores.
The project will increase opportunities for students to earn college credit in high school by providing connections to dual enrollment programs such as College Credit Plus and Tri-C’s High Tech Academy.
Students receive direct services until they graduate from high school. Alumni are tracked and advised for six years or until completion of an associate or bachelor’s degree.
Upward Bound Math and Science is a federal TRIO program. The U.S. Department of Education designed the project to help disadvantaged students excel in math and science and encourage careers in those fields.