Upward Bound TRiO Project

Muskegon Community College TRiO Upward Bound Project

Providing the tools needed and encouraging high school students to strive for academic excellence, give back to the community, graduate from high school, and go on to pursue a college education.
TRiO is a group of federally funded programs begun in the 1960s to create educational opportunities for students who come from families where the parents do not have four year college degrees and whose taxable income is at or below 150% of the poverty level. Upward Bound was created with the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the original “War on Poverty” statute. The Muskegon Community College TRiO Upward Bound Project is 100% federally funded at $250,000 annually.  The overriding goal of the Upward Bound Project is to assist students throughout high school to ensure that they are adequately prepared to enroll in post-secondary education and to matriculate through to completion of a post-secondary degree. During this process, it is also desired that the students will acquire a sense of community and develop into contributing members of society through their involvement in community service projects and volunteer work.

For more information, check the links above.

Contact Information:

Robert Ross, Director, Robert.Ross@muskegoncc.edu

Magnolia Jones, Academic Advisor, Magnolia.Jones@muskegoncc.edu

Heidi Feldpausch, Administrative Assistant, Heidi.Feldpausch@muskegoncc.edu

Muskegon Community College
221 South Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI 49442

Room 106E
Phone: (231) 777-0425
Fax: (231) 777-0475


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