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Summer UB 2017

WHAT IS UPWARD BOUND (UB)?

The Upward Bound (UB) project at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a federally-funded TRIO program dedicated to the preparation for, admission to, and successful completion of a college degree for eligible (first-generation and/or low-income) high school students.

Through academic support, guided experiences, volunteer and job shadow opportunities, and much, much more, UB students are four times more likely to graduate from college than their peers from similar background.  

KUDOS TO OUR UB ALUMNI!

YER (MAGGIE) XIONG, WI'S 2018 STUDENT ACTIVIST OF THE YEAR

 

Look who was highlighted in UWL news? Congrats on the well deserving award Maggie! Thank you for your continued work and passion for equity and people! UB is very proud!

https://news.uwlax.edu/yer-xiong/

UB ALUM, MAI CHAO DUDDECK RECEIVES 2017 EOA TRIO ACHIEVER AWARD!

Congrats, we are very proud of you and your success Mai Chao!

Mai Chao, a Central High alumna (2001), is an artist, author, and educator. As a first generation college graduate and a TRIO participant, she received a Bachelor of Science in Art Education (2006) and Masters of Education (2008) from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. She was born in Thailand and came to the United States at the age of ten with her family. As a child, she was often protected from the harsh (often miserable) realities of poverty, early marriage, and the day-to-day survival decisions that her parents had to make in Ban Vinai refugee camp. Her family made Wisconsin their home in the early 1990s, where Mai Chao started fourth grade in the La Crosse School District. Today, one of her greatest desires in life is to help children in Southeast Asia go to school by providing educational scholarships in order to give them hope for the future. She believes that through education, children will have more opportunities to improve their way of life, gain courage to stand up to oppression, and give back to their communities. During her leisure time, she loves being with family, making art, and writing creatively about her cultural identity. She is the proud author of a historical novel called Gathering Fireflies published by Amazon (2015). She is currently working on her second book called Brave Rooster.

OUR PAGES FOR IMPORTANT AND USEFUL INFORMATION!!

  Our PINTREST page includes boards with information about everything from  studying techniques to choosing the right college and how to organize your dorm room.

 Upward Bound has a group page for current students which posts updates multiple times a week, this is a very useful resource for participants, parents, and staff.

Upward Bound has an alumni group page on Facebook too!  If you are an alumni please come and add yourself to the group and reconnect with your UB family!