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Update: TRIO Upward Bound closed Spring 2023

Unfortunately, our long time TRIO Upward Bound program is closed due to funding constraints. We will update this website once we have further information from the Department of Education.

Cañada College Upward Bound Program

TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded pre-college program designed to assist low-income and potential first-generation college students prepare for college.  In partnership with Sequoia Union High School District, our program serves high school students in the communities of East Palo Alto and North Fair Oaks.

The Upward Bound Program is a year-round program. The school year consists of monthly workshops at Cañada College and weekly tutoring and academic advising at Sequoia High School and Woodside High School. During the summer, Upward Bound students participate in a six-week program offering academic courses, workshops, field trips, and activities. All classes are taught on the Cañada College campus.

Students who are interested in joining Upward Bound can download a brochure (Spanish) and complete our interest form to help us determine if you are eligible for the program. We will be accepting applications for Fall through October 1st. Please contact us today to get more information!


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide Upward Bound students the necessary preparation and opportunity to enter post-secondary education and promote education, diversity, and community.


Thank you!