ORS recently received notification that we were awarded a new Upward Bound grant to serve additional schools in Johnson County, including Rio Vista High School & Keene High School, beginning Fall 2017. This UB grant marks the fourth TRIO Program awarded to ORS, and will allow more low-income high schools students the opportunity to prepare for college.
Most grantees for Upward Bound are large universities. ORS is one of only a handful of nonprofit organizations that successfully implement TRIO Programs, and one of only a few that serve rural areas.
The Upward Bound Program and Upward Bound Math & Science Program at ORS are each 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education for $267,000 annually. All programs welcome and encourage participation by interested individuals regardless of race, national origin, gender, or disability.
Opportunity Resource Services is a nonprofit community organization that is committed to providing long-term investments in local communities.