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 mission is to alleviate rural poverty, increase educational attainment, and improve rates of upward mobility in rural Texas communities.