CCC Upward Bound Summer Academy Kick Off

Clatsop Community College kicked off its 26th Annual Upward Bound Summer Academy (UBSA) on Monday, June 18, 2018. The academy continues through July 26th. Classes and project groups are conducted Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This federally funded educational outreach program motivates and supports high school students in preparing for college.  The US Department of Education provides $313,123 annually for the Upward Bound program at Clatsop Community College. Upward Bound serves 73 area high school students from Astoria, Seaside and Warrenton.

The academy consists of two components: hands-on learning and rotating academic seminars. Students involved in the program have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including experiencing several educational and cultural field trips, taking academic classes, partaking in community service projects, hearing various outside speakers, and becoming acquainted with the Clatsop College campus and some of the college faculty and staff. This year, Upward Bound will have a residential component where we will be staying at Southwest Oregon Community College for the last week of our program in July.  We will be staying in the dorms and eating on campus in Coos Bay while learning about our coastal ecosystems.  Additionally, students work in teams to accomplish several community educational projects. 

Students work in project groups that are using the Astoria River Walk as inspiration.  The project groups are: photography and film making; writing and exploring and performing stand up comedy; place based learning and personal mapping, and art of nature and chalk murals.  Students also go to formal classes in American Sign Langue, mathematics, English langue arts and coastal ecosystem science.

As part of the orientation for participants on the first day of the academy, a group former Upward Bound and Talent Search students attending various Oregon Community Colleges and Universities spoke to the academy about life on a college campus. Their impressions and suggestions provided current students in Upward Bound with a clear understanding of what the students will need to succeed in college.

For more information about Upward Bound, please contact Jon Graves at 503-325-2898.

- The Upward Bound Summer Academy (UBSA) began Monday, June 18, 2018 and will continue through July 26th. The program seeks to motivate and support students through academic achievement with an emphasis on entering and completing post-secondary education. Pictured are the academy staff, project leaders, and student participants in this year’s program.

– A panel of former Upward Bound students talk to students in the Upward Bound Summer Academy about life on campus and how to succeed in college.

- Upward Bound Summer Academy student walking to the Astoria Column on the first day.


Non-Discrimination Declaration It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Leslie Hall, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer, Towler Hall, Suite 110, sends e-mail) 503-338-2450; TDD 503-338-2468. The Title II/Section 504 Coordinator, Lisa Deneen, is located in Towler Hall, Suite 312B, sends e-mail) 503-338-2474.

Accommodations Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Library Suite 110,  Phone (503) 338-2421 or TDD (503) 338-2468. Please send special needs and accommodations requests here. Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.


Declaración de no-discriminación Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, sexo, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Leslie Hall, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizado en Towler Hall número 110, sends e-mail) número de teléfono 503-338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468. El Coordinador de la Titulo II/Sección 504, Lisa Deneen, se encuentra en Towler Hall, numero 312B, número de teléfono 503-338-2474. Para ADA y otras peticiones de servicios llame al 503-338-2474 o para TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468.

Ayuda a personas discapacitadas En cuanto a las personas discapacitadas, se les pide que se comuniquen con JoAnn Zahn, la Vice Presidente de Finanzas y Operaciones en Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Library Suite 110, sends e-mail) número teléfonico (503) 338-2421 o a TDD (503) 338-2468. Haga el favor de notificar a la oficina para que se le pueda proporcionar apoyo. La comunicación debe tomar lugar por lo menos dos días de trabajo antes del evento por el cual se requiera tal ayuda. Para más información, vea la página Web de Clatsop Community College bajo Información en Español.


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