Upward Bound HCC Central

Upward Bound Highlights

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The summer component focuses on academic skills and comprehensive test preparation for six-weeks. Students will also have the opportunity to attend educational and cultural field trips to various colleges, universities and museums.

The Upward Bound staff serve as role models and mentors to our students. They have established a very close working relationship with community agencies, target high school principals and personnel. They also work with parents through home visits and parent meetings.


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Upward Bound Services

  • Academic classes in basic skills (Reading, Math, English/Writing, Study Skills, Science, Life Skills)
  • Tutoring in areas where assistance is needed
  • Career development activities and career exploration
  • Participation in cultural enrichment activities
  • Individualized assessment, educational planning
  • College credit courses for seniors during the summer component
  • Community resource referral services


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Who is Eligible

Students in the target area high schools are eligible for Upward Bound if they:

  • First generation college students
  • Enrolled in 9th or 12th grades 
  • Meet federal income guidelines
  • Students with academic potential/need


Our Staff

Latasha Battlejones, Director

Rosie Flores, Administrative Assistant

Travion Harmon, Program Coordinator

Alex Segura, Academic Coach

Caytlin Meribela, Academic Coach


Semester Schedule

Fall and Spring Schedule

     Saturdays:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. *

     * Dismissal time may vary depending on activity

Tutorials are Wednesday and Thursday 4PM-7PM


Summer Schedule: 

     Monday - Friday:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. **

     ** Dismissal time on Friday may vary depending on activity



HCC Upward Bound Central

1300 Holman Street, Suite 107, Houston, TX 77004