Columbia College Chicago

Upward Bound

Upward Bound is the oldest of a group of federally funded programs known as TRIO. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Currently there are about 826 Upward Bound programs throughout the United States. The purpose of Upward Bound is to help students from families with limited financial resources prepare for college.

The Columbia College Chicago Upward Bound program was first funded in 1992. It serves students from two Chicago high schools: Foreman and Benito Juarez. To see a directory of other Chicago area Upward Bound programs click here.

Students gather outside the Lookingglass Theater

Program Services

Saturday Classes
Summer Program

For more information please contact:

Upward Bound
624 S Michigan Ave, Room 1401
Chicago, IL 60605

312-369-8830 (se habla Español)


Columbia College Upward Bound is an equal opportunity program.