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Upward Bound is an academic preparatory program for high school students. The goals and objectives center on providing high school students with the skills necessary to successfully complete high school and successfully enroll in and graduate from a post-secondary educational program.

Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Upward Bound was created as a result of the Higher Education Act of 1964. The primary objective of the act was to provide equal access to education.

SUNO Upward Bound Program has assisted students from across the Metropolitan area of New Orleans since 1972. The main office is located in the Lake Campus Multi-Purpose Complex.

Upward Bound Application

Summer Food Service Program Release

Program Activities

  • Academic Classes/Tutoring
  • Educational & Cultural Trips
  • Campus Social/Recreational Events
  • College Tours
  • Summer Work Study Program
  • Seminars & Workshops
  • Early Start Program

Program Components

Academic-Year Component


Summer Component


Summer Bridge Component


Ava Foy

Program Coordinator, Upward Bound


Phone: 504-286-5397

Room: LCMC 224

Crystal Jackson

Information Manager, Information Technology Center


Phone: 504-286-5182

Room: ITC

Morkeith Phillips

Academic Advisor/Intervention Specialist


Phone: 504-286-5286

Room: LCMC 223