LNESC Upward Bound Vancouver
LNESC is a nationally organized, community-based network of educational centers that provides educational, career preparation and leadership programs to disadvantaged Latino youth across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
LNESC was established in 1973 by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to provide direct educational services to underserved communities throughout the U.S. & Puerto Rico. LNESC serves more than 11,000 students each year, providing educational counseling, scholarships, mentorships, leadership development, and literacy and technology programs through its network of 16 educational centers. Since 1973, LNESC has assisted over 550,000 students, sent 155,000 on to college, and awarded over $26 million in scholarships.
The goal of the LNESC Vancouver Upward Bound (UB) Project is to improve the academic achievement, retention, college enrollment, and college persistence rates of its participants in order to prepare disadvantaged youth for the academic challenges and rewards of pursuing and completing postsecondary programs.
This project serves sixty (60) low-income and potential first-generation college students from Fort Vancouver High School, Evergreen High School, and Heritage High School. The UB project will select eligible high school students each year with documented academic need for project services and all participants (9th – 12th) will receive the academic instruction and supportive services necessary to prepare them for postsecondary programs.