To connect Texans to higher education and build educated communities.
We believe education is the surest path out of poverty.
The one-on-one mentoring that our participants receive makes ORS unique. We walk our students through the process for postsecondary enrollment step by step.
A lack of financial literacy is a significant barrier to higher education. We ensure our participants understand the types of financial aid available and provide additional resources.
Participants Served in 2018
College Applications completed 2018
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Enrolled in Postsecondary Education
Educational Opportunity Center
The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that provides counseling and application assistance to any qualified participants interested in pursuing higher education. Higher education can be college, university, a trade school program, or any other training after the completion of high school or the GED. The EOC advisors are higher education advocates for our participants.
Upward Bound Classic
Upward Bound Math & Science
Upward Bound Math & Science is a federal grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to support them as they pursue post-secondary enrollment in degree programs for STEM professions.