To disrupt generational poverty in Texas by empowering vulnerable teens and adults — especially first-generation college students, low-income individuals, and those involved with the criminal justice system — to attain higher education degrees of value, secure gainful employment, and achieve social mobility.
Educational Opportunity Centers
The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide counseling and application assistance to any qualified participants interested in pursuing higher education, with a special focus on underrepresented adults. 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. The EOC programs at ORS serve Dallas, Johnson, & Tarrant counties.
Upward Bound Classic
Classic Upward Bound (UB) is a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program supports first generation in college, low income, or academically at-risk students in 9th-12th grades to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately achieve their higher education goals.
Alvarado High School
Keene High School
Rio Vista High School
Southwest High School
Venus High School
Upward Bound Math & Science
Upward Bound Math & Science is a federal TRIO 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.