UMass - Amherst Upward Bound

UMass - Amherst Upward Bound The Upward Bound Program is a year-round, federally sponsored, educational program serving high school students from the High School of Commerce
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Last Friday we were privileged to bear witness to many past Upward Bound staff, teachers and students walk across the st...
05/13/2019

Last Friday we were privileged to bear witness to many past Upward Bound staff, teachers and students walk across the stage, receive their diploma’s and hoods. This right here, y’all. We are making the possibility of possibilities REAL for ourselves and those we work WITH towards justice. For me, and many of our students didn’t know this, we the staff of UB designed the program with purpose and with intention. UMass Upward Bound was the laboratory where we experimented in a radical kind of love. Where we created a new ecosystem of liberation and equity. This is transformational. I do not celebrate because they have been “allowed in the door” - but because they kicked it in and did not use the masters tools to tear down the masters house.

These brilliant minds and beautiful people have and continue to work for the radical transformation of this society. Much love and respect to these dedicated educators and people as they continue forward ever, backward never. Congrats Dr. Ashley Carpenter, Dr. Moijue Kaikai, Dr. Yedalis Ruiz Santana Dr. Gregory Coleman and Ruth Sugey T and Rosana Zarza-Conova and Travis Davis (2 Masters!) on attaining your Masters Degree!! To all past and present UB members (students, staff, and instructors alike) make your dreams a reality and help us to change this world for the better!! A Luta Continua!!!

Adding to this, mad love to all the UMass undergrads. Check in here if you graduated and share some photos!!

More to come! Make sure you post all your accomplishments for us all to stay INSPIRED!!

UB STAND UP!!

“Education is the greatest weapon we can use to transform the world” - Nelson Mandela

UB Alums, especially those of you from the first year NEED to come and see Rosa Clemente drop some knowledge at this eve...
02/28/2018

UB Alums, especially those of you from the first year NEED to come and see Rosa Clemente drop some knowledge at this event!!

01/24/2018

We want to wish all of our alums who are starting their Spring semester the best of luck! Special Shout out to Nina Nina, LAST ONE! We we be waiting for those tickets later in the Spring 😉!!! - Bridget, Tabatha and Tyson

Class of 2015  - 1st Annual Upward Bound Alumni Brunch! Next time we need to see more of you! #trioworks #ubstandup
01/23/2018

Class of 2015 - 1st Annual Upward Bound Alumni Brunch! Next time we need to see more of you! #trioworks #ubstandup

Class of 2014 and Director of the Program - 1st Annual Upward Bound Alumni Brunch! #trioworks #ubstandup
01/22/2018

Class of 2014 and Director of the Program - 1st Annual Upward Bound Alumni Brunch! #trioworks #ubstandup

Some scholarship opportunities!
01/19/2018

Some scholarship opportunities!

Attention U.S. high school & college students! Student Stowe Prize -- cash award -- for writing for social justice. http://bit.ly/2Afcme2

01/14/2018

UB Classes of 2014-2017

A few more photos!
01/14/2018

A few more photos!

UB Stand UP! Our first reunion from graduates from each of our five years. We even had some folks drop in online!! UB FA...
01/13/2018

UB Stand UP! Our first reunion from graduates from each of our five years. We even had some folks drop in online!!

UB FAMILY!! Stay connected, you are all amazing!

Big thank you to the staff at Sweet Ideas for hosting us and treating us to some amazing food!

More photos to come! Please post your pics!

01/12/2018
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For those of you from the 1st Summer Institute, you should recognize Rosa Clemente sharing the spotlight with the other FIERCE Women of Color, Activists, Advocates and Change Leaders at the Golden Globes. The one thing they forgot to mention was that Rosa Clemente was our very own ELA Teacher (and so much more)! You have and always will make us so very proud! #UBFamily #PRontheMap #UBSTANDUP

Meet the eight activists who attended the Golden Globes.

01/03/2018

Stop by today for not one but TWO great UB groups. Heshima’s group: Boost your ELA game! And the YWCA joins us for our workshop on becoming Social Media Savvy! Both right after school.

01/02/2018

Click here to view the the Video! UMass Minuteman Band showcased the "Power & Class of New England" at the 129th Rose Bowl Parade!
http://ow.ly/U5mz30hxtQJ Watch from the 19:40 mark

12/27/2017
ATTN:

To all our UB Family struggling with life after foster care. Know that we have your back and that others do as well.

This program is helping foster kids make critical decisions for life after foster care.

12/20/2017

“Wednesday is here! Come visit UB and think deep with the Maestro Heshima Moja.”

As we near the end of the year, we wanted to share some highlights from the past year!  As we near the end of 2017, we w...
12/15/2017

As we near the end of the year, we wanted to share some highlights from the past year! As we near the end of 2017, we wish you all best. Our amazing students have so much talent and skill!

UB FAM, take a moment to vote for our very own Shaki Auston for Western Mass Athlete of the Week! An IB student & stando...
12/12/2017

UB FAM, take a moment to vote for our very own Shaki Auston for Western Mass Athlete of the Week! An IB student & standout on the Commerce track team, he posted the fastest time in the 55-meter hurdles. Shaki ALREADY qualified for Western Mass! http://ow.ly/MLya30hbua5

12/06/2017

UB FAM! I hope you are all doing well! We have recently reached out to many alums (both students as well as staff) and have seen many follow this page. We are looking to connect with as many current and former (always FAM) students and staff. Please reach out to your friends and invite them to find us on Facebook (UMass - Amherst Upward Bound) and Twitter (@UMassUB) More to come!

12/05/2017
For Harriet

Please watch this. Please treat each other well and let’s take care of ourselves and our community

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris explains how childhood trauma stays with us for our entire lives

Order Dr. Harris' book: https://goo.gl/1aiioF

10/16/2017

UB Scholars & Achievers: After School TODAY & Wednesday. Hang out w/ Students Bridges Tutor/Mentors & Special Guests. Student Bridges UMass Amherst

We NEED YOUR HELP!!! This is a call to action from COE President Maureen Hoyer, please read, respond and react!Late yest...
09/07/2017
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We NEED YOUR HELP!!! This is a call to action from COE President Maureen Hoyer, please read, respond and react!

Late yesterday evening, despite strong opposition the House Rules Committee approved the “Lewis Amendment” that would take the $60 million funding increase provided to TRIO and move it into funding for Career and Technical Education (CTE) State Grants.

This means that the amendment will go on to be considered on the floor of the House of Representatives likely late this evening. If passed, this would eliminate any proposed increase to programs for the 2018-2019 program year.


It is CRITICAL that all TRIO supporters – staff, students, alumni, and others – take the following steps immediately:


1. Find your Representative’s number at https://ziplook.house.gov/htbin/findrep?ZIP or call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121 and give the operator your zip code.

2. Tell the staff member who answers the phone: “My name is _____ and I am a resident of ______ and I want Representative _________________ to vote ‘NO!’ on the Jason Lewis CTE Amendment to H.R. 3354.”


3. Hang up and nudge three of your friends to do the same thing.


Together we will defeat this attempt to deprive low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities with enhanced opportunities to pursue post-secondary education.

Sincerely,
Maureen Hoyler, President
Council for Opportunity in Education

IT'S PRODUCTION DAY! Don't miss out this evening. Our students and staff have been working hard for these past 6 weeks t...
08/09/2017

IT'S PRODUCTION DAY!

Don't miss out this evening. Our students and staff have been working hard for these past 6 weeks to put together an amazing show. Join us!

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Show starts promptly at 7 PM. Event is free and open to the public.

See our program for tonight below:

08/08/2017

Friends and supporters of Upward Bound. Its that time again!

You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 Upward Bound “Production”.

The “Production” is a showcase for our students and staff to share their multiple talents and is entirely produced in-house. Our Residential Staff have supported our students to developing spoken word/poetry performances, skits, dancing, singing, and other forms of live performance that they have worked on developing over the past 5 weeks of the program.

The show will take place on the UMass Amherst Campus - Bartlett Hall Auditorium, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 7:00PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Come support our amazing students and staff!

Today our amazing UMass Upward Bound scholars visited Fitchburg State University & UMass Lowell. Big things! UMass - Amh...
07/28/2017

Today our amazing UMass Upward Bound scholars visited Fitchburg State University & UMass Lowell. Big things! UMass - Amherst Upward Bound Spfld Public Schools

Today our amazing UMass Upward Bound scholars visited Fitchburg State University & UMass Lowell. Big things! UMass - Amh...
07/28/2017

Today our amazing UMass Upward Bound scholars visited Fitchburg State University & UMass Lowell. Big things! UMass - Amherst Upward Bound Spfld Public Schools

Today our amazing UMass Upward Bound scholars visited Fitchburg State University & UMass Lowell. Big things! UMass - Amh...
07/28/2017

Today our amazing UMass Upward Bound scholars visited Fitchburg State University & UMass Lowell. Big things! UMass - Amherst Upward Bound Spfld Public Schools

Upward Bound Scholars visiting the Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst! Big Shout to Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste for spendin...
07/27/2017
Instagram post by Whitney Battle-Baptiste • Jul 26, 2017 at 7:22pm UTC

Upward Bound Scholars visiting the Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst! Big Shout to Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste for spending some time with us!!!

0 Likes, 1 Comments - Whitney Battle-Baptiste (@therealdrbb) on Instagram: “Had a great time talking with this amazing group of students from the 2017 UMass Upward Bound…”

We had a fantastic time tonight with our parents, guardians, family and of course our students!  We met some new family ...
06/29/2017

We had a fantastic time tonight with our parents, guardians, family and of course our students! We met some new family and welcome back some of our crew! UMass Center at Springfield is a great space and they always treat us like family!

The countdown begins! Follows us @umassub

06/14/2017

Western MA teacher friends- Upward Bound at UMass is looking for people who can teach high school-level Science and Math this summer. You'd get to work with a great group of people! PM for the job descriptions.

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