Tag: Upward Bound

UW-Green Bay TRiO programs awarded supplemental funds for STEM

Congratulations are in order for the Upward Bound (UB) and Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) programs housed at UW-Green Bay. The Department of Education invited UB and UBMS programs to submit ideas for how they could improve the STEM options currently offered by their programs. Winners would receive one-time supplemental funds to increase or expand […]

TRIO and Vets 4 Vets will make holiday cards for vets… with your help

Again this year, TRIO and the student Vets 4 Vets club intend to make a difference in the lives of American veterans residing at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wis., and the Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff. For some vets, organizers note, the only holiday card they received last year was from the […]

TRIO Program in full swing

Just as UW-Green Bay TRIO staffers said farewell to more than 80 middle and junior high school students, the main thrust of their summer began with the arrival of almost 100 high school students.   Funded by a federal grant aimed at encouraging low-income and first-generation high school students to attend college, these students live on […]

TRiO teams up with campus vets for holiday card-a-thon to King residents

Green Bay area high school students in the Upward Bound program, hosted in the TRiO and Precollege office under the leadership of Michael Casbourne, are teaming up with veterans on campus to help bring holiday cheer to Wisconsin veterans. The little town of King (near Waupaca) is the site of a residential veteran’s facility with […]

Blankets, weeds and wolves: TRiO students give back to community

Teenagers enrolled in TRiO programs at UW-Green Bay begin and end their summers with community-service projects. On June 30, 41 Upward Bound students headed to the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary for a day of removing invasive species, primarily garlic mustard, which chokes out native species. When they finished pulling and bagging the plants, they had […]

TRiO camps in full swing

Functioning under a TRiO grant from the U.S. Department of Education, UW-Green Bay has partnered for many years to host Upward Bound and the Regional Center for Math and Science. Over the summer, a staff of two dozen instructors, faculty members, counselors, residence hall assistants, graduate students and administrative staff work with select high school […]

Upward Bound plans cards for troops

This holiday season, the Upward Bound Office (which has been doing holiday service projects for several years now) will be doing something different: making holiday cards and decorations to send to our troops overseas. They will be collecting donated items, as well. If you’d like to join in this worthy cause, says Kristin Sanders of […]

Upward Bound is re-upped through 2017

This happened over the summer, but was heretofore un-noted in this space: UW-Green Bay has been notified by the U.S. Department of Education that funding for the Upward Bound program here was approved through 2017. The five-year grant award began earlier this month, on Sept. 1. Upward Bound will receive $321,054 for the 2012-2013 academic […]