Upward Bound

  • Cal State LA Upward Bound Programs Class 2018
  • Cal State LA Upward Bound Pasadena
  • Cal State LA Upward Bound Los Angeles
  • Cal State LA Upward Bound Math Science Pasadena
  • Cal State LA Upward Bound Math Science Los Angeles
  • Cal State LA Upward Bound Summer 2017

Welcome to TRIO Upward Bound Programs & Upward Bound Math/Science Programs

5151 State University Drive                                                                          
Building Room: King Hall Building D-150 (Basement)
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: (323) 343-3238 |Fax: (323) 343-3244
Office Hours: Monday - Friday  
                        8am - 5pm


Meet the TRIO Upward Bound Team:

TRIO Director

Yara Jimenez
TRIO UB/MS Programs
(323) 343-3238

Lisa DeBoef
Budget Analyst
(323) 343-3238

Lulu Quiñones
Office Manager
(323) 343-3238

Upward Bound

Consuelo "Connie" Serna
Upward Bound
Academic Coordinator
(323) 343-3238

Roberto Montes
UB, Pasadena Academic Advisor
(323)  313-6304

Enrique Perez
UB, Los Angeles Academic Advisor
(323)  395-9869

Upward Bound Math/Science

Victoria Campos
Upward Bound Math/Science
 Academic Coordinator
(323) 343-3238

Jennifer Paramo
UBMS, Pasadena Academic Advisor
(323)  482-3132

Jaime Rodriguez
UBMS, Los Angeles Academic Advisor
(323)  313-6459
Program Forms:
Study Hall Fall 2017
Los Angeles
Study Hall Spring 2018
Los Angeles
Upward Bound Program History:

Congress established a series of programs to assist low-income, first generation college students enroll in postsecondary education, obtain a college degree and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life. The programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are known as the Federal TRIO Programs.

Upward Bound at Cal State Los Angeles:

Cal State LA is home to two Upward Bound grants and two Math and Science Upward Bound grants. The Upward Bound programs are designed to generate in participants the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond secondary school. The Upward Bound Math and Science programs are designed to prepare participants for postsecondary education programs that lead to careers in the fields of math and science.

Mission Statement:

The UB program strives to instill the importance and value of postsecondary education in its participants through a rigorous academic program and caring staff. Our goal is to generate in participants the skills and motivation necessary for success in secondary education and beyond.


We are in Upward Bound because we care about ourselves and for each other. We see this program as an exceptional opportunity to develop our potential and we intend to take full advantage of it. The spirit of Upward Bound is that of friendship, cooperation, respect and support for each other. It is also a spirit of honesty, dedication, and learning. This is our program. We are Upward Bound. If all of us do our best, then all of us will succeed.