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Our Community Partner: Upward Bound
Our Community Partner: Upward Bound

Site Address:

1914 SW Park Ave., Shattuck Hall Room 239
Portland, OR 97207

Site Contact:

Phillip Dirks, Director
Phone: 503-725-8383
Email: dirksr@pdx.edu

Faculty Contact:

Mary Seitz, Senior Instructor, Department of English
Phone: 503-248-3748
Email: seitzm@pdx.edu

Project Description:

This partnership pairs PSU seniors with 9th-12th grade students from four Portland high schools deemed to be at-risk. PSU students serve as mentors and tutors to groups of first generation high school students, in an attempt to facilitate the completion of their high school studies and introduce them to college life.

Type of Partnership: Community-based Learning Academic Course

Partnership Frequency: On-going, multi-term, multi-year partnership

Student Commitment: 18 students, 9 hours per week

Partnership Began: 6/22/2002

Partnership Ended: On-going