Clark Atlanta University Learn Lead Change


TRiO Program           Trevor Arnett Hall 3rd Floor
Upward Bound          (404) 880-8200/ (404) 880-6278 (Fax)

Educational Talent Search (Atlanta)    
(404) 880-6093 / (404) 880-8267 (Fax)

Educational Talent Search (LaGrange)
(706) 837-9995 / (706) 884-8376 (Fax)


Clark Atlanta University administers two (2) TRiO programs -- Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search. Clark Atlanta University has successfully conducted an Upward Bound program since 1965. The students that Upward Bound serves must come from low-income families (incomes at or below 150% of the poverty level) and/or are first-generation potential college students (neither parent nor guardian has earned a bachelor's degree). The purpose of Upward Bound is to provide its high school students with the skills and motivation to succeed in and graduate from a college or university of their choice. To this end, Upward Bound has both summer and academic year components. The Upward Bound Program provides services to 100 participants who meet the program's guidelines and attend either Carver, Southside, or South Atlanta High schools in the metro-Atlanta area.

The Educational Talent Search Program is designed to encourage youth with academic potential to stay in school, graduate from high school, and ultimately attend a college or university. Educational Talent Search (ETS) counselors work with each of the students at their respective school on a weekly basis throughout the academic school year. ETS offers additional enrichment activities such as field trips to college or cultural events. Seventy five percent (75%) of ETS participants enroll in college!

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