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The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.Clark Atlanta University administers 2 TRiO programs -- Upward Bound and 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 percent 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, Jackson, or South Atlanta High Schools in the metro-Atlanta area.

The 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. Talent Search (TS) counselors work with each of the students at their respective school on a weekly basis throughout the academic school year. TS offers additional enrichment activities such as field trips to college or cultural events. Seventy five percent of ETS participants enroll in college!

TRiO Program          

Upward Bound
Trevor Arnett Hall 3rd Floor
(404) 880-8200
(404) 880-6278 (Fax)
Talent Search - Atlanta 
Trevor Arnett Hall 3rd Floor
(404) 880-6093
(404) 880-8267 (Fax)
Talent Search - LaGrange
(706) 837-9995
(706) 884-8376 (FaX)