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Upward Bound announces job opportunities for summer 2014

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Inaugural Online Issue of the Upward Bound Newsletter, The Legacy

Mission Since 1966

The Rhode Island College Upward Bound Program is designed to instill in low-income, potential first-generation college students the skills and motivation to complete high school and to enter and graduate from college. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the high school and college graduation rates of program participants. Upward Bound is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to students from specific target high schools who meet federal eligibility requirements. The program enhances the intellectual, emotional, character and motivational development of each participant by offering rigorous academic instruction, counseling, support services, and an environment that recognizes individual differences and academic potential.

Kenneth Strait in as Montclair Municipal Judge

Kenneth Strait (1970 graduate of Upward Bound), who has served as municipal prosecutor through the past five years, was introduced as the township's next municipal judge during the council's Monday meeting. Strait will begin his three-year term on Sept. 21.

Rhode Island College has the distinction of being one of the first public institutions of higher education to establish an Upward Bound Program. The single such project in Rhode Island since its inception in 1966, Upward Bound is designed to generate in low-income, potential first-generation college students the skills and motivation necessary to complete high school and to enter and

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Page last updated: May 28, 2014