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RIC Upward Bound Program Announces Temporary Job Opportunities for the Summer 2016 Component

The RIC Upward Bound Program is recruiting qualified individuals to work with low-income, first-generation high school students.  Part-time instructor positions in English, math, science, and foreign languages are available, as well as full-time residential positions.

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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.

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 24, 2016