UC Riverside Helps San Bernardino High School Students Reach for College

$1.4 million federal grant partnership with San Bernardino creates a stronger pipeline #SBStrong

Jessica Navarro, a 10th grade student at San Bernardino High School, is one of many students who are taking visits to college campuses to help get ready for their future in higher education.

The U.S. Department of Education has recently awarded a five-year, $1.4 million grant to the University of California, Riverside to help put low-income high school students from San Bernardino on the path to college.

The Educational Talent Search grant funding allows UCR to target 600 students annually, and strengthen its collaboration with five high schools in the San Bernardino City Unified School District: Arroyo Valley High, Indian Springs High, Pacific High, San Bernardino High, and San Gorgonio High.

Students will receive one-on-one academic advising, campus tours and the opportunity to experience “college life” by living in the UCR residence halls in the summer. This program has been in existence at UCR since 2002 and is overseen by the Office of TRiO Programs.

Field trips to UC Davis (pictured) and other universities, mentoring and resources are provided for San Bernardino high school students through the TRiO programs.
“We know that the jobs of the future are going to require more education, more skills, not less,” said Angel Rodriguez, associate director of state and regional relations for the campus. “By helping low-income, first-generation students realize their dream of a college education, not only are we building a talented future workforce, we are also strengthening the foundation of our region’s economy.”

For more information, please contact Alicia Velazquez, Executive Director of Educational and Community Outreach Programs at UCR at alicia.velazquez@ucr.edu or (951) 827–5645.


By Kris Lovekin, on August 3, 2016. Link: https://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/38899

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