Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start program, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans' services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.
Upward Bound is one of seven federally-funded TRIO programs. The Upward Bound program was established to provide fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal is to increase the rate at which participants complete the secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.
Our Upward Bound Program operates a six-week summer program to involve students in intense academic, motivational, cultural, and career activities. Participants prepare for the rigor of college study by facing academic challenges beyond that which is presented in traditional public high schools.
The Tutor is responsible for providing academic assistance to assigned students in group or individual sessions. These sessions are designed to provide advice on ways students can approach or solve a coursework problem; to demonstrate to students study techniques and test preparation that may improve grades. The tutor serves as a motivator and mentor.