Making a Lasting Impact in the Lives of Others

* Currently accepting applications for new tutors for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound program 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 of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

  1. Complete the application and submit it to:

    Center for Educational Partnerships
    Attn: Kimberly Balderrama
    120 Theory, Suite 150
    Irvine, CA 92697-2505

* Application period will remain open until positions are filled.

  • Make meaningful and lasting impacts in the lives of others.

  • Work directly with high school students and help them achieve their dream of being the first in their families to go to college.

  • Earn money and gain valuable work experience. Hourly wage start at $10/hr.

  • Great learning opportunity for any undergraduate interested in pursing a career in the field of education.


  • Must be a current UCI undergraduate student.

  • Must be at least Sophomore standing.

  • Minimum 2.80 UC GPA.

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in desired subject area.

  • Able to tutor up to but not limited to high school level Math (Calculus) and Science, History, and Spanish.


  • Work-Study
  • Flexibility and good communication skills
  • STEM Majors Preferred


  • Available to work ~6 hours per week.

  • Have a valid driver's license.

  • Have personal transportation and be able to drive to the tutoring sites in Anaheim.

Kimberly Balderrama
Upward Bound
(949) 824-9145

Center for Educational Partnerships
120 Theory, Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92697-2505