Upward Bound

Upward Bound

The Upward Bound is a federally funded program to help low income, first generation high school students prepare for college successfully.

This is a pre-college prep program which offers an array of services such as:
  • College Visits all over Oregon
  • Cultural Events to expose students to diversity
  • Academic Advising · Help with Scholarships
  •  Access to Workshops (Ex: Interviews, Finances)
  • Tutoring · SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Financial Aid Applications
  • College Applications

Interested? Apply Now!
Click here for the online application
Click here to download an application

Meet our Staff

Jennifer Gamez

Office Phone: 541-881-2264

Jennifer is a San Antonio Texas native. She attended the University of Texas at San Antonio earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2007 and a Master of Arts in Adult learning and Teaching in 2012. Shortly after completing college, she moved to Lewiston Maine to work in higher education. After four years, she moved to Oregon to work with Klamath Community College. Her hobbies include photography and hiking.
Jennifer has experience working with federal grants with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor. She also has experience working with low-income, first-generation, and disabled students.
 “Education not only increases earning potential, but helps provide the capability of taking care of your well-being”-Jennifer Gamez

Karla B. Andrade

Office Phone: 541-880-2272

Karla was born and raised in the Klamath basin and after graduating a proud Viking at Mazama High School in 2010, decided she wanted to stay a Viking and went on to Portland State University where she majored Communications and minored in Philosophy in June 2016.
She herself owes a TRiO program at PSU for her college success.
“I know how much help is needed to motivate people to go to college and succeed. I was the first in my family to go to college and was not a traditional student. I’m beyond thrilled to be working with students and helping them get ready and shine in college.”
Karla has had rigorous leadership trainings across the country and has prior experience being an advisor in Portland. She looks forward to working with high school students to help them on their way to college. Karla is also bilingual and takes pride in having a strong community connections to the Latin population of Klamath falls. Her hobbies include reporting, video making, and dancing.

“I believe that it’s all about giving back what you know to the newer generation. Education is all about learning and then giving back.”- Karla B. Andrade