DVC TRIO Programs

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Educational Talent Search (ETS) and Upward Bound (UB) TRIO Programs

Educational Talent Search (ETS) and Upward Bound (UB) are federally funded programs designed to motivate, support, and encourage low-income, first generation students to graduate from high school and continue on to a post-secondary school of their choice. ETS and UB are administered by Diablo Valley College. Students from Mt. Diablo Unified School District are preparing for college by participating in ETS and UB.  ETS works with 661 eligible students in grades 6-12 from our target schools and target area.  UBI works with 62 students and UBII works with 60 students from our target schools of Mt. Diablo, Concord and Ygnacio Valley High Schools.  

Here are some of the services that the DVC TRIO Programs provide:

      • Summer Activities: Art, English, Math, Journalism, Science, Robotics, College Planning and Financial Literacy, Multi-Cultural Counseling and Psychology 
      • Visiting colleges
      • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
      • College information and assistance with completing admissions applications
      • Financial aid and scholarships information and application assistance
      • Academic, financial, career counseling including advice on entry to secondary or postsecondary program
      • Tutorial service
      • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
      • Special activities for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders
      • Workshops for the parents of participants 

Students must meet program eligibility guidelines, be between the ages of 11 and 27, a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and have completed the fifth grade to enroll in ETS and eight grade to enroll in UB.  In any given project year, two-thirds of the participants must be low-income and potential first-generation college students.

To apply to ETS complete the ETS English or ETS Spanish Application.

Learn more about our ETS Summer Activities

To see if you qualify for UB, click and complete the Preliminary Screening Questionnaire in English or Spanish.  Want to apply, click and complete the UB English or UB Spanish Application and have your teachers complete the Recommendation Forms

ETS and UB provides hands on assistance with college admissions and financial aid applications. Parents are encouraged to participate in workshops designed to teach them how to support their children through the college admissions process. UB provides academic tutoring at the target schools, one on one advising services, academic monitoring, monthly Saturday Enrichment activities, community service and a six week academic program. 

Contact Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound

Telephone: 925-969-2189  
Office location: SSC 258  Pleasant Hill campus map

In-person services
Dates Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Current 9 am - 4:30 pm 9 am-4:30 pm 9 am - 4:30 pm 9 am - 4:30 pm  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Monday, June 19th
Tuesday, July 4th