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We are so excited for Rocio, who came into the EOC Johnson County office for help enrolling at Tarrant County College this summer! We first met Rocio when she was a senior at Crossroads Christian School in 2019. She is now ready to start the diagnostic medical sonography program at TCC and is on her way! Rocio will not have to worry about paying out of pocket for her education because she qualified for the Pell grant!
Have a great time Upward Bound!
ORS Upward Bound took a group of students to Lubbock this weekend to tour Texas Tech University and get a feel for what it might be like to be a Red Raider! These kiddos are getting to enjoy an experience that might not be possible without the support of the Upward Bound program!
Our EOC Dallas team had the opportunity to help students from Winfree Academy Charter School (Lewisville) complete their college applications and financial aid forms. Thank you for having us, Mrs.Troxtell!
Congrats to Drew, who is a senior at Cleburne High School and on his way to Blinn College in the fall! Drew is excited to start his career path in either education or law. He came to the EOC office in Johnson County to get help completing his FAFSA and navigating financial aid. You're going to do great things, Drew!
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Check out the summer gear that's coming soon!
Plan to attend the summer and get your FREE amazing gear. What are you most excited for?
Baseball, ice cream & fajitas on a perfect Saturday!
We can't wait to see Shrek with our Upward Bound students on April 3rd! We are so excited! Casa Mañana
We can’t wait for you to see this impressive set in person! Our creative and production teams have worked hard to get it ready for the first day of tech. Shrek the Musical opens THIS FRIDAY! https://tinyurl.com/CMShrek
Photo by Katie Matson
Healing Place International Ministries will be handing out free prom dresses to those students still in need. This is a free event with no zip code or income restrictions!
If you or anyone you know needs a prom dress please check out this free event!
Register for the ORS Upward Bound UTA field trip by March 21st! To sign up visit https://buff.ly/34DqJ0M
Our EOC Tarrant County Assistant Director in her element, presenting about scholarships and financial aid opportunities to the seniors at Fort Worth Can Academy! The EOC Tarrant County team has been working with all of the seniors at Can Academy to complete their FAFSA's. Fort Worth Can Academy
Hey ORS Upward Bound students! Sign up for Shrek the Musical field trip ends March 17th! If you haven't signed up yet make sure you do it asap! Contact your Program Coordinator via text or email if you have any questions!
Today is International Women's Day! At ORS we believe women can do anything!
Join our EOC Tarrant County team for a Financial Aid Workshop on March 8th @ 6 PM!
RSVP information and more detail in the image. We can't wait to see you!
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Let's celebrate HBCU (Historically Black Colleges or Universities) and their importance as we close out Black History Month. Check out this great article by The Texas College Access Network (TxCAN) that includes resource to connect to HBCU's in Texas!
Educate Texas - Texas College Access Network Improving the public education system so that every Texas student is prepared for success in school, in the workforce, and in life.
Today is National Trio Day!!!
Did you know that the ORS Upward Bound and EOC programs are TRIO programs funded by the Department of Education? We've worked with & met a lot of wonderful people over the years and we want you to celebrate this day with us by posting a picture of yourself in the comments below!
Let's see all our UB Alum, EOC Clients, parents, siblings and community partners!
We had a great time at The Dallas World Aquarium this past Saturday. Here are some pictures of our trip, enjoy!
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School counselors are a stable driving force for student success. Everyone at ORS is grateful for all the counselors we get to interact with! You are important to our success. THANK YOU!
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What an amazing story and an amazing advocate!￼
Opal Lee’s Juneteenth Vision Is Becoming Reality (Published 2020) The 94-year-old activist and lifelong Texan has campaigned to make June 19 a national holiday for years.
Check out this amazing career and college tour opportunity! Learn about HVAC, Welding, Auto Repair, and Industrial Maintenance. Tour Hill College facilities and tour the Greenbrier Rail Service Company in Cleburne, TX!
Space is extremely limited for this event. Register today at buff.ly/33MtVH3
Get that bread, stack that loot, SECURE THE BAG!
Last year ORS Upward Bound students qualified for over 1.5 million dollars in academic scholarships! 1.5 MILLION! That's a lot of cheddar cheese.
Attend UBU from January 31st thru February 3rd and receive a free scholarship success kit. Meet with your advisor and work on your scholarship applications!
Alvarado High School Alvarado High School Library Venus High School Rio Vista High School Keene High School
Hey, Venus and Keene Upward Bound students, Miguel and Luis will be at UBU after school today to show everyone the cool new robots for the UB Robotics Club. Learn all about how you can code robots and earn rewards.
UB Robotics Club starts in February for VHS & KHS and starts in March for AHS & RVHS.
Today is the day we remember Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to our society. For over 50 years his words have inspired, comforted, and led people throughout the United States of America.
Please take a moment to watch the following video as we celebrate the life and impact of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. - Life Changing Quotes One of the most important figures in the history of civil rights; this Baptist minister led the charge for racial equality, leaving a legacy of equality and ...
Stop by Hill College today before 5 for open appointments!
On behalf of the ORS staff, students, clients, and community, ORS would like to thank Terry Connor and Greg Swalwell for their generous donation of $12,000 to help cover the costs of renewing our existing Upward Bound programs and applying for new Upward Bound programs. Your continued support will help us expand our programs so that hundreds more low-income youth in underserved communities receive the intensive, year-round college preparation and mentoring that will help each of them become the first in their families to graduate college.
Congratulations to our Upward Bound Students who competed in the Johnson County Livestock Show! Great job Nathan, Morgan, and Bryce! RVISD Rio Vista Eagles High School - Rio Vista ISD
The ORS Upward Bound program will resume on Monday, January 20th and we're bringing pizza! We can't wait to see you!!!
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Congratulations to our new Johnson County Educational Opportunity Center Assistant Director, Joseph Cowan. Joseph first started out as a tutor in the ORS Upward Bound Programs and he later transitioned into the Program Coordinator role for the Upward Bound Classic Program at Venus and Alvarado High Schools.
Learn more about Joseph following the link below and make sure you congratulate him in the comments section!
Joseph Cowan- Assistant Director, EOC Johnson County Joseph Cowan is the Assistant Director of the ORS Educational Opportunity Center for Johnson County. Originally from Cleburne, Texas, Joseph attended Hill College and soon transferred to the Univer…
Join the ORS team with this unique Americorps VISTA Fundraising & Development Assistant opportunity! Connect with the community and make an impact by eliminating generational poverty in North Texas.
Learn more and apply at the link below:
Americorps VISTA Fundraising and Development Assistant Americorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is an anti-poverty program designed to provide needed resources to nonprofit organizations and public agencies to increase their capacity to lift communities out of poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA provides opportunities for Americans 18 years or older fr...
Join the ORS team with this unique Americorps VISTA Community Relations Assistant opportunity! Connect with the community and make an impact by eliminating generational poverty in North Texas.
Follow the link below to learn more:
Americorps VISTA Community Relations Assistant Americorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is an anti-poverty program designed to provide needed resources to nonprofit organizations and public agencies to increase their capacity to lift communities out of poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA provides opportunities for Americans 18 years or older fr...
Congratulations to Maria Guillen, our new Assistant Director of the Upward Bound Classic programs! Maria was originally one of our Upward Bound students and then worked as an ORS tutor as she attended Tarleton State University. When she graduated from Tarleton, Maria joined ORS as a Student Development Coordinator and eventually transitioned into the Program Coordinator role. In a way, as ORS grows, Maria provides a stable foundation for the students and the organization. Congratulations Maria!
Maria Guillen – Assistant Director, Upward Bound Classic MARIA GUILLEN – Assistant Director, Upward Bound Classic Maria Gabriela Guillen Ramirez is the Upward Bound Classic Assistant Director for Alvarado, Venus, Rio Vista, and Keene high schools. …
ORS is happy to announce our new College Access Advisor for Tarrant County, Omar Pulido! Omar is a Texas Tech Alum born and raised in Fort Worth. Learn more about Omar here: https://buff.ly/3F36oPo and make sure you congratulate him in the comments!
Omar Pulido, College Access Advisor, EOC Tarrant County Omar Pulido graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He is 23 years old, born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. The oldest of 4! Omar was the first person in hi…
Merry Christmas from everyone at ORS!
Elaina (Audette), one of our former Rio Vista High School Upward Bound students, graduated from Texas Wesleyan University this past weekend with her Bachelor's Degree in English! Congratulations Elaina! We are SO proud of you!
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We support homeschool families in and around the Cleburne, TX area. Our community of K4-12 families meets once a week and uses a classical, Christian approach.
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Dual language is both an additive bilingual program for Spanish-speaking students and foreign language immersion program for English-speaking students.
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