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August 10, 2017


Alisha Rosas
Director, Marketing & Public Relations
(909) 652-6115

For Immediate Release


(Rancho Cucamonga) - Chaffey College was recently awarded a five-year grant by the U.S. Department of Education to support the college’s Upward Bound program.  The program supports projects designed to provide low-income and traditionally underrepresented students with the skills and motivation necessary to enter and complete a program of higher education.
The grant will complement and build upon the success of the college’s existing Upward Bound program by providing:
  • Academic Advising & Enrollment in Rigorous Academic Curriculum
  • Access to Chaffey College Success/GPS Centers
  • Tutoring
  • Saturday Academies
  • Senior Seminar
  • Student Leadership Council
  • Cultural Activities
  • Mentoring
  • Family Engagement/College Awareness Knowledge Workshops
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance and Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Summer Academy
  • Concurrent Enrollment Opportunities
  • Academic Field Trips
  • Annual Upward Bound Recognition Banquet
  • Professional Development/In-Service Training opportunities for high school faculty

Chaffey College is dedicated to improving lives within the communities we serve.  In support of the college’s mission and this grant, the college is partnering with Fontana Unified School District, Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren, the Fontana City Council, and community partners.   A total of 77 students from A.B. Miller and Fontana High Schools will be served by the USDOE grant.
“Nearly 45 percent of our students are first generation students,” said Dr. Henry Shannon, Superintendent/President, Chaffey College. “The work being done by our Upward Bound program and our partnership with Fontana Unified and the City of Fontana, will allow us to directly impact the lives of these students; showing them that they can and will succeed in their educational journey.”
Learn more about Chaffey College’s Upward Bound program at

About Chaffey College
Chaffey College has three locations in western San Bernardino County: Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, and Chino.  More than 20,000 students attend classes in traditional, online, and hybrid settings.  The college offers a wide variety of transfer and career technical programs and was named among the Top 10 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute.




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