A program operated by a Ventura County university which helps high school students from low income families improve their academic skills, and improve their chances of getting into college received a major federal grant to continue, and expand.
California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks, has been awarded a $3 million dollar, five year grant for its “Trio” Upward Bound program. Part of the grant will allow CLU to continue offering services for students from Oxnard’s high schools, and part will allow the university to offer the program to some Los Angeles County students.
The program provides students with services like tutoring, weekend classes, parent workshops, and a six week summer camp on the CLU campus. Over the last five years, more than 250 students have gone through the program, with 96% of them going on to college.