Poster: "Upward Bound: Supporting First-generation and/or Low-income Students of Color through Community Cultural Wealth"
Event: 2018 School of Education Research Poster Celebration
Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: School of Education Courtyard
Presenter: Diana Gamez
Poster Title: "Upward Bound: Supporting First-generation and/or Low-income Students of Color through Community Cultural Wealth"
Poster Advisor: Shanyce Campbell
Upward Bound (UB) seeks to increase the rates at which first-generation and/or low-income high school students enroll in and graduate from secondary institutions by providing academic support. Studies have examined the effectiveness of UB measured by academic achievement, specifically college enrollment and graduation rates. However, studies have not examined how a program that serves students of color supports in affirming ways. Guided by the community cultural wealth (CCW) framework, this utilizes an instrumental case study design to explore how UB supports students of color. Findings from observations and interviews indicate that UB was not strategically designed to affirm students of color; however, staff did practice CCW concepts.