Endeleo’s College and Career Readiness Program is holistic in its approach to cultivating a culturally rich educational experience that prepares young people for the knowledge-based, 21st century, one in which the so-called gatekeepers to opportunity are gone. Still the path to any measurable, sustainable success will require at minimum, solid training and education coupled with a complement of soft skills in order to carve out a niche. Thus our programs are rooted in cultural identity, entrepreneurial thinking and scholarship. We invite you to learn more.


The Upward Bound program is a federally funded, free program that provides academic, career and financial counseling opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree.


  • Academic Tutoring

  • Academic Advising

  • SAT Strategy Prep

  • Scholarship Assistance


  • Financial aid workshops for students and parents

  • Financial Literacy programs


  • Career exploration and planning

  • Career interest testing and follow up

  • Information on specific careers

  • Decision making skills workshops

  • Critical thinking workshops


  • Information on specific colleges, universities and other schools

  • Assistance in selecting and applying to educational programs after high school

  • Introduction to college life

  • College Fairs

  • College Tours

  • Cultural Trips


The Endeleo Institute invites eligible* high school seniors interested in completing the Gates Millennium Scholarship Application.  We will be working with students looking at some 22nd Century ideas in the 21st Century as they learn while collaborating with each other.

***Eligibility Requirements:***

  • Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic American;  

  • Be Citizens, legal permanent residents or nationals of the United States;

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or earned a GED;

  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities;

  • Meet *Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria;

  • Enroll for the first time at a U.S. located , accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall as a full-time, degree seeking, first year student.


Financial Literacy begins with decision making! This on-going program for grades 4-12 incorporates multiple evidence-based theories to build student’s knowledge and skill sets for making good financial decisions.