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What is PACT/Upward Bound?

PACT, Inc. Upward Bound Tutorial & Advising Program @ Will C. Wood!



During the last 50 years, Plan of Action for Challenging Times (PACT), Inc. has served 60,000 young people in San Francisco, West Contra Costa, and Vallejo City Unified School Districts, placing approximately 36,000 students in colleges and other postsecondary institutions, most with financial assistance.


PACT, Inc.’s program services have recently expanded to Will C. Wood High School, providing FREE tutorial, college advising, mentoring, and enrichment services as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Upward Bound program (!


The PACT, Inc. Upward Bound Tutorial & Advising Program provides Will C. Wood 9th through 12th-graders with academic advising in core subjects including: English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Foreign Language; as well as college advising to assist with postsecondary navigation, the application process, and financial aid. Services are 100% FREE and provided at Will C. Wood High after-school (2-3 days per week), and 1-2 Saturdays per month. The program also includes a summer component (details TBD).


Who we are looking for?

As a federal Upward Bound program under the U.S. Department of Education’s TRiO programs, our focus is on 9th- through 12th- graders who are low-income AND first-generation-to-college (i.e., neither parent possesses a four-year college degree). While this will be the target population, other students who are not considered low-income and first-generation-to-college may still be considered. Participating students do not need to be in the top of their class, but they do need to demonstrate a fairly solid academic history (2.5+ GPA) and a need for program services. Students must also be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.


How to apply?

  • Complete and sign the PACT Intake Upward Bound Application AND Needs Assessment. This document is located in the locker link below.
  • Provide a copy of student’s transcripts and California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test scores.
  • Email documents to, mail them to the PACT, Inc. office (address below), or drop them off at your school’s administration office (Principal’s box).


What happens next?

The PACT, Inc. Project Director or program staff will contact students/families with next steps after applications are reviewed.

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