Our TRiO Programs

UNO TRiO  programs include :

9-12 grades: Upward Bound for Orleans and Jefferson Parishes

6-12 grades: Educational  Talent Search for Special Needs Students in Orleans Parish

Upward Bound Math and Science

For eligible college students enrolled at UNO:  UNO Student Support Service

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Our mission is to provide academic and college preparation support  for low-income, first generation college bound high school students and their families.

Under the direction of Brenda Brown are the following Upward Bound and Talent Search Programs:

 9-12 Grades:   Upward Bound Programs

Orleans Parish (Project PASS)

 Jefferson Parish (Project REACH & Jefferson Upward   Bound)

  • we start with students entering 9th  grade and provide support to them through high school and for 6 years after they graduate
  • we provide weekly in school tutoring at target schools, Saturday sessions and a summer program of academics and community partnerships
  • we serve students with special needs – however- students are not required to have documented IEP’s or 504 plans-
  • Our trained staff  understand the accommodations and modifications needed to help students with special needs. We attend IEP and 504 plan meetings as an outside support program.
  • we help students navigate the college entrance process
  • we involve parents every step of the way with what is needed to get their student into a post-secondary program
  • our program provides opportunities for college visits, career exploration and community service


Laurie Molnar – Associate Director Jefferson Parish Schools:

lmolnar@uno.edu   504-280-1262, cell 504-812-7281

Emma Kibort-Crocker – Jefferson Parish Advisor:

  • East Jefferson/ Riverdale                                   ehkibort@uno.edu   504-280-3228

John Bishop – Project REACH Advisor 

  • Grace King/Bonnabel                                      jbbishop@uno.edu       504-289-6588

Stephanie Murray – Associate Director Orleans Parish Schools          sfrisco@uno.edu                                                                                          504-280-1207

Kaylyn Bernard -Program Advisor   

kbernar1@uno.edu                                                                                  504-280-3229

Eliza Nascarella – Assoc. Dir. Senior Services      enascare@uno.edu    504-280-5560

Brenda B. Brown – Director :  bmbrown1@uno.edu                                 504-280-6979

6- 12 Grades : Educational Talent Search Program

ACCESS – for Orleans Parish students for grades 6-12 with special needs: students are required to have documented IEP or 504 plans

ACCESS provides:

  • in school advising, workshops on college readiness, financial planning, time management, study skills, test taking and more
  • summer programming and field trips
  • advocacy for students with documented IEP or 504 plans
  • involve parents every step of the way with what is needed to get their student into a post-secondary program
  • our program provides opportunities for college visits and career exploration

Dion Dukes – Associate Director- ddukes@uno.edu                                      504-280-7425

Jean Ware – Summer Program Coordinator –  jbware@uno.edu               504-280-7152

Gregory Smith- Program Advisorgmsmith7@uno.edu                              504- 280-7270

Johnique Johnson – Program Advisor –                                                                504-280-6951

Eliza Nascarella- Coordinator of Senior Services   enascare@uno.edu    504-280-5560

Classic Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math and Science

Under the direction of Ms. Lynette Bates, Classic Upward Bound also serves students in Orleans parish schools, primarily Lake Area, KIPP Renaissance and Clark. Services are similar to the above mentioned Upward Bound programs.

Upward Bound Math and Science programs provide specialized support for students interested in post-secondary STEM programs and careers.

Lynette Bates- Director- Classic Upward Bound: ldbates@uno.edu              504-280-7050

Delores Haynes- Associate Director- Classic Upward Bound: dhaynes@uno.edu    504-280-6978

Eligible UNO College Students : TRiO Student Support Services

Student Support Services provide a seamless support system for TRiO students throughout their post-secondary career at UNO.

Nora Chapuis – Director








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