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By virtue of its goals and mission, the Office of Student Life & Community Partnerships serves as the conduit for several of the external grants with college focus objectives.

Great Potential

Great Potential is a program of the New York State Education Department, Office of K-16 Initiative & Access Programs called the liberty Partnerships Program.  It is funded via The New York State Assembly Westchester County Majority Delegation and New York State Department of Children and Family Services.

Currently in its 23rd year, the 2011-2012 Great Potential Program provides services to nearl 19 middle and high school students in six (6) school districts thoughout the County of Westchester, New York.  The program is committed to broadening the range of collaborating organizations in support of youth potentially in high-risk situations.

Upward Bound

The Upward Bound (UB) Program is a federally-funded TRiO program, which was established by the U.S. Department if Education in 1965.  Purchase College has received continual funding for the Upward Boung Program since 1999.  Upward Bound prepares underserved and/or first-generation college-bound students in grades nine through twelve for success in high school and enrollment in college.  All services are provided at no cost to participants.

The Upward Bound Program at Purchase College, SUNY serves Roosevelt High School in Yonkers and the Law & Community Service, School for the Arts and Business & Technology schools located at the Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus in the Bronx.