Seattle Human Services Department Upward Bound Records, 1979-1999  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Human Services Dept.
Title
Seattle Human Services Department Upward Bound Records
Dates
1979-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.2 cubic feet, (4 boxes)
Collection Number
3624-01
Summary
Records documenting the Upward Bound college-preparatory program.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

An Office of Human Resources was established in 1971 in the Executive Department to develop, implement, and manage social services for low-income and disadvantaged residents of Seattle. In 1973 it was replaced by the Department of Human Resources. DHR administered family and youth services programs, senior citizen services, community service activities, the Seattle Veterans Action Center, and the Comprehensive Residential Weatherization Program. Federal, state, and local grants comprised two-thirds of the department's operating budget. Passage of the 1986 Low Income Housing Levy increased the City's funding and policy role in housing issues. In 1991, the agency name was changed to the Department of Human Services. A year later, the Department of Housing and Human Services was created, incorporating the City housing programs and Community Development Block Grant administration from the recently abolished Department of Community Development. DHHS programs included aging services, family and youth services, housing and community services, human services, and the City's education office. In 1999, the Office of Housing was established as an independent agency and DHHS was reorganized as the Human Services Department.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Upward Bound, a college preparatory program for high school students funded by the U.S. Department of Education, has been a City program since 1977. It is aimed at ethnically diverse, low-income students who may become first-generation college graduates. The goal is to ensure equal educational opportunity by generating in students the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary to complete postsecondary education. In addition to six weeks of summer school, participants have access to many services and activities during the academic school year, such as tutorial support, personal counseling, and mentoring.

The Upward Bound Records include staff meeting minutes and reports, as well as materials documenting project planning, staff training and education, and cooperation with universities. Budget and grant records are useful in documenting the program and its goals. The series also includes a photo album and photographs from the summer schools

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Human Services Department Upward Bound Records, Record Series 3624-01. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

3624-01:  Seattle Human Services Department Upward Bound Records, 1979-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Staff Meeting Minutes
1990-1993
1/2
Summer Planning Minutes
1991
1/3
Monthly Saturday Meetings
1992-1993
1/4
Database, Annual Report
1991
1/5
Management Plan
1988-1989
1/6
Upward Bound Application Development Guide
1990
1/7
Summer Program
1998
1/8
Guest Book
1985-1988
1/9
Division On Aging Staff Training
1990
1/10
Advisory Committee On Diversity Issues
1991-1992
1/11
Cultural Diversity Training
1991-1992
1/12
Academic Year Program Evaluation
1992
1/13
Math Curriculum Development Project
1992
1/14
Math and Science
1992-1993
1/15
Seattle University
1988-1992
1/16
Seattle Pacific University
1993-1994
1/17
The Youth Investment
1989-1990
1/18
Northwest Association of Special Programs
1988-1993
2/1
The TRIO Evaluation Seminar
1987-1989
2/2
ESL/LEP Student College Preparation
1988
2/3
Private Initiatives in Public Education (PIPE)
1988
2/4
The Children’s Alliance
1993
2/5
Youth Supervisor, Tutors
1985-1989
2/6
Upward Bound Staff / Teachers
1982-1993
2/7
Teacher Evaluations
1987-1995
2/8
Student Enrollment
1992
2/9
Volunteer Services
1988-1999
2/10
Annual Summer Student Survey
1990
2/11
Progress Reports
1991
2/12
Student Progress Reports
1993-1994
2/13
Budget Application, Grant Project
1979-1980
2/14
Budget Application, Grant Project
1979-1980
2/15
Budget
1987-1988
2/16
Continuation Grant Reports
1988-1989
3/1
Financial Reports
1988-1989
3/2
Budget, Continuation, Applications
1989-1991
3/3
Grant Minutes / Reports
1993-1994
3/4
Grant Budget, Meeting Summaries
1993-1995
3/5
Grant Budget, Meeting Summaries
1993-1995
4/1
Photo Album - Students, Staff
1985
4/2
Photos - Students, Staff
1986-1995
4/3
Photos - Staff
1993-1994

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • High school students--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • College preparation programs--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.) Dept. of Housing and Human Services
  • Seattle (Wash.). Human Services Dept.
  • Upward Bound Program (U.S.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)