Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Announces $497,413 grant awarded to the University of Houston-Downtown under the Upward Bound Program

May 26, 2017
Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                              Contact: Rucks Russell

May 25, 2017                                                                                       (202) 225-3816

Press Statement

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Announces $497,413 grant awarded to the University of Houston-Downtown under the Upward Bound Program

 

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement announcing today that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Houston-Downtown a $497,413 grant to implement its Upward Bound Program to provide students with the skills and motivation necessary to enter and succeed in a program of postsecondary education:

 

“I am pleased to announce this considerable grant awarded to the University of Houston-Downtown, which will greatly impact individuals in this community from disadvantaged backgrounds. This program will help students overcome obstacles through the use of college resources leading to an increase in academic performance and providing a smooth transition to college.

 

“Creating opportunities for disadvantaged students and providing them with the knowledge and tools to excel in academics has always been one of my major priorities. I am pleased that the University of Houston-Downtown has been awarded a $497,413 grant to assist students in our community in their academic endeavors.

 

“I thank the Department of Education for awarding this grant to the University of Houston-Downtown and I am proud to have supported the legislation that authorized the program that made this grant possible.”

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Congresswoman Jackson Lee is a Democrat from Texas’s 18th Congressional District. She is a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary and Homeland Security and is Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security