Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP)

STEP is a pre-collegiate program funded in partnership with the New York State Education Department with the purpose of encouraging and enabling students from historically underrepresented groups or low income families to pursue college and careers in science, technology, health-related fields and state-licensed professions. MCC STEP provides academic advisement, tutoring, and a Saturday College enrichment program. STEP students also participate in the National Science Bowl, FIRST LEGO League, college prep, field trips, and a STEP summer program.

Upward Bound

The Upward Bound Program is a federally funded program that serves Rochester City School District high-school students from low-income families and students from families in which neither parent holds a college degree. Upward Bound helps participants by providing instruction in math, science, composition, literature, foreign language, reading, writing, and study skills as well as other subjects necessary for success in education beyond high school. The program offers academic, financial and personal counseling, tutoring and mentoring. It provides information on post-secondary education; exposure to academic programs and college events; assistance in completing college entrance and financial aid applications; and assistance in preparing for college entrance exams.

Liberty Partnership Program

Liberty Partnerships is a comprehensive academic excellence program funded by the New York State Education Department. It was established in 1988 to address the significant school dropout rate among New York State’s youth. LPP engages colleges and universities, school districts, parents, students, community organizations, business and industry, and local government. The mission of LPP is to ensure that program participants graduate from high school and enter college and/or the workforce as highly competent young adults.