Welcome to the NWACC Upward Bound Program!

Our Mission

The mission of the NorthWest Arkansas Community (NWACC) Upward Bound Project is to empower participants by building the skills and encouraging the motivation of each participant to complete their secondary education and to continue to a postsecondary education program.





Jerry H. Moore

Director Upward Bound

Jerry Moore just started his twenty-sixth year in TRiO. 

Before coming to NorthWest  Arkansas Community College he worked  as a Academic Counselor  for Student Support Services  at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville.  Jerry has a  M.A.  in Sociology from U of A Fayetteville.  He has taught high school social studies in Fort Smith, AR.  His love for his students is very strong. 

He is in charge of running the day-to-day operation of the program, as well as budgeting and staff supervision.



Jason Ervin

Program Manager
Upward Bound

Jason is originally from Southern California and has lived in Arkansas since July of 2009. In California Jason was a mild/moderate Special Education Teacher in a self contained class. Jason comes from a large family of teachers and has been blessed to join the ranks of educators.

Jason has been married for 11 years to Nikki, a Respiratory Therapist and together they have three children, JJ 10, Lilly 9, and Olivia 7. "Through the grace of God I have found my way to the Upward Bound Program and plan to put a new spin on providing opportunity for more young people to attend college."


Questions or comments about the web site? Please email ub@nwacc.edu.