Wahupa means Enlightenment.
Our mission is to light the way for low-income and first-generation San Diegans to achieve their personal best.
The Wahupa TRiO of Programs:
Educational Talent Search
Academic, career, and financial counseling focused on motivating and encouraging high-potential, low-income, first-generation high-schoolers to graduate and go on to college.
Coaching and counseling for college-bound students focused on admissions prep, financial assistance and socio-emotional college readiness.
Educational Opportunity Centers
Counseling and information on college admissions for adults who want to enter, re-enter, or continue their postsecondary education and those looking to obtain a high school diploma or GED.
“I never thought I’d go to college. Wahupa helped me understand how to get there and walked me though all the steps. There was so much to do and my Advisor helped me every step of the way.
- Isaac | class of 2019
Schools We Work With:
Orange Glen High
San Diego High
Chula Vista Adult School
Montgomery Adult School
National City Adult School
San Ysidro Adult School
Educational Talent Search Programs Director
Educational Opportunities Centers Programs Director
Upward Bound Programs Director
Jim Pauley, President
Kevin Ho, Treasurer
Patricia Fitzmorris, EdD., Member
Leslie Whitney, Member