The University of Notre Dame’s Upward Bound program has received a $19,000 grant from the Moody’s Foundation for the implementation of a project-based learning initiative.p. The grant will be utilized to implement a mathematics component for Upward Bound’s 2004 summer residential component, through which students will work in small groups to research and analyze a real world problem using math to explore the business world. Participants will create a plan for a new business, incorporating research, math, accounting, economics, finance, literature, technology, marketing and business principles, then will make projections and handle day-to-day operations.p. One of the federal TRIO Programs, Upward Bound helps area low-income high school students prepare for college. More than 2,000 local students have been involved in the program since its inception in 1966.p. The Moody’s Foundation is a charitable foundation established by Moody’s Corporation, the parent company of Moody’s KVM, a credit risk management technology firm serving the world’s largest financial institutions and the South Bend community.