Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance. In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life. These Programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRIO Programs (initially just three programs). While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education. Read More…
- Representing the interests of TRIO programs in Region X of the Department of Education: Oregon, Washington, Alaska, & Idaho.
- Representing professional educators who work with low income, first generation, and disabled students throughout the Northwest.
- Promoting the development, improvement, and extension of education to non-traditional individuals
- Providing training for professional personnel to enhance the quality of services delivered to non-traditional students.