2019 Annual Policy Seminar

Building on Our Base, Forging New Connections

Saves the Dates

March 22, 2020 — National College Opportunity Programs Leadership Summit
March 22, 2020 — TRIO Alumni Leadership Forum
March 23, 2020 — 36th Annual Seminar with the U.S. Department of Education
March 23-25, 2020 — 39th Annual Policy Seminar

Highlights from COE’s 2019 Annual Policy Seminar

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12).

Thank you to everyone who participated in COE’s 2019 Policy Seminar. We learned a lot and had a great day on the Hill. For those of you who were unable to join us, here are photos of a few of the highlights. Video of COE President Emeritus Arnold Mitchem speaking at the 2019 College Opportunity Programs Leadership Summit can be found here.

More photos can be found at

We hope to see you next year at the Council for Opportunity in Education’s 2020 Annual Policy Seminar, March 22-25, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12) with the delegation from New Jersey and New York.

Brad Fitch, President & CEO, Congressional Management Foundation.

(l-r): Kimberly Jones, Vice President, Public Policy & Communications, Council for Opportunity in Education; Brandy Dailey, Talent Search Alumna, University of Arkansas and Thomas R. Wolanin Intern, Council for Opportunity in Education; Mary Nguyen Barry, Education Policy Advisor, Ranking Member, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; Katie Berger, Professional Staff Member, Chairman, House Committee on Education and Labor; and Alex Ricci, Professional State Member, Ranking Member, House Committee on Education and Labor.

(l-r): Aaron Cortes, Director of STEM Initiatives, Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math/Science, 21st Century Learning Center, Center for College Access & Success, Northeast Illinois University; Karen Keim, Director, Educational Opportunity Center & Talent Search, University of Maine; and Sebastian Myrick, Executive Director, TRIO Pre-College Programs, South Seattle College.