Join more than 1,000 colleges and community agencies committed to postsecondary opportunity for low-income, first-generation students, students with disabilities in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., the Pacific Islands, and Puerto Rico!
The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is a nonprofit organization, established in 1981, dedicated to furthering the expansion of college opportunities for low-income, first-generation students, and students with disabilities in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., the Pacific Islands, and Puerto Rico. Its membership includes more than 1,000 colleges and agencies. Through its numerous membership services, the Council works in conjunction with colleges, universities, and agencies to help low-income students enter college and graduate. Over a million low-income students and students with disabilities each year receive college access and retention services through our member colleges and agencies.
A COE Membership assists you in
- Increasing competitiveness in securing TRIO funding to boost graduation and retention rates;
- Enhancing the services you provide to low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities to increase their chances of success;
- Strengthening your community engagement profile by connecting your institution to local organizations and community agencies serving diverse populations; and
- Accessing a national network of thought leaders who believe in the power of higher education as an engine of social mobility and global competitiveness.
Through your membership, you will also gain access to
- Members-only grant and proposal writing workshops — which help agencies gain more federal dollars for college access and success.
- Quarterly newsletter Equality.
- Program and Professional Development opportunities such as “On-Boarding” for college access and success professionals are deeply discounted.
- Study abroad and internship opportunities for your students and recent alumni.
- Real-time technical assistance to ensure compliance with federal grant guidelines.