Policy Seminar 2023
Marching Towards One Million
This year, the Council for Opportunity in Education’s annual Policy Seminar, Sunday, March 19 through Wednesday, March 22, includes three events: the Leadership Summit, the Seminar on Relations with the U.S. Department of Education, and the Legislative Conference. For individuals participating in Policy Seminar, COE strongly encourages online registration via the registration button below. Download the paper registration form here.
Testimonials from past attendees:
- “Policy Seminar is a game-changer, these advocacy skills are incredibly transferable. These kinds of experiences can totally enhance your professional development–even though they’re kind of intimidating.”
- “Your attendance at Policy Seminar makes a difference! Even if you are awed by the political process, take the step forward and be willing to use your voice for your students. TRIO has many mentors who would love to help you with the process.”
- “You will not be disappointed! Policy Seminar is true advocacy in action, visiting the Hill offices as a group is extremely valuable. My favorite COE event!”
- “Policy Seminar is where you experience firsthand the importance in personally advocating for and providing a voice on behalf of your students!”
Take Action Now!
The key to TRIO’s success in creating over 5 million first-generation college graduates has been the strength of our community’s advocacy. Be part of our collective effort to fight for more funding to expand access to these life-changing services and programs. Contact your House Representatives and Senators today and tell them that TRIO WORKS!
Let’s remind your Members of Congress that TRIO works!
Use the contact information for all congressional education staffers and schedulers by state and district.
Now is the time to let your students and their stories shine!
Use this sample resource to share the successes of your students and programs with Members of Congress.
The United States needs to boost both its academic and economic competitiveness globally.
More than 800,000 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities — from sixth grade through college graduation — are served by over 3,100 programs nationally.
Congressional Champions of TRIO
The Congressional TRIO Caucus is a bipartisan group of Members of Congress supportive of the Federal TRIO Programs and higher education access for low-income, first-generation, and disabled students.
Here’s how you can get involved
Take action and tell your Member of Congress how TRIO works! The Take Action Now page will allow you to send a message on current TRIO issues in Congress. Use the toolkit below to stay in constant contact with Congress at each point in the appropriations process.
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