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.
COE offers resources to aid your TRIO advocacy.
- Schedulers and Education Legislative Assistants for All Members of Congress
- Find Your Member of Congress — House.gov (ZIP Code Lookup) or GovTrack.us (with Maps)
- Sample Program One-Pager
- Sample TRIO State Fact Book
Get in Touch
Questions? Contact Director of Congressional Affairs Zach Farmer.
Vice President, Public Policy
Director, Congressional Affairs
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.
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