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The COVID-19 crisis has hit TRIO students and families especially hard. While classrooms at all levels of the education pipeline have shuttered their doors for this semester, many low-income students do not have access to broadband internet or the technological tools (laptops, tablets, etc.) to continue coursework or receive support services online. Many students are dropping out in order to help their families meet their most immediate needs for survival.
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
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Questions? Contact Director of Congressional Affairs Zach Farmer.
Vice President, Public Policy
Director, Congressional Affairs
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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.
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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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