The Council for Opportunity in Education has launched a new website exclusively for TRIO Alumni. This online community allows TRIO alumni from around the world to connect and stay current with TRIO news and events; join local alumni groups; network with peers; and post, share, or browse career opportunities. Sign up today at (TRIOalumni.org)!
Through its academic, financial, social, and cultural supportive services, TRIO programs have allowed an estimated 5 million low-income, first-generation students, and students with disabilities to enter and graduate college. To help create a stronger network of TRIO alumni, the Council for Opportunity in Education has developed several alumni initiatives.
It's time to share your TRIO Story with the world! The Council for Opportunity in Education is pleased to present the “Faces of TRIO” Campaign, which will collect stories from TRIO Alumni and share them on social media, in an effort to bring awareness to the effectiveness of TRIO programs. If you are interested in having your story considered for this campaign, please complete this survey. Selected Alumni Profiles will be turned into social media message and appear on selected TRIO Alumni Spotlights! Click here to view the most recent Faces of TRIO alumni profiles.
Throughout the year COE works with a select group of individuals who serve as TRIO Alumni Ambassadors and lead city-wide activities involving TRIO alumni. The Ambassadors host events throughout the year in different cities across the nation and help keep alumni up-to-date on all things TRIO.
Current Alumni Ambassador Cities: San Diego, CA; Portland, OR; New York, NY; Washington, D.C.; and Columbia, SC.
In conjunction with its Annual Policy Seminar, COE hosts the TRIO Alumni Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. The Forum is a one day conference that allows alumni the opportunity to network, gain valuable skills in different areas, and learn strategies to organize at the local level. Registration for the 2020 TRIO Alumni Leadership Forum, which will take place on Sunday, March 22, 2020, is now open. To register, please click here.
What do an astronaut, award-winning actress, college president, and TV writer/producer have in common? They have all been National TRIO Achievers. COE is seeking nominations for the 2020 awards. Do you know of any outstanding TRIO alumni who you would like to nominate for this year's competition? COE recognized several outstanding National TRIO Achievers during the Educational Opportunity Dinners in Washington, D.C., in 2017, and in New York in 2018, and Chicago in 2019. The Council looks forward to honoring an equally outstanding group during COE's 39th Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX, next September!
To receive more information about the TRIO Achievers, please contact Justis Lopez at (firstname.lastname@example.org).