empower: Your APR Solution™

empower™ is a secure, cloud-based suite of tools using best-in-class technology to help community partners, college coaches, administrators, and other stakeholders access and analyze data.

All-in-One TRIO Solution

Student Profiles That Go Beyond the APR​

Federal TRIO Programs, like many higher education access and retention programs, operate with lean teams. These teams are spending more time on day-to-day administrative needs and less on where they really want to focus — students, program initiatives, and outcomes.​ empower™ is a secure, cloud-based student access, success and retention solution.​

  • A modern and comprehensive solution to manage and support TRIO programs, data, and APR compliance
  • Improves program success and outcomes
  • Makes large volumes of data more accessible
  • Reduces administrative tasks and save time
  • An affordable solution for small teams

Annual Performance Reports

Comprehensive & Compliant Reporting

empower™ allows custom reports and filtering to determine students needing particular intervention services, highlights required Annual Performance Report (APR) fields, provides direct compliance reporting to the Department of Education, tracks progress toward program goals, and generates reports that share program outcomes.

Integrate and keep track of:

  • Attendance & Participation
  • Test Scores
  • Recommendation Letters
  • College Offers

Gain a 360-degree view of every student by recording:

  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Interests
  • Job History
  • Mental Health

Explore empower™

Are you ready to receive customized reports and filtering options to pinpoint students in need of specific intervention services and streamline your compliance with direct reporting to the Department of Education and effortlessly track progress toward program goals? From highlighting APR fields to sharing impactful program outcomes, empower™ transforms data into actionable insights. Subscribe to our emails and stay informed to empower your students and program’s success!




empower™ allows for real-time analysis and concentration on student group performance,  offers access to student information via dashboards and analytics, and monitors interactions with students at both individual and group levels.



empower THE COLLEGE READINESS SOLUTION® was developed by the Council for Opportunity in Education — the voice of college opportunity, with a forty-year track record of commitment to college access and success.



Programs can collect, manage, and report on large volumes of student data through robust student profiles, comprehensive reporting, and a digital-first approach to drive individual program outcomes.


Patricia Mahomond

Assistant Vice-President, Business Development

Patricia Mahomond is committed to improving equity, access, and success for disadvantaged students and graduates in higher education and the workplace. Her background includes consulting and strategizing with clients on best using technology to further their goals by managing and utilizing data. She frequently conducts presentations and workshops on topics of interest to College Access and…
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Collaborative Customer Satisfaction​

The Potential of empower™

Expand Growth in Target Market

The support of funding unlocks a world of possibilities for the future of empower™, allowing us to develop marketing and sales strategies with impact. TRIO is the largest federal infrastructure providing support services to low-income and first-generation college students. More than 3,100 TRIO programs currently serve more than 880,000 low-income students ranging from sixth-grade through adult education.

Our success is not just about having a unique product; it’s about building on our robust reputation, network, and research.​

COE President Kimberly A. Jones


empower™ integrates data from various stakeholders, facilitates collaborative planning for student success across partners, and tracks interactions with students both individually and in groups.



Our current satisfied customers are active partners — working beside us to continuously improve empower™. Their valuable feedback drives our innovation process by focusing on customer-centric solutions.



Through strategic collaborations, we work to strengthen quality, opportunity and access to education for all American students — the next generation of global leaders.