EQUALITY, Spring 2023

During the Policy Seminar, Cheryl Johnson, the U.S. House of Representatives Clerk, said she gave “so much credit” for where she is today to her first exposure to TRIO — the Upward Bound program at Loyola University in New Orleans. Every Saturday, she said she boarded a ferry, a bus, and a streetcar to arrive at her program five minutes early, for she was told, “‘If you are early, you are on time. If you are on time, you are late.’ So, I was never late.”

March to June 2023

In March, the Biden-Harris Administration released its budget request to Congress for FY24 asking Congress to provide a $107 million (or 9%) funding increase for TRIO, for a total proposed appropriation of $1.3 billion in FY24. At COE’s Policy Seminar, COE President Maureen Hoyler reminded attendees why their presence on Capitol Hill is critical: The people enrolled in TRIO programs don’t have as many voices raised on their behalf as many other groups. Read more in the Spring 2023 issue of Equality, now available for download.

  • TRIO Marches Towards One Million at Policy Seminar;
  • New VUB Director Has Great Plans for D.C.’s Veterans;
  • An Updated Tool Promoting Equitable Program Evaluation;
  • What It’s Like to Be on the Other End of Advocacy: 2023 Wolanin Intern Reflects; and more!

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