This year the U.S. Department of Education (Department) is commemorating a half a century of changing lives through education with the Federal TRIO Programs! The theme for the 50th anniversary celebration is TRIO: Celebrating 50 Years of Promoting Excellence by Providing Hope and Opportunity for Success.
To offer special recognition to the TRIO alumni who have participated in our programs (Upward Bound (UB)), UB Math and Science, Veterans UB, Talent Search, Student Support Services, McNair and or Educational Opportunity Centers) the Department has added a new page to its website entitled, http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio-alumni-request.html" Be a Part of the TRIO Story. On behalf of the Department, we would be honored to include and share your story!
To share your TRIO story please send it to us at
, in one paragraph format, by Friday July 11, 2014 and include:
● Your full name
● The name of the Federal TRIO Program(s) you participated in
● A brief statement on How TRIO impacted my life
● Current Achievements
(If you are a Department of Education employee.)
Please also feel free to follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EDPostsecondary" @EDPostsecondary and share your story using the hashtag #TRIO50.
For any questions or assistance, please contact Craig Pooler at 202-502-7640 or at
or Chaz Gipson at202-502-7637 or
Thank you for joining us as we celebrate how 50 years of TRIO has had a positive impact on the lives of the youth it serves!