AAEOPP is a non-profit organization designed to bring together into a work and study community those persons who have an active interest in or who are professionally involved in broadening accessibility to and success in formal postsecondary education.
The purpose of the Alabama Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel shall be to bring together into a work and study community those persons who have an active interest in or who are professionally involved in broadening accessibility to and success in formal postsecondary education.
The major focus of the Association will be
1) Those elements which prepare and condition students for postsecondary educational experiences
2) Institutional responses to the challenge of serving more diverse student populations.
Although the Association will have a broad base of student concern, it will be particularly concerned about those students who by reason of socioeconomic station, ethnic definition, physical handicap, and/or restricted cultural-educational experiences find themselves in a position of disadvantage with traditional mainstream American students.
What is AAEOPP?
What is TRIO?
TRIO Programs are our nation’s way of carrying out a commitment to educational opportunities for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background, or economic circumstance. They are funded under the Title IV Higher Education Act of 1965. TRIO Programs help students to overcome class, social, and cultural barriers to higher education and to realize their educational potential.
TRIO Programs provide services to students who come from low-income families and whose parents have not graduated with a four-year degree. Congress has mandated that two-thirds of those students enrolled in TRIO Programs must fall into both these categories. Students enrolled in today’s TRIO Programs mirror our nation’s multi-cultural and multiethnic society. Thirty-seven percent of TRIO students are White, 35% are African-American, 19% are Hispanic,4% are Native American, and 4% are Asian-American. Twenty-two thousand TRIO students are disabled.
TRIO college graduates work in business, government, medicine, law, education, communications, finance, politics, transportation, publishing, law enforcement, computer science and technology, engineering, and accounting.
The newly elected 2023-2025 AAEOPP Executive Board. New officers will be sworn-in during the Closing Breakfast on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 in Nashville, TN. AAEOPP President Sherontae' Maxwell will facilitate the ceremony.