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.


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President: 
Michael Harrison
Vice-President: 
Cody Hammack
Secretary: 
Keith Robinson
Treasurer: 
Cherry Watkins
Past President: 
Shawanda Benjamin
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
  and
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.
Upward Bound - comprehensive services for high school students
Educational Talent Search - services for secondary school students
Educational Opportunity Centers - services for adults
Upward Bound Math & Science - services for high school students
Veterans’ Upward Bound - services for our nation’s veterans
Student Support Services - services for college underclassmen
Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program -services for graduate students
T​he Federal TRIO Programs Include:
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