Member Associations

Membership organizations with similar purposes and goals are eligible for affiliate membership in the Council for Opportunity in Education. There are presently ten affiliate members of the Council for Opportunity in Education.

Association for Equality and Excellence in Education, Inc. (AEEE)

  • AEEE works to provide for employees of Federal TRIO Programs in the State of New Jersey and the State of New York and others concerned with providing equal access to education, a forum for collegiality, professional development, and all other activities that pertain to the interests and well-being of their programs and students.

ASPIRE, Inc. (ASPIRE)

  • ASPIRE, Inc.’s mission is to increase the educational and success opportunities for low-income and first-generation college students though advocacy, professional development, and legislative awareness (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming).

Caribbean Association of Educational Opportunity Programs (CAEOP)

  • The Caribbean Association of Educational Opportunity Programs is committed to the development and excellence of the TRIO programs. CAEOP promotes access, retention and opportunity for disadvantaged and minority youth in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP)

  • The Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit consortium of professionals with the specific purpose of leveling the playing field of educational opportunity for first generation, low income, and disabled students. MAEOPP is the representative professional body for colleges, universities and agencies that host federally-funded TRIO educational opportunity programs within ten states in the great Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin).

Mideastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MEAEOPP)

  • The Mid-Eastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel is a regional association of educational opportunity personnel from Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. MEAEOPP's mission is to assist low-income, first generation and traditionally under represented students in overcoming the economic, physical, academic and social barriers that make accessibility to higher education difficult, if not impossible.

Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs (NAEOP)

  • The Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs promotes the development, improvement, and extension of education to non-traditional individuals. NAEOP represents professional educators who work with low income, first generation, and disabled students throughout the Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).

New England Educational Opportunity Association (NEOA)

  • The New England Educational Opportunity Association, or NEOA, is an organization of professionals who are actively interested in insuring equal educational opportunities in higher education. Founded in 1972, NEOA has membership of more than 300 educators throughout the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP)

  • The Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel is an eight-state southeast regional Association (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) dedicated to the professional development and support of TRIO professionals and to the advocacy of the TRIO Movement.

Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP)

  • The purpose of SWASAP is to provide support, training, and encouragement to TRiO professionals within the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas in an effort to strengthen their endeavor to serve the national and regional needs of the targeted population.

Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP)