27th Annual National Student Leadership Congress
June 11-16, 2016 | Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 

There is still time to register for the 27th Annual National Student Leadership Congress! For the first time in 27 years, the National Student
Leadership Congress will be hosted at Georgetown University. The University’s on-going commitment to social justice and college access is being
renewed this year as they continue to launch a “comprehensive institutional diversity and equity initiative” on campus which includes
scholarships and supportive services for students and the inclusion of a two-course “diversity requirement to the core curriculum” for students. COE is proud
to partner with Georgetown University to provide our students with what promises to be an impactful educational and leadership experience.

In an effort to highlight the broad range of opportunities that are available to TRIO students, we are connecting Student Leadership
delegates to a number of TRIO alumni who are engaged in exciting work in Washington, D.C. Participants in the Student
Leadership Congress may participate in a Q&A session with TRIO alumni who are attending Georgetown University. These alumni will highlight their
transition to and experiences at the elite university. We are also planning a panel featuring alumni who are currently working in congressional offices,
to share how their experiences in TRIO programs prepared them for their professional jobs on Capitol Hill.

The deadline to apply for this exceptional opportunity is May 6, 2016.

Request for Student Applications

27th Annual National Student Leadership CongressTalent Search, Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math/Science Directors — It’s time to nominate your outstanding rising juniors or seniors to serve as delegates to the Council for Opportunity in Education’s National Student Leadership Congress (NSLC). Please select students who are ready for a challenging and intensive learning experience. It is important that student representatives come prepared for the rigors of a program that includes full schedules, requires open minds, and ensures leadership growth.

The registration fee is $1300 which includes housing, meals, admission fees for tours, NSLC t-shirts, and transportation while the student is in Washington D.C. The registration fee is an allowable project expense (OMB Circular A-21/A-122). The sending project is also responsible for travel expenses and making travel arrangements to Washington D.C. — Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Washington, D.C. (WAS) Amtrak Union Station only.

Please register your students at (http://www.etouches.com/slc2016/).

Accepting Summer Counselor Applications

TRIO project staff are invited to apply for positions as counselors for this exciting student leadership development program. This is an opportunity to come to Washington, D.C. and contribute to a major initiative. It is a great time to facilitate a memorable week for a special group of TRIO students.

All TRIO staff are welcome to apply but preference will be given to staff who have experience working with pre-college students and summer residential programs and past NSLCs. To apply to be a summer counselor for the National Student Leadership Congress, please click here Document is available for download (.doc).

Counselor applications have been extended! Please apply no later than April 15, 2016.

If you have any questions or concerns about NSLC, please contact Krysti Specht directly by phone at (202) 347-7430 or via e-mail at (krysti.specht@coenet.us).