February 12, 2019
In his January 1965 message to Congress on Education, President Lyndon B. Johnson articulated the need for more higher education opportunities for lower and middle income families, program assistance for small and less developed colleges, additional and improved library resources at higher education institutions, and utilization of college and university resources to help deal with national problems like poverty and community development. President Johnson spearheaded policy initiatives, legislation, and programs, which encapsulated the Great Society.
The Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 was a result of this effort and, as part of it, emerged the Federal TRIO Programs. To commemorate these milestones and to honor National TRIO Day, COE Board Chair, Kristian Wiles and the Resource Development Committee have created a week of giving (.pdf).
Join us in celebrating the Higher Education Act of 1965 by making a personal contribution of $19.65 to the Council for Opportunity in Education online or by mailing in this Personal Contribution Form (.pdf). Extended until February 28!