TRIO Project Achieve
TRIO Project Achieve is a federally-funded Student Support Services program at the University of Nebraska Omaha, aimed at increasing college access for students from traditionally underrepresented populations. Specifically, TRIO Project Achieve provides support to first-generation students, low-income students, students with disabilities, students with limited English language proficiency, homeless students, foster care students, and other disadvantaged students. TRIO Project Achieve provides mentoring, tutoring, workshops, counseling, academic advising, financial aid assistance, and community service opportunities, with the aim of facilitating graduation within six years.
TRIO Project Achieve was established at UNO in 1994. The program operates out of the Hayden House on UNO's Dodge Street campus. As of Fall 2019, TRIO Project Achieve serves approximately 160 students at UNO.
The Federal TRIO Programs are a trio of federal programs-- namely Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Services (formerly Special Services for Disadvantaged Students)--originating in the 1960s, aimed at increasing higher education opportunities for disadvantaged students. The TRIO Programs operate under the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.
TRIO Project Achieve website, viewed 2019-12-19, https://www.unomaha.edu/project-achieve/about/index.php
U.S. Department of Education, Federal TRIO Programs - Home Page, viewed 2019-12-19, https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/index.html