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Malcolm X TRIO Educational Opportunity Center

  • Lakeitta Harris
  • Educational Specialist

Program Description

The TRIO Educational Opportunity Center provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of post-secondary education. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process. The goal of the EOC program is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in post-secondary education institutions

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 500
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Illinois State University
  • Northern Illinois University