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TRIO Talent Search Program at Portland Community College (Rock Creek)

  • TRIO Talent Search Program at Portland Community College (Rock Creek)
  • 17705 NW Springville Rd
  • Portland, OR 97123
  • Lizbeth Mota
  • TRIO TS High School Advisor
  • (971) 722-7565

Program Description

TRIO Talent Search (TS) is an outreach program designed to help students with significant financial barriers to aspire, prepare for, and enroll in the college of their choice. TRIO TS students generally come from families in which neither parent had the opportunity to receive a 4 year college degree.

The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to post-secondary education. TRIO Talent Search also serves students who dropped out of high school by encouraging them to reenter the educational system and complete their education.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 5%
  • White: 10%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 10%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 60%
  • Other: 10%
  • African American: 5%

Education Level and
Number of Students

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

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (5)


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Portland Community College