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Members Involved in Leadership and Engagement (MILE) Program


        2021 Application is now open!

Are you looking for professional development opportunities for yourself or a staff member?  Do you want to learn more about educational opportunity programs?  Consider WAEOPP’s MILE program!

Purpose: To create a network of engaged TRIO professionals in the WAEOPP chapter; increase knowledge of WAEOPP, EOA, and COE; understand the importance of state and federal advocacy; and think critically about enhancing the quality of the WAEOPP chapter.

Target Participants: at least 8 WAEOPP members who:

• Are interested in learning more about TRIO history and associations;
• Are newer professionals;
• Are seasoned professionals who want to be more involved;
• Have had minimal involvement in the chapter;
• Are interested in expanding their leadership skills, networking, and building community.

Program Highlights:

  • February 2021 - online training (exact date TBD)

  • March 2021 - online training (exact date TBD)

  • April 2021 – WAEOPP Annual Spring Conference 

  • May 2021 – online training (exact date TBD)

  • August 2021 – online training (exact date TBD)

  • September 2021 – online training (exact date TBD)

  • October 2021 – online training (exact date TBD)

  • November 2021 (optional EOA Conference – Indianapolis, IN; recognition only)

Each MILE participant (or program/institution) pays $100 to offset portion of costs of training materials. Mileage and meals during trainings are covered with this fee.

MILE participant (or program/institution) covers meals during travel time.

Curriculum may include but not be limited to: TRIO history, mentoring, evaluation, leadership assessments/reflections, quality improvement tools, readings, WAEOPP committee member work, networking and final presentation to the WAEOPP board.

Deadline to apply:  Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Please send completed paper applications to

2021 WAEOPP MILE online application
(Google Document)

2021 WAEOPP MILE application
(Paper form)

 WAEOPP COVID-19 Program Roundtable-SSS
Director's from TRIO programs throughout WAEOPP form across the state have planned a series of virtual conversations to help programs during the Covid-19 Health Crises.  Below is a link to the first conversation as well as a document that can be viewed.  Questions about the virtual conversations can be directed to the Co-Chairs of the Professional Development Committee, Garry Moise and Jeff Galligan.

WAEOPP Covid-19 Virtual Conversation video #1
WAEOPP Covid-19 Virtual Conversation document #1

EOA Foundation

The EOA Foundation provides scholarships and awards to TRIO and educational opportunity program students in the ten-state region served by EOA.


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