Since 2010, the EOA (formerly MAEOPP) National Best Practices Center has been your online program manual for best practices to improve success of low-income, first-generation college, and historically-underrepresented students involved in TRIO and GEAR UP programs.  We are the first group of federally-funded programs to create our own best practices center.  Rather than relying on others for solutions or dependent upon federal funds, we identify practices developed by TRIO and GEAR UP programs for their students that work and share that information with others to use in their programs.  Programs often do the same categories of activities, but each does them differently as they are contextualized for the students.  You are invited to join our efforts by sharing your best practices with others across the nation.

“I like that this site is geared toward practitioners with the clear information on implementing these practices.”
— Staff member at Lewis & Clark Community College (IL)