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NEOA Honors Senator Christopher Murphy With the 2014 Shirley Chisholm Award (April 11, 2014)

Lyndon State College TRiO Students Attend National Policy Seminar (April 1, 2014)

NEOA Honors Stan Salett With The 2013 Claiborne Pell Award - April 3, 2013 (PDF)

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New England Educational Opportunity Programs in the News

At 50, Upward Bound Still Opens Pathway to College
http://diverseeducation.com/article/65855/

Blind Hiker Climbs Mt. Katahdin (story about an SSS student at the University of Maine at Augusta)
http://www.wcsh6.com/story/entertainment/television/bill-greens-maine/2014/07/14/blind-woman-fulfills-lifelong-dream-of-climbing-maines-highest-peak/12632997/

Community College of Vermont increases vet grads (June 5, 2014)
http://www.reformer.com/ci_25904908/community-college-vermont-increases-vet-grads

MCC GEAR UP grad is named an alum leader (September 12, 2013)
http://www.lowellsun.com/rss/ci_23994003?source=rss

Examining the Studies (September 9, 2013)
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/science/examining-the-studies.html?_r=1&

When girls rule the school and why it matters (August 30, 2013)
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/30/opinion/when-girls-rule-the-school-and-why-it-matters/

Meet the Valedictorians (August 7, 2013)
http://www.bu.edu/today/2013/meet-the-valedictorians/

Smashing the Cycle of Poverty (August 12, 2013)
http://www.colby.edu/colby.mag/issues/66/article/1506/smashing-the-cycle-of-poverty/

RSU 24 College Readiness Teacher Receives Outstanding Teacher Award - http://rsu24.maineadulted.org/news/article/2013/07/19/rsu_24_college_readiness_teacher_receives_outstanding_teacher_award (Sally Daniels is the Director of Project Services for the Maine Education Opportunity Center at the University of Maine)

The Dream Deferred
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-kirk-edgerton/the-dream-deferred_b_3319732.html

Worcester State Administrator to Appear at TRIO Briefing on Capitol Hill
https://wordpress.worcester.edu/worcester-state-administrator-to-appear-at-trio-briefing-on-capitol-hill/

Mainer Tells Congress poverty can be beaten
http://www.pressherald.com/politics/mainer-tells-congress-poverty-can-be-beaten_2013-05-17.html

How To Fill the 'Skills Gap'
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/04/05/opinion/editorials/how-to-fill-the-skills-gap/

Program that helps Vt. college students faces cuts
http://www.wcax.com/story/21761347/program-that-helps-vt-college-students-faces-cuts (March 21, 2013)

Do You Notice Sequestration? In Holyoke, they do.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2013/03/13/you-notice-sequestration-holyoke-they/c2nlaB7peSOqj8fbT9E4sJ/story.html?s_campaign=8315 (March 13, 2013)

The Return of the Sequester (February 1, 2013)
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/02/01/effects-sequestration-are-already-felt-colleges-and-universities

A Critical Helping Hand for Students (October 25, 2012)
http://www.recorder.com/home/2373208-95/college-program-students-nmh

Sequestration Threatens College Faculty and Students (October 19, 2012)
http://educationvotes.nea.org/2012/10/19/sequestration-threatens-college-faculty-and-students/

Wesleyan Receives Some Upward Bound Funding, Will Offer Limited Math And Science Program (September 17, 2012)
http://www.courant.com/community/middletown/hc-middletown-upward-bound-0915-20120917,0,3644550.story?track=rss

Teen Center offers eye-opening lesson for Jonesport teen (August 28, 2012) (Only available to subscribers)
http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2012-08-27/The_Pulse/Teen_Center_offers_eyeopening_lesson_for_Jonesport.html

Meriden: "It's a good feeling when you're not lost" (June 15, 2012)
http://www.myrecordjournal.com/meriden/article_d0f454a8-b68f-11e1-ba3d-0019bb2963f4.html

Bridgewater State University offers Upward Bound program (June 13, 2012)
http://www.enterprisenews.com/news/x345281302/Bridgewater-State-University-offers-Upward-Bound-program

Federal Government Denies Funding to UMaine Upward Bound Program (June 6, 2012)
http://www.wabi.tv/news/30704/federal-government-denies-funding-to-umaine-upward-bound-program

Stamford Schools Receive Grants (May 24, 2012)
http://www.thedailystamford.com/schools/stamford-schools-receive-grants

Steve Perry, Renowned Educator and Connecticut TRIO Alumni, talks about the importance of Upward Bound and SSS on CNN (May 21, 2012)
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/04/23/exp-point-perry-longer-school-days.cnn

Upward Bound Prepares Thousands for College (March 6, 2012)
http://www.smithsophian.com/features/upward-bound-prepares-thousands-for-college-1.2811391

Meryl Streep donates $10,000 to Upward Bound at RIC (February 29, 2012)
http://www.ric.edu/whatsnews/details.php?News_ID=1714
http://www.abc6.com/story/17054961/streep-gives-10000-to-ri-scholarship-fund

TRIO and program alumni featured on CityLine on ABC (January 22, 2012)

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/30240854/detail.html - Segment #2

Education Opportunity Key (September 6, 2011)
http://www.telegram.com/article/20110906/NEWS/109069974

Maine Voices: Upward Bound challenges future first-generation college students (August 15, 2011)
http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/upward-bound-challenges-future-first-generation-college-students_2011-08-13.html

Future Leaders (August 15, 2011)
http://www.worcestermag.com/city-desk/top-news/Future-Leaders-126707808.html

Danbury kids fight to save life-changing college program (July 28, 2011)
http://blog.ctnews.com/takeonlife/2011/07/28/danbury-kids-fight-to-save-life-changing-college-program/

Upward Bound Students Celebrate College Success (podcast) (July 18, 2011)
http://www.vpr.net/audio/news/regional_news/2011/07/2011_0718_vtedsegc.mp3

Upward Bound opens doors for students (July 17, 2011)
http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/programopens-doorsfor-students_2011-07-16.html

Upward Bound students build rain garden at CSC (July 9, 2011)
http://www.vermonttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/RH/20110709/NEWS01/707099933

Goal: Help students get into college, and succeed (June 9, 2011)
http://www.stowetoday.com/stowe_reporter/news/article_9fa5a0e6-929b-11e0-a400-001cc4c03286.html

Saturday deadline to register for statewide motorcycle ride for Upward Bound (April 28, 2011)
http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/04/28/news/bangor/saturday-deadline-to-register-for-statewide-motorcycle-ride-for-upward-bound

Save student programs (April 16, 2011)
http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/04/15/opinion/letters/april-16-2011-mitchell-lepage-budget/?ref=mostReadBox

Upward Bound staff hosts three fundraisers to help students purchase books (March 7, 2011)
http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/03/04/lifestyle/upward-bound-staff-hosts-three-fundraisers-to-help-students-purchase-books/

College fair educates students from across New England (March 1, 2011)
http://www.warwickonline.com/view/full_story/11778757/article-College-fair-educates-students-from-across-New-England

In Warwick, conference for students hoping to attend college (February 26, 2011)
http://www.projo.com/news/content/DISADVANTAGED_COLLEGE_FAIR_02-26-11_QUMMV5K_v13.14187ba.html

UMF Upward Bound program receives grant (Dec 16, 2010)
http://www.sunjournal.com/franklin/story/957459

Arrivals and Departures: UConn Excels at Retaining Students (Nov 29, 2010)
http://today.uconn.edu/?p=25310