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Our Mission

The mission of NEOA is to advocate for access to and success in postsecondary education for low-income individuals, first generation college students, and students with disabilities and to develop the skills and knowledge of educational opportunity professionals working with this population.

Our Vision

NEOA will be the recognized leader and voice of expertise in educational opportunity for low income individuals, first generation college students and persons with disabilities. NEOA will cultivate and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders who will build and strengthen the human and financial capital in support of NEOA's mission. These stakeholders Include, but are not limited to:

  • Alumni
  • Elected Officials
  • Educational Opportunity Programs and Professionals
  • Funding sources-private and non-profit
  • Participants, families and communities
  • Schools and institutions
  • State, regional and national organizations
  • U.S. Department of Education/State Departments of Education

This vision will be pursued through professional learning opportunities, leadership and advocacy activities that are innovative, collaborative, flexible, proactive, future-oriented and directly impact student-learning.