Educational Institutions

Council for Opportunity in Education

  • WASHINGTON, DC
  • www.coenet.us

Mission Statement

TO ADVANCE AND DEFEND THE IDEAL OF EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION. AS SUCH, THE FOCUS OF THE COUNCIL IS ASSURING THAT THE LEAST ADVANTAGED SEGMENTS OF THE POPULATION HAVE A REALISTIC CHANCE TO ENTER AND GRADUATE FROM A POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION.

Main Programs

  1. Louis Stokes Institute for Opportunity in STEM Education
  2. GO College (Gaining Options for College Collaborative)
  3. Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education
  4. Program & Professional Development
  5. Advocacy
  6. Keith Sherin Global Leaders Scholarship Program
  7. Study Abroad

ruling year

1982

President

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Ms. Maureen Hoyler

Keywords

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advocacy, first generation students, low-income students, disabled students, professional development, policy, research, college access, college success, college completion, TRIO

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Also Known As

COE

EIN

52-1221301

 Number

6615296801

Physical Address

1025 VERMONT AVENUE Suite 900

WASHINGTON, DC 20005

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Council for Opportunity in education provides the necessary supports (advocacy, professional development, research) that helps access and success programs like TRIO ensure:

•an estimated 2 million students graduating from college;
•the integration of 2,800 TRIO programs into college campuses, serving 790,000 students (two-thirds of whom come from families with incomes under $35,325 — family of four);
•the establishment of performance standards that are subject to specific outcome measures. Each program's continued funding is dependent upon meeting quantifiable objectives related to college entrance and graduation rates;
•increased national awareness of equal educational opportunity issues and diversity in colleges and universities; and
•leveraged $800 million in FY 2013 to support TRIO Programs (up from $174.9 in 1985)

Programs

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Program 1

Louis Stokes Institute for Opportunity in STEM Education

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GO College (Gaining Options for College Collaborative)

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Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education

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Program & Professional Development

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Advocacy

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Keith Sherin Global Leaders Scholarship Program

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Study Abroad

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Every young person and adult has an equal opportunity to prepare for, attend, and graduate from college. Graduation from any category of postsecondary institution is achievable and not limited by family background or economic status.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
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  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
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  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
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  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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Financials

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COUNCIL FOR OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Council for Opportunity in Education

Leadership

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President

Ms. Maureen Hoyler

BIO

On October 1, 2013, Maureen Hoyler assumed the position of President of the Council for Opportunity in Education. She began her career at the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette University as an assistant to the then Director, Dr. Arnold Mitchem. Ms. Hoyler moved to Washington in 1981 to establish the Council’s office. Before assuming the role of president, she served as COE’s Executive Vice President and oversaw all of the Council’s operations including Public Policy and Communications, Program and Professional Development, Business and Finance, Development, the Pell Institute for the Study of Higher Education, the Louis Stokes Institute for Opportunity in STEM Education, and an I3 grant, from the U.S. Department of Education and GE, which has been used to the develop the GO College Program (currently in Erie, PA and Louisville, KY).

Ms. Hoyler has lectured widely on federal law and regulations. Her publications include “Collaboration to Widen Participation in Higher Education” (The European Access Network) and “Expanding College Access and Success: The Chicago Model” (with George Lowery). She received her B.A. in English, theology, and anthropology and her law degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"We must ensure that all Americans, regardless of background or circumstance, have an opportunity to receive a quality higher education. American workers must have the proper training and education to fill the skilled jobs that this country needs in order to grow our economy and remain globally competitive. Both of these issues are integral to the goals of the TRIO programs — programs that empower low-income, first-generation, and minority students, to achieve their dreams by obtaining a higher education and becoming productive members of their community.

President Obama has highlighted the need for high schools to partner with colleges and employers to ensure that students' academic preparation is aligned with the needs of the workforce. The TRIO programs, serving 790,000 students and families, are a perfect example of the collaboration necessary to make sure that all students — regardless of income or family background — can prepare for and succeed in college and beyond."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Amy L Verlanic

Montana Tech

Term: Oct 2013 - Sept 2014

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