Who We Are


Founded in 1984, the Massachusetts Educational Opportunity Association (MEOA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization made up of educators, policy makers, professionals in the private sector and other individuals committed to ensuring that secondary and post-secondary educational opportunities are appropriate and accessible to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

MEOA currently has over 120 members from across the state and is affiliated regionally with the New England Educational Opportunity Association (NEOA) and nationally with the Washington, DC-based Council for Opportunity in Education (COE).

What We Do

Through our annual conference, professional development events, listserv, scholarship, quarterly newsletter, alumni outreach, and advocacy efforts MEOA works to advocate for and support the work of TRIO, GEAR UP, Gateway to College, and other college access and success programs hosted in the state.