Message from our MEOA State Liaison, Mendrick:

Hi everyone!

I hope that everyone has been doing well and staying warm! 
Fair Share is a campaign from the Council of Opportunity in Education (COE) to donate to the organization. Your kind donations are funds for what helps our programs across the US to serve our students, staff, and more. Your contributions will be used for student opportunities, professional development opportunities, and advocacy such as this upcoming Policy Seminar in March. This may not have a huge and direct impact on our communities. But, as we look at this at a bigger picture, these donations will be fuel needed to make a change for other communities that really need it in other parts of our country. So I encourage our members to take this opportunity and be part of that change through the link below:
With the mention of Policy Seminar above and as your State Liaison, I will be managing and coordinating this event that is taking place on March 19-22, 2023, at Washington DC. This is a great opportunity to connect and represent your community and programs on Capitol Hill as we meet with all our MA congress people and senators. Not only that, but there is a Leadership Summit to connect and build more of your leadership skills!
It is my goal to make sure that all of our districts in MA have representation to have a voice in asking for continued support and more funds for TRIO programs. Members and alumni from your programs are invited to register! If you are interested, please let me know in an email and you can register with the link provided below. I encourage y’all to register now, especially with the Early Bird Discount which you can also check out in the link above
There is also a scholarship application that I encourage our members and alumni to apply for to cut down the costs of the travel and lodging.

Let me know if you have any questions and I hope everyone is able to enjoy this season with their loved ones! 

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