CAEOP promotes postsecondary educational opportunities for populations traditionally underrepresented in higher education. To achieve this mission, programs and individuals committed to advancing educational opportunity come together in a work and study community to:

  • Engage in activities which strengthen the organization and advance our mission;
  • Further the expansion of educational opportunity programs throughout Connecticut;
  • Foster communications and cooperation among persons working in educational opportunity programs and personnel;
  • Raise public awareness of the needs of low-income and first-generation to college students aspiring to pursue or who are enrolled in post secondary education;
  • Conduct meetings, research and evaluation, scholarly publications, training, professional development, and other educational and charitable activities dealing with issues related to educational opportunity;
  • Form coalitions with organizations and individuals who have an interest in advancing educational opportunity programs; and
  • Support the regional New England Educational Opportunity Association (NEOA) and national Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), which strive to continue services for TRIO programs.