TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) & TRiO Student Support Services/English as a Second Language (SSS/ESL)
TRiO programs are designed to identify and provide services to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The ECC TRiO programs serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school through postsecondary programs.
Due to Covid-19, we will not be accepting in-person document submissions until further notice. We have created a new application form and electronic documents for easy submission. If you need to schedule a document drop-off, please speak with the appropriate contact for the program you would like to apply for. For Upward Bound I, please contact Dr. DeSean E. Coleman by email at email@example.com or call 847-214-6942 or Tanya Ocampo by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-214-7903 to schedule a document drop-off. For Upward Bound II, please contact Dr. Elaine Blair by email at email@example.com or call 847-214-6946 or Mireya Castillo by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-214-7406 to schedule a document drop-off.
Counselors and teachers are encouraged to recommend students.
The mission of the TRiO Student Support Services and TRiO Support Services/ESL programs is to encourage and assist traditionally underrepresented students in preparation for completion of a college education. SSS/ESL also provides support to eligible students whose second language is English and are enrolled in mainstream college classes. These programs support current ECC students.
- Career exploration and assessment.
- Tutorial support and services.
- Financial and economic literacy.
- Assistance with college applications and transfer.
- Visits to four-year institutions.
- Various workshops.
- Leadership development activities.
- Cultural and social events.
- Referral to college and community support services.
- Computer and study lounge access at TRiO offices.
TRiO services are available to individuals who:
- Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Are a registered ECC student.
- Meet one or more of the following requirements:
- First generation college student (neither parent(s)/legal guardian(s) graduated from a four-year college or university in the U.S.).
- Demonstrated financial need.
- Documented learning or physical disability(ies).
- English as a Second Language.
To apply for the program, complete the following application and supporting documents and return completed documents to email@example.com: