Low-income, Underserved, & Veterans Gain Educational Opportunities in Seattle | Michael G. SheppardLow-income individuals, the underserved, and veterans in Seattle now have access to many more enriching opportunities.

Seattle, Washington’s South Seattle College recently opened the Education Opportunity Center (EOC). The development of the program is an example of efforts being made across the board to better the circumstances of those who served, as well those requiring assistance to become better servants to their community.

Our nation’s veterans require support after they’ve faced countless assaults on the battlefield and personal challenges on the home front, whether it being isolation, trauma, or illness. Likewise, low-income individuals and first-time college students require opportunities, such as those offered to those who’ve recently departed from military culture, due to economic strife and lack of access.  

A small staff has been assembled to assist those positioned to benefit from the federally funded education support program. The staff can work with students, helping them with career guidance, financial aid, and registration, and they can also connect participants with invaluable resources. The EOC, which falls under the purview of a federal program known as TRiO,  is designed to remove barriers experienced by disadvantaged individuals and veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

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