The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a federally funded educational outreach TRIO programs sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to promote postsecondary education to underrepresented populations on college campuses. EOC motivates and assists low-income, first-generation college, and disabled Milwaukee County adults who want to begin, resume, or continue their education beyond the secondary level, and eventually earn a Bachelor’s degree.
Mission of the UWM EOC Project
The mission of the program is to expand awareness about educational opportunities and postsecondary education options to low-income first generation Milwaukee County adult residents.
The goal of the project is to increase the number of Milwaukee County adults who enroll in postsecondary education institutions.
The purpose of the project is to develop and nurture collaborative relationships with community agencies, schools, postsecondary institutions, and with local business in the target area to engage in activities designed to involve and acquaint the local community with higher education.