Oregon TRIO Association

COVID-19 Resources

OTA will be hosting periodic Zoom calls for college and pre-college programs to come together and share what they are doing to best serve their students. Bring your best ideas to share, or call in to learn new strategies to connect with students.

College TRIO Programs Call: March 26th @ 11:00 am – https://zoom.us/j/421966110?pwd=Ty9vTCt1N3ZUMVI5bVBGd082TnJvZz09

Pre-College TRIO Programs Call: March 27th @ 11:00 am – https://zoom.us/j/143728102

Additional resources to help during the COVID-19:

(currently free) Loom Video Pro Services: https://www.loom.com/blog/coronavirus-response
(currently free) voice and video services: https://jamm.app/en/
(currently free) Meero file transferring services: https://www.meerodrop.com/
Oregon Career Information Systems: https://oregoncis.uoregon.edu/Portal.aspx
(currently free) Barbara Bush’s at-home learning services:  https://www.barbarabush.org/toolkit-for-at-home-learning/
Scholastic online learning: https://www.scholastic.com/home/
Here is a list of STEM online learning resources: https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-activities.html

Mission

We strive to be a catalyst in Oregon for progressive initiatives that promote educational equity, access, and opportunity for traditionally marginalized student populations. Our goal is to ensure that all TRIO students in Oregon have the resources and tools needed to achieve their full potential.


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Matthew Dressa

Portland State University | Upward Bound & Talent Search

I was born in San Diego, California as the son of two African immigrants. At a young age my family, which consisted of two sisters and my parents, moved to Portland, Oregon to be closer to family. I lived in a house with nearly 10 people. Our family was the one struggling financially. To commence my education, my father enrolled me in a school that was in a neighborhood with individuals from a higher socioeconomic status than I was. I was going to a school where most kids had everything, but I had to work harder than them because I knew that my family did not have everything. Read more