Get Help Finding a School, Financial Aid or Career

Latonya Caraway works with Melody Lawrence, KU TRIO.

If you or your teenager is looking to begin or continue education beyond high school, TRIO is ready to help. Every Tuesday from 1-6pm in Team Room 4 TRIO Education Opportunity staff assist with financial aid applications, school applications, career exploration, GED referral and English as a Second Language referral. All services are free. It is never too early to begin thinking about your college and career journey.

The KU TRIO Education Opportunity Center is a federally funded college access program available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who:

  • are interested in enrolling in technical school, vocational school, community college or college/university;
  • live in Douglas, Shawnee or Wyandotte counties; and
  • have low to moderate household income or have parents who do not have a 4-year college or university degree.

Stop by the College and Career Assistance Open House on Aug 8, 4-7pm. Library staff and TRIO Educational Opportunity staff will be available to provide information and resources. Snacks and fun activities are available.

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Ginger Park

As the library’s communications editor Ginger helps spread the word about all the amazing library resources, services and staff. She loves reading fiction and is working to keep her TBR list under 125. Ginger is also a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a volunteer at Helping Hands Humane Society.