About Us

Our founder and Executive Director, Elizabeth "Lisa" Retamozo, started working with educational opportunity and TRIO Program in 1994. After serving as the Director of multiple TRIO Projects for more than eleven years, Ms. Retamozo began helping fellow TRiO directors with training and effective technical assistance with their Projects.  Now, with our qualified team, we are able to help more agencies and institutions across the nation with various services to improve the effectiveness of their Projects. Each person on our team has first-hand knowledge and experience working with educational opportunity programs serving youth and adults. 

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For over fifteen years, we have provided TRIO Projects and other educational opportunity programs with technical assistance in the areas of project implementation; compliance assessment; external process-based evaluation; documentation, recordkeeping, and annual performance reporting; database management, and other professional development workshops.


We also have a very successful record of securing over $467 million of funding via new and continuation grants for institutions and non-profit organizations submitted to federal, state, and private agencies. To learn who makes up our team click here!

External Evaluations

External Project Process-Based Evaluations

Compliance assessments

Compliance Assessments (Mock Monitoring Reviews)

Professional Development

Onboarding & Professional Development Trainings

Technical assistance

Project Implementation & On-going Technical Assistance



Development & Technical Reviews of Grant Proposals