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About  Us

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Founder and Executive Director Elizabeth "Lisa" Retamozo started working with educational opportunity and TRIO Programs 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 a 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. 


For 20 years, NOSOTROS Education Center (NEC) has provided TRIO Projects and other educational opportunity programs with technical assistance and supportive services in the areas of program implementation, management, evaluation, compliance assessment, database training, and professional staff development seminars.  


NEC also has a very successful record of securing funding via new and continuation grant proposals for institutions and non-profit organizations submitted to federal, state, and private agencies.


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Take a Look at Our Funding Success Booklet
NEC has been writing successful grant proposals since 2006, and we have an overall success rate of 92%. This 29-page PDF document shows the details of each competition. 

Funding Success Booklet.PDF 

Schedule a Consultation
Let's schedule a time to discuss our proposal development and technical review services and how they can fit your agency/institutions's specific needs and budget. 

Schedule a Consultation with Lisa 


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Proposal Fundng Success

project implementation & Technical assistance

Professional Development seminars–LIVE & on-demand

virtual Compliance assessments

virtual external Evaluations

development of Policies & procedures manuals

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APR Technical assistance

database Customization & training

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proposal writing workshops

proposal development
& Technical Reviews

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