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We just had Lisa Retamozo in our office this week conducting a compliance assessment. I cannot sing her praises enough!  Knowledgeable, honest AND kind in her feedback, and has the heart of a teacher. We love working with her.

Laura Crapps | Director of TRIO SSS | McLennan Community College

I highly recommend Nosotros Education Center. Our team participated in the SSS Proposal Writing Workshop and Follow Up webinar. Lisa enthusiastically described each section of the proposal and effective ways to present the narrative and data to make a case for funding. All of the resources that she provided were first-rate. I especially appreciated the materials regarding the Competitive Preference Priorities and logic model.


We are thrilled that our SSS application was funded. I believe our success was directly related to the training from the Nosotros Education Center. 

Lisa’s experience shines through in her presentations. She is down-to-earth, humble, and she knows what she is doing.  There is no doubt that Lisa makes an extraordinary difference in the lives of many. Let her help you too! 

Bernadette Walsh | Assistant Vice President for Development | Harcum College

I had to write and extend my deepest gratitude for the amazing 2-day Proposal Writing Workshop presented by your center. Like many, I would prefer to have attended this in person and actually had dreaded two full days of Zoom. However, as I end the second day, I can honestly state that the time flew by because not one minute was wasted.

The presenters all exhibited confidence in the topic, but most importantly brought real examples and, amazingly, actual proposal handouts. All of the materials provided are going to allow me to sleep better knowing that I am better prepared today than I was two days ago.

I highly recommend this training to any TRIO Professionals, or grant writers who seek to know more about the TRIO proposal process

Carolyn Quinn | Executive Director | Educational Opportunity Centers of PA

Lisa Retamozo is the BEST!!! You can’t go wrong with her and she is very personable and  knowledgeable. I definitely recommend!!!

Debora Lewis | Academic Achievement Program | Central Washington University

I would also like to chime in regarding Lisa Retamozo.  She is one of the best when it comes to TRIO grants, all of them.  She approaches her work in a professional manner, she is patient, knowledgeable, honest, responsive, flexible, and understands that every institution of Higher Learning is different and works with TRIO team in their respective environment. I highly recommend her.

Hector J. Acosta | Director Military and Veterans Service | Pima Community College

Lisa Retamozo is AMAZING!  We use her for program evaluations and trainings for our new staff.  Definitely recommend!

Lisa Gallegos | Upward Bound Director | Texas Wesleyan University

I highly recommend Lisa Retamozo as a quality program trainer, evaluator, and compliance assessor.  Lisa also provides technical support with all types of TRIO grants.  I have had Lisa complete several program reviews with our SSS program and she always provides valuable feedback that we have incorporated into our program planning.  Lisa provides thorough reporting on her findings and then provides technical support to ensure we are back on track.  I always appreciate Lisa's broad knowledge of all things TRIO.

Bindy Tice | Student Support Services Director | Kilgore College

Now that we have heard the good news that the NCTC TRIO-SSS 2020-2025 grant will be funded, I wanted to sincerely express my appreciation for your expertise and dedication to developing an award-winning grant proposal.  Your commitment to excellence paid off in a big way for current and future NCTC students. Thank you, thank you!

Donna Uptergrove | Senior Director of Grants | North Central Texas College

Our SSS program has had the privilege of partnering with Lisa Retamozo on two grant renewal applications. Lisa is a SUPERSTAR! She is knowledgeable of all things TRIO, easy to work with, and continues to go above and beyond to assure our proposals are top notch and successful. Each time we work together I feel empowered and invigorated as a TRIO professional.

Shanay Wright | Director of Student Support Services | Danville Area Community College

I had written successful SSS and UB grants for years, but when ED introduced the concept of CPP’s and using evidence-based research with Logic Models in the 2015 competition, I knew I needed help. My institution hired Lisa to consult and she did not disappoint. We received a perfect score! Fast forward to the 2020 competition and history repeated itself. Once again she consulted for the college and a perfect score was born! Lisa clearly communicates to the various institutional constituencies what is needed to produce a winning proposal.  She is the BEST!

Virginia Keithley | TRIO Director | Thomas Nelson Community College

I just wanted to send you a note to say thank you again for all your hard work and dedication in writing our grant application. We are so excited!

Jill Olson | Director, TRIO-Student Support Services | Spoon River College

As a TRIO alum and someone who has firsthand experience on the difference it makes, I partnered with Elizabeth and NOSOTROS several years ago.  Not only have they helped us substantially grow our TRIO and GEARUP portfolios, but their standard of excellence and ethic of care for grant proposal development are also unmatched.  With so many successful grants, they have literally helped us save lives and reclaim dreams for a countless number of first-generation and low-income students!

William Franklin | Vice President for Student Affairs | California State University, Dominguez Hills

We are forever grateful for you and your team for working with us on the grant. You are simply amazing and I look forward to working with you on the next grant proposal and everything else in the near future for TRIO! Thank you so very much!

Brittany V. Barnett | Director, TRIO-Student Support Services | Texas A&M University-Texarkana

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