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POWER Center Staff. From left to right: Tiffany Fylling, Keryl Lesmann, Justine Italiano, Holly Major. Power Center

About Us

POWER Center
College presents unique experiences and challenges for all students. Sometimes the secrets to college success have not been shared and POWER is here to help students discover their potential as a successful individual. POWER is funded by a TRiO-Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of our program is to help students achieve academic, personal, and professional success.

The United States of America has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background, or economic circumstance. In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate, and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life. TRiO programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRiO programs help student overcome class, social, and cultural barriers to higher education. More than 1,000 colleges, universities, community colleges, and agencies now offer TRiO programs in America and funds are distributed to institutions through competitive grants. These programs currently include Educational Opportunities Centers, McNair, Student Support Services, Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science, and Veteran’s Upward Bound. POWER is funded by a TRiO Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education.