The Association for Equality and Excellence in Education (AEEE) Inc. is one of ten regional membership associations that advocate for all Federal TRIO Programs. Under the leadership and support of the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), AEEE is committed to advancing the ideals of equal educational access for all first-generation, low-income, and disabled students throughout states of New York and New Jersey. The AEEE membership comprised of over 89 Colleges, Universities, and Community Based Organizations in (7) districts throughout our two States (NY-4 and NJ-3) each having an elected representative to serve as a member of the governing Board of Directors. AEEE has been in existence for over 40 years and continues to provide a forum for collegiality, professional development, scholarship and other supportive activities to all Federal TRIO programs professional, their staff and student participants with in the New York/New Jersey region. Annually AEEE members work with over 35,000 first generation, low-income students as well as veterans and students with disabilities within New York and New Jersey providing hope and opportunity to first generation students through education and support.