Contact the Office of Educational Opportunity & TRIO Programs

 

Central Staff

Staff Phone Location
Cherryl F. Arnold
Director
404-413-1695 Citizens Trust Building
Suite 910 G&H
Casey Heath
Business Manager II
404-413-1694 Citizens Trust Building
Suite 910 J
Booker Linkhorn
PC Systems Specialist Lead
404-413-1705 Citizens Trust Building
Suite 910 F
Tiffany Tullis
Associate to the Director
404-413-1690 Citizens Trust Building
Suite 910 D
OEO/TRIO 404-413-1690 P.O. Box 3961 FAX: 404-413-1692

Educational Opportunity Center
Provides information regarding financial aid and academic assistance for 1,050 adults who wish to pursue postsecondary education.

Staff Phone Location
Lisa Adams-Horsley
Project Director
404-413-1710 One Park Place
Suite 400
Belinda Smith
Assistant Project Director
404-413-1714 One Park Place
Suite 400
Alesia Wakefield-Medley
Educational Program Specialist, Senior
404-413-1713 One Park Place
Suite 400
Akilah Jones
Educational Program Specialist
404-413-1711 One Park Place
Suite 400
Linnie D. Williams
Administrative Coordinator
404-413-1712 One Park Place
Suite 400
Educational Opportunity Center 404-413-1712 P.O. Box 3983 FAX: 404-413-1751

Educational Talent Search
Serves 600 eligible people grades 6-12. In addition to counseling, participants receive information about college admission requirements, career advisement, standardized test preparation, scholarships, and various student financial aid programs.

Staff Phone Location
Mary Wells
Project Director
404-413-1709 One Park Place
Suite 416
Taqueesa Davis
Assistant Project Director
404-413-1698 One Park Place
Suite 417
Lee Southall
Educational Program Specialist
404-413-1702 One Park Place
Suite 415B
Christen Stewart
Administrative Coordinator
404-413-1704 One Park Place
Suite 420
Educational Talent Search 404-413-1708 P.O. Box 3983 FAX:404-413-1708

Upward Bound DeKalb
Pre-college initiative designed to encourage and prepare 85 potential first-generation college students to pursue a program of study at the post-secondary education level.

Staff Phone Location
Michelle Jones
Project Director
404-413-1699 Citizens Trust Building
Suite 910 M
Vacant
Educational Program Specialist
404-413-1697 Citizens Trust Building
Suite 910 B
Samantha Hughes
Educational Program Specialist
404-413-1685 Citizens Trust Building
Suite 910 N
Juliette Collins
Administrative Coordinator
404-413-1706 Citizens Trust Building
Suite 910
Upward Bound DeKalb 404-413-1706 P.O. Box 3961 FAX: 404-413-1692

Upward Bound Math Science
Pre-college initiative designed to encourage and prepare 50 potential first-generation college students to pursue a program of study at the post-secondary education level.

Staff Phone Location
Michael Maxwell
Project Director
404-413-1960 Citizens Trust Building
Suite 910 K
Felecia Miller
Educational Program Specialist
404-413-1684 Citizens Trust Building
Suite 910 P
Juliette Collins
Administrative Coordinator
404-413-1706 Citizens Trust Building
Suite 910
Upward Bound Math Science
404-413-1706 P.O. Box 3961 FAX: 404-413-1692

Atlanta – Gwinnett Upward Bound
Prepares 50 participants from Gwinnett County and Atlanta Public Schools to successfully navigate their way through high school, attain social, emotional, and cultural maturity, and pursue a postsecondary education.

Staff Phone Location
Michael Maxwell
Project Director
404-413-1960 Citizens Trust Building
Suite 910 K
Aneesah Allen
Educational Program Specialist
404-413-1961 Citizens Trust Building
Suite 910 A
Juliette Collins
Administrative Coordinator
404-413-1706 Citizens Trust Building
Suite 910
Upward Bound Math Science
404-413-1706 P.O. Box 3961 FAX: 404-413-1692

Student Support Services
Provide services to 200 students who are first generation, low income, or have a documented disability. Academic, personal, and career counseling, tutoring, mentoring, childcare assistance and the use of computer lab are provided at no cost to eligible participants.

Staff Phone Location
Deidre Steed
Project Director
404-413-1682 145 Sparks Hall
Donnia Turner
Assistant Project Director
404-413-1681 145 Sparks Hall
Vacant
Educational Program Specialist
404-413-1790 145 Sparks Hall
Student Support Services 404-413-1680 P.O. Box 3996 FAX: 404-413-1675

Student Support Services (STEM)
The Student Support Services program for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) serves 120 participants who have a major or minor in a STEM discipline. The goal of the Georgia State University SSS-STEM Center for Excellence is to increase the college graduation and retention rates of low income, first generation college students who are majoring in a STEM discipline by providing academic assistance and support through workshops, field trips, tutoring and advising.

Staff Phone Location
Deidre Steed
Project Director
404-413-1682 145 Sparks Hall
Sarah Schneider
Educational Program Specialist
404-413-1677 145 Sparks Hall
Student Support Services 404-413-1680 P.O. Box 3996 FAX: 404-413-1675

Veterans Upward Bound
Veterans Upward Bound is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education.

Staff Phone Location
Arthur Toole, III
Project Director
404-413-1693 One Park Place
Suite 400
William “Bill” Garvey
Academic Advisor
404-413-1771 One Park Place
Suite 400
Carla Dixon
Educational Program Specialist
404-413-1769 One Park Place
Suite 400
Linnie D. Williams
Administrative Coordinator
404-413-1712 One Park Place
Suite 400
Veterans Upward Bound 404-413-1712 P.O. Box 3983 FAX: 404-413-1751