TRIO programs have a rich history dating back to 1964, and continue to open the door of opportunity and access to higher education for eligible students across the country regardless of race, ethnicity, or culture.

TRIO Opens Doors

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them prepare for and graduate from college.

Contact Us

Phone: (951) 571-6382


ConexEd: Talk to the Director online

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Find Us

  • TRIO Director: Science and Technology Building, Room 108
  • ACES: Welcome Center, Room 173
  • Educational Talent Search: Welcome Center, Room 173
  • Upward Bound: Parkside Complex, Room 17
  • Upward Bound Math and Science: Parkside Complex, Room 17


Moreno Valley College is proud to have five TRIO programs, one collegiate, three pre-collegiate partnerships with local school districts, and one for Veterans. 
ACES students on a university tour
Supporting the success of college students
The Academic Counseling and Educational Support (ACES) program offers qualifying students a strong academic support system and learning community that will assist them in mastering their college transitions. 
Educational Talent Search students in an auditorium

The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education.

TRIO Director Micki Grayson and Congressman Mark Takano

Upward Bound is an interactive, intensive pre-college experience designed to prepare students from low-income, first generation backgrounds for college. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.

Three UBMS students work on a science experiment

UBMS partners with the Moreno Valley Unified School District and Vista del Lago High School to offer an interactive intensive pre-college experience designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating high school students. UBMS helps students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math while encouraging them to pursue postsecondary degrees, and ultimately careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

A veteran in fatigues salutes the US flag

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. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in core subject areas.

TRIO Program Staff

Office of Trio Programs

  • Micki Grayson, Director

ACES Student Support Services Counselors

  • Lorena Chavez
  • Deanna Murrell

Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science

  • Angel Orta-Perez, Assistant Director

Educational Talent Search

  • Yesenia Perez, ETS Coordinator


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