The Virginia Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (VAEOPP) was founded in 1975.  TRIO Personnel in Virginia saw the need to create an alliance among all TRIO Programs within the state in order to collaborate their efforts in educating Virginians, state politicians, and national politicians about the work of TRIO Programs. As an active Virginia TRIO community member, plan to visit this site regularly. The more you know, the more involved you will want to become.  VAEOPP is a strong voice for TRIO students and staff in Virginia.