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


Find Us

Student Services Building, Room 112

Science and Technology Building, Room 108


Moreno Valley College is proud to have four TRIO programs, one collegiate and three pre-collegiate partnerships with local school districts.
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. 

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.

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.

TRIO Program Staff

Office of Trio Programs

  • Micki Grayson, Director

ACES Student Support Services Counselors

  • Lorena Chavez
  • Deanna Murrell
  • Richard Garcia

Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science

  • Angel Orta-Perez, Assistant Director
  • Kim Williams, Outreach Specialist

Educational Talent Search Grant Facilitators

  • Alise Clouser
  • Samantha Contreras
  • Darryl Martin


MVC graduates

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