The Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) supports a wide spectrum of learners and provides educational information, counseling, academic instruction, tutoring, assistance in applying for financial aid, and supportive encouragement to students and their families. While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs helps students overcome academic, economic, social and cultural barriers to higher education. CEOP also specializes in longitudinal performance measurement systems, survey design, evaluation planning, annual performance report preparation, effectiveness studies and grant writing. CEOP programs serve students at the University of Kansas, and youth and adults in the Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City areas. CEOP partners with more than 70 community agencies and schools in the region, including school districts in Lawrence; Topeka; and Kansas City, Kan., as well as the Kansas City, Kansas, Housing Authority; the Kansas City Career Center; the KU Center for Research on Learning; and the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kan.