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Center for Educational Opportunity Programs

Building a legacy of learners and leaders through a commitment to educational equity.

About CEOP

What We Offer

CEOP Programs

CEOP's many programs serve students, families, adults, veterans and communities across Northeastern Kansas.

Research, Evaluation & Dissemination

The RED Department advocates for and improves the visibility of CEOP programs through data and sharing stories.


The Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship for CEOP participants attending the University of Kansas.
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A hispanic adult male wearing a blue KU cap that covers his face is looking down at the table writing notes
A Black female high school student holding a college brochure and wearing an ROTC uniform looks up at a college fair


Learners & Leaders
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CEOP is home to educational opportunity programs that provide support for academic, financial, social, and career goals to students and families by partnering with Kansas school districts and communities in Northeastern Kansas.

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CEOP Stories

Within CEOP’s programs, there are many stories to be told, experiences to share, and data to understand. We believe in providing a platform that shines a spotlight on individuals and educational opportunities.

News & Blogs