COE's Policy Seminar is an annual event that brings advocates for low-income, first-generation students served by the TRIO and GEAR UP programs to Capitol Hill. The event also includes professional development, leadership training, and alumni engagement events designed to enhance the work of college access and success professionals with their students and institutions. While some portions of the Policy Seminar may be covered by grant funding, other portions - namely the lobbying activities in preparation for meetings on Capitol Hill - may not. Yet, such work is absolutely critical to ensuring the survival and growth of TRIO and GEAR UP. During this webinar, you will hear from Policy Seminar veterans about what happens during the Policy Seminar and how you can work with your institution to fund your participation!