McNair APR

The McNair APR site is open March 1, 2018 to submit your APR data. The due date is March 30, 2018.

Student Support Svcs APR

The SSS APR site is open February22, 2018 to submit your APR data. The due date is March 23, 2018.

Talent Search APR

The Talent Search APR site is open March 1, 2018 to submit your APR data. The due date is March 31, 2018.


The Upward Bound APR site is open February 15, 2018 to submit your APR data. The due date is March 15, 2018.

NCCEP/GEAR UP Conference

The NCCEP/GEAR UP Conference will be in Washington, D.C. Please save the date for July 15, 2018 - July 18, 2018

AEEE Conference

The AEEE Conference will be in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Please save the date for April 15, 2018 - April 20, 2018

SAEOPP Tech Expo

The Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP) Technology Expo is in Las Vegas, Nevada. Please save the date for April 11, 2018 - April 13, 2018.


The New England Educational Opportunity Association (NEOA) 2018 Conference is in Stowe, Vermont. Please save the date for April 4, 2018 - April 6, 2018.

WESTOP Conference

The Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP) 2018 Conference is in Honolulu, Hawaii. Please save the date for March 3, 2018 - March 7, 2018.

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Lacai: noun [lah-ky-ee, luh-kahy]

What is Lacai?

Lacai is a Student Contact Management system, designed specifically for TRiO, that allows staff working with students to track time spent and assess effectiveness of programming, also known as a "tracking system" or "database" for your trio program. Our original intent with the name Lacai was to have a short name that was easy to remember and say. Over the years we have had more than one person tell us that by pronunciation, "Lakay" is haitian creole for "Home". We welcome that association as we feel Lacai should be the home for your TRiO program's data.

How can I justify the cost?

Lacai includes updates, online training, documentation, and support, all for the cost of $1000 per year, or less than $100 per month. A better question: How much time and gas is spent commuting to and from home, school, and office to enter or retrieve data in a database that is only accessible from the office? Do you have to call your IT person every time a staff person is hired or removed? If you're still unsure please view a total cost of ownership comparison with our competition.

Is it secure?

Lacai uses industry standard 256-bit AES encryption (SSL) supported by all major web browsers. Sensitive student information is also encrypted on disk with 256-bit AES encryption as an extra layer of protection. Access to Lacai is password protected and passwords with a minimum length and complexity to meet your institution's security standards can be specified. Our policies, application, and infrastructure undergo an annual third-party security audit to insure we meet or exceed industry best practices.

Is it ADA Compliant?

Lacai maintains accessibility by using built-in browser functionality along with web-based technology to adhere to standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act Section 508 as it relates to technology. For more information, please view our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT).

Will it generate my APR?

In Lacai, your program APR is generated as a simple report accessed with a single click. We update this report as required per the Department of Education guidelines. This gives you quick and easy submission of your program objective outcomes to the Department of Education every year.