$2.1M CAMP Grant Awarded to Support Migrant Families

Jul 8, 2022

Madera Community College was awarded a $2.1M College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) grant through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education. CAMP is an educational program that serves students from migrant or seasonal farm-worker families. CAMP assists students in their first year of college with academic, personal, and financial support.

The funding supports completion of the first year of studies and ensuring students are retained into their second year. Services may include outreach and orientation, assistance to transition into their first year of college, Summer Bridge program, college and career counseling, tutoring, educational workshops, leadership development, trips to cultural and educational events, financial aid stipends, and referrals to campus support services. The total dollar award to be distributed over 5 years is $2,153,509.

“The ability to engage, mentor and validate our students’ lived experiences will change our students’ trajectory and have a positive impact on our community,” said President Ángel Reyna.

The College Assistance Migrant Program is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2022 cohort.  This summer, in July 2022, the new CAMP cohort will be participating in a two-week Summer Bridge program to prepare first-year students for their transition into MCC.  To apply for the CAMP program, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a first-time student at MCC
  • Be enrolled full-time in their first year at MCC
  • Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Been part of the migrant program anytime from K-12, or
  • The student or their parent(s) or guardian must have worked a minimum of 75 days within the past 2 years in agriculture-related work.

To access the CAMP application and/or to speak to one the staff, a student can visit the CAMP website at www.maderacollege.edu/CAMP.

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