CAMP on campus

In 2010 Arizona Western College had the vision to bring a program that could serve our migrant or seasonal farmworker population. The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a unique federally-funded educational support and scholarship program that helps, nationwide, more than 2,000 students annually from migrant and seasonal farm working backgrounds to reach and succeed in college.

The CAMP program at AWC is designed to serve 40 first-year college students per year. Through rigorous academic services, personal guidance, financial assistance and a residential program, CAMP helps students transition from high school to college and develop the skills necessary to succeed and transfer to any university and complete their Bachelor degree.

In 2015 the CAMP was refunded at AWC for another 5 years.

Meet the CAMP staff
Rigo Conde , the Outreach and Activities coordinator, conducts the outreach and recruitment of high school students throughout Yuma County. Conde also coordinates presentations for students, counselors, teachers and parents, and he is available to assist migrant and seasonal farmworker applicants with admissions and financial aid questions.

Rafael Encinas, is the Academic Advisor and Transition Coordinator. His primary responsibilities include developing the academic schedules and tutoring for students as well as providing advisement and transfer services. Encinas also coordinates the programming activities and mandatory events for the students to promote a living-learning community and advises the CAMPSA club.

Rosalia Delgado, is the Project Director for CAMP and reports directly to the Dean of Campus Life. She serves as liaison with community partners, and ensures that the program is carried out in a manner that will effectively serve 40 annual participants with cultural sensitivity, dignity and robust academic support.

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