ERIC Number: ED466671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May-22
Reference Count: N/A
Our Roots Feed Our Future: Celebrating the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Cornell Migrant Program.
Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Cooperative Extension Service.
This publication outlines the history of the migrant program at Cornell University (New York) and describes its recent accomplishments and characteristics. The Cornell Migrant Program (CMP) is among the oldest of the land-grant universities' migrant extension efforts and the most comprehensive in approach. The first half of this document presents a timeline for the program, beginning in 1943 when the Farm Manpower Service was created. The Cooperative Extension Service assumed primary responsibility for farm labor programs shortly afterward. In the early 1970s, amidst controversy over the extension service's and university's role, Cornell formed the Wayne County Special Migrant Program, which offered services in family nutrition, health, pesticide safety, and housing; a field study program for Cornell students; and training for migrant child care staff. State funds were used to initiate and expand nutrition education, an outdoor education day camp for migrant children, evening programs for migrant youth, and various summer educational programs. By 1977, 1,200 migrant children were attending summer schools. The second part of this document describes recent developments at Cornell: the CMP Diversity Project, research on farmworker issues, involvement of college students in research and service activities, interagency collaboration in western New York, public relations and information dissemination, the New York State Migrant Parent Advisory Council, immigration services, health and dental programs, public policy education, archives and museum exhibits, and assistance to farmworker organizations. (Contains photographs and lists of program staff, offices and contact information, and agencies associated with CMP.) (SV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Programs, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Migrant Workers, Rural Extension, Staff Development, Summer Programs, Youth Programs
Cornell Cooperative Extension, 365 Roberts Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853. Tel: 607-255-2237 (alternative formats available).
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: New York