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Project KANCO

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Project KANCO is a College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) with sites at K-State, Garden City Community College, and Colorado State University, Pueblo. CAMP provides students from migrant and seasonal farm work backgrounds assistance in completing their freshman year of college and continuing to graduation. 

Migrant workers 

50 high school seniors from Kansas and Colorado are recruited annually to attend one of the three sites where they are provided with support services, including:

  • Sponsorship money to assist with the costs of tuition, fees, housing, and other education-related expenses. 
  • Academic counseling services provided by CAMP staff. 
  • Access to tutoring for assistance in the successful completion of coursework and preparation for exams.
  • Career exploration and study skill seminars, provided in weekly CAMP meetings and other University programs.
  • Emotional and social support, provided in a family-like atmosphere, through CAMP seminars, peer mentoring, and CAMP advising.
  • Opportunities for integration into college life by linking students to a number of campus resources designed to help them succeed.
  • Involving students in celebrations, cultural events, and University activities.

Project KANCO is a five year grant funded by the Office of Migrant Education, a division of the U.S. Department of Education.

For questions about the program or program eligibility:

Andrew Dalton

Program Director
248 Bluemont Hall
Kansas State University
1100 Mid-Campus Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506

Itzel Rodriguez

Regional Site Coordinator
John Collins Technical Building
Rm. 1004
801 Campus Drive
Garden City Community College
Garden City, KS 67864

Victoria Obregon

Regional Site Coordinator
Colorado State University- Pueblo
LARC 383
2200 Bonforte Blvd
Pueblo, Colorado