The California Mini-Corps office at Cal State Channel Islands is one of 23 Mini-Corps Program locations throughout the state. The California Mini-Corps Program started in 1967 as part of Title 1, P.L. 93-380, and is sponsored by the State Department of Education Compensatory Education Migrant Section office.

The Mini-Corps' program objectives are twofold:

  • To provide direct tutoring services to children of migratory agricultural workers performing below grade level; and
  • To increase the number of professional educators who are specially trained, experienced and committed to working with migratory children.

Those in the Mini-Corps Program strive to fulfill the following purposes:

  • To provide direct and categorical services to children of migratory agricultural workers while working in classrooms as tutors
  • To develop a corps of bilingual teachers who are highly skilled and sensitive in teaching children of migratory agricultural workers
  • To serve as role models for migratory children
  • To help classroom teachers better understand the migratory child and his culture
  • To provide a communication link between the migratory child, parents and the school

Joining and Additional Information

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For additional information about the Mini-Corps Program please contact:
Sandra Cortes-Montecalvo, College Coordinator
Phone: 805-982-0403
Email: smonteca@bcoe.org
Madera Hall 2704

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