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The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington (UW) started in July 2010. CAMP assists first-year college students that come from migrant/seasonal farmworker backgrounds attend the UW and continue in postsecondary education. This past year, CAMP served 52 students, with 51 that identify as Latino.

The Yakima Valley College (YVC) TRiO staff created the Scaffolds to Success (SsS) program to increase the persistence, graduation, and transfer rates of incoming students who are low-income, first-generation, and academically under-prepared. All qualifying students are informed about the program; approximately one-third of qualifying students self-select into the program each fall quarter.

To help integrate first-year multicultural college students into the college environment, the Office of Minority Affairs established the Multicultural Student Mentor Program (MSMP) in 1988 as a retention strategy to welcome and help incoming students in their transition and adjustment to the university environment.

Through its United States Program, the Gates Foundation helps to ensure greater opportunity for all Americans through the attainment of secondary and postsecondary education with genuine economic value. In addition to providing direct assistance, they support advocacy to raise awareness of the issues we face, inform government policy, and develop new and innovative ways of financing initiatives that improve outcomes.