CBS MORNINGS covered the 50th anniversary of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at St. Edward's University — a federal program that breaks the cycle of poverty through education. CAMP at St. Edward’s is the longest continuous program in the nation.
CAMP has helped children of migrant farmworkers get started in college for generations. CBS Mornings Correspondent Omar Villafranca caught up with two St. Edward’s students benefiting from the program now, and one who graduated and now mentors others. Watch the full 6-minute news segment.
Defying the Odds
Since the beginning of the College Assistance Migrant Program in 1972, nearly 2,900 students from migrant farmworker backgrounds have participated in CAMP at St. Edward’s. CAMP alumna Nancy Flores ’03 chronicles the history and legacy of CAMP on the hilltop through the stories of outstanding CAMP scholars who found possibilities, lasting friendships and a place to grow at St. Edward’s.