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Timeline

1966
  • Workshops for teachers of migrant children begin.
1967
  • Children's Demonstration School offers day care and all-day classes for migrant children.
1968
  • NYS Center for Migrant Studies founded, with Dr. Gloria Mattera as Director.
  • Funded research program begins, applying results in workshops.
1969
  • Migrant Teacher Aide Training Program begins.
  • Center receives AACTE award for research and training model.
  • Center serves as umbrella agency for OEO-funded Bureau of Program Funding.
1970
  • In-camp adult vocational and basic education classes begin in three counties, later expand to seven counties.
1971
  • In-camp health screening, teenage evening and family weekend programs start.
  • Bureau of Program Funding incorporates as PFI (now ROI, Rural Opportunities, Inc.), becomes independent of Center and College.
1972
  • Center becomes NYS Migrant Center.
1973
  • Project CHILD receives national validation.
1974
  • Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children founded.
1975
  • First CAMPS arts programs for migrants.
1976
  • Migrant Heritage Studies Kit developed.
1977
  • Educational and career programs for migrant school dropouts begin; first issue of REAL TALK.
1978
  • Center celebrates 10th anniversary.
  • Project CHILD funded as demonstration program for national dissemination.
  • Literacy Volunteers of America, Center staff trainer, becomes national affiliate.
1981
  • Center becomes BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center (BGMC), affiliated with Genesee Valley Board of Cooperative Educational Services.
1983
  • Center publishes major study on farmworker alcohol use.
1984
  • Folk Arts Program begins collecting and documenting migrant folk art.
1985
  • Migrant Heritage Studies Kit adds Haitian component.
1986
  • African Past: Migrant Present exhibit opens.
1987
  • First Mattera Scholarship Auction held at Eastern Stream Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
  • FACES Program expands migrant service internship options for Geneseo students.
 

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