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Academic Programs

Join the California Mini-Corps Program

Would You Like to Join the California Mini-Corps Program?

Do you meet the following criteria?

  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate college students (12 units or more) or high school graduate seniors.
  • Applicants must be former migrants, or must have experiential knowledge of the migrant family lifestyle.
  • Applicants must have a financial need in order to continue their education.
  • Applicants must be proficient in English and have a high degree of proficiency in Spanish.
  • Applicants with freshman standing must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average; sophomores must have a minimum 2.3 G.P.A.; juniors must have a minimum 2.5 G.P.A.; and seniors must have a 2.8 G.P.A.
  • Applicants must have teaching as their career goal.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or meet resident criteria.
  • Applicants must be fingerprinted and cleared before working in the program.

Can you perform the following duties?

  • Mini-Corps employees will work as teacher assistants in local schools, K-12th grade, up to 18 hours per week.
  • Mini-Corps employees will tutor migrant education students in reading, math, science, social studies, art, etc. in kindergarten through 12th  grade classrooms in all Ventura County schools.
  • Mini-Corps employees will attend inservice training and educational workshops/conferences.
  • Mini-Corps employees will participate in community service and home visits.

Would you benefit from...

  • Classroom experience in many grade levels?
  • Earning money while you learn?
  • Getting paid to attend educational workshops, conferences, and seminars?
  • Being the primary role model to migrant children in the classroom?
  • Immediate implementation of learning theories?
  • Knowledge of the local educational system?
  • Learning from experts in the field of education?

If you are interested in applying to the California Mini-Corps program contact:

Sandra Cortes-Montecalvo, College Coordinator
Phone: (805) 437-8823
Email: sandra.cortes@csuci.edu 
Room 1711, Bell Tower Building, Cal State Channel Islands

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