College Assistance Migrant Program Alumni Association Seeks Blood Centers for Partners in National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge
The association began the blood drive challenge as one way to engage U.S. Hispanic college students as community leaders.
Phase I of the campaign focuses on enlisting student leaders from the 38 federally-funded College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) grants at 38 distinct college/university campuses found throughout 15 states and Puerto Rico.
These participating student leaders will serve in a leadership service
Increase awareness of health
Increase awareness and number of organ and tissue donors within the Hispanic community
Increase awareness and number of blood & plasma donors within the Hispanic community
Increase awareness of Cesar Chavez’s Legacy as a national civic leader
The College Assistance Migrant Program Alumni Association (CAMPAA) is looking for blood centers to help it achieve goals it has set for the National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge.
learning program where they organize their campus community to participate in the event as volunteers and donors effectively addressing these 10 core program objectives:
2009 National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge (1st year) – Phase 1 [In-Progress]
Drive Goal: Units Goal:
38 colleges/universities (CAMP Grants) Average of 50 units per campus = 1,750
Actual Drives: 41 colleges/universities March 31st – Cesar Chavez’s Birthday
2010 National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge (2nd year) - Phase 2
Drive Goal: Unit Goal:
250 colleges/universities (National Expansion) Average of 50 units /campus = 12,500
2011 National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge (3rd year) – Phase 3
Drive Goal: Unit Goal:
500 colleges/universities (National Expansion) Average of 50 units /campus = 25,000
College Assistance Migrant Program Alumni Association (CAMPAA) 1725 NE Upper Drive, Pullman, WA 99163 208.305.1814
issues such as Diabetes and STDs/HIV.
Promote healthy lifestyle through the donor education process (Fitness, Diet)
Increase awareness of health professions through collaboration with blood centers and OPO’s
Promote higher education retention through engaging student programming
Promote community outreach through donor outreach and family educational programming
Develop leadership skills through ongoing student organizer training and experience
The selected student organizers from each college/university must collaborate with the local partner blood center and OPO. They will be responsible for organizing student committees to address issues regarding donor recruitment, event volunteers, and data collection.
The campaign participant data collected supports valuable research over effective social behavior interventions on the issue of increasing blood and organ donor participation amongst the U.S. Hispanic community.
The CAMPAA Service Learning Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating all the working relationships throughout the country as well as compiling and analyzing collected data. CAMPAA will provide marketing materials, student organizer certificate, recognition awards for challenge winners, and work towards