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Madera students beautify college campus

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webmaster | 02/25/14

Local college students drove into a cleaner and beautified campus on Monday because their peers and high schoolers teamed up to make it that way.

About 100 students from Madera High School, Madera South High School and Madera Community College weeded, transplanted flowers and cleaned the sign bearing the college’s name near the entrance to the parking lot. The service project was coordinated by staff of TRiO programs in each school. It was a community service day to commemorate the 2014 National TRiO Day on Saturday.

The purpose of the annual TRiO Day is to celebrate, reflect and recognize increased access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students.

Federal TRiO programs are outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRiO is not an acronym, but it refers to the number three, which was the amount of original federal programs created to increase access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students with the passage of the Higher Education Act of 1965...


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