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What does the National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge look like? Take a look!
7-minutes slideshow (national)
Glen Galindo, Founder of Migrant Students Foundation, initiated the Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive as a way to foster real life experience for many different college students across the nation. As a result of brainstorming, Migrant Students Foundation thought a long term need to promote students to enter the health industry. Also, blood drives helped first generation college students from a migrant background to engage the college community. Unexpectedly, health education occurred. Student donors discovered issues with their own health like diabetes. Daria Wells, a Junior at The College of New Jersey, is the founder of the Cesar Chavez Blood Drive initiative at TCNJ. Other participating colleges include Rutgers University, Rider University, Princeton University, Seton Hall University, Mercer County Community College, and The College of New Jersey.
There are over 650,000 students in the United States who are part of the NCLB subgroup, Migrant Students. Most are U.S. citizens, and their families have come from all parts of the world to work in argiculture. Following the harvest cycle of different crops on different farms, young children work alongside their parents to harvest. Glen Galindo of Migrant Students Foundation discuss the life and education of Migrant Students.
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