The King Chavez Parks (KCP) 4-S P.A.S.S. Grant Program is designed to educate and motivate our students for success. Our goal is to increase graduation rates by developing partnership focused on retention of our students through effective instruction, counseling strategies, tutoring, and mentoring programs.
|Every SVSU student participating in the Martin Luther King, Caesar Chavez and Rosa Parks (KCP) program has an opportunity to achieve life success regardless of ethnicity, social or economic status.|
|We partner with the State of Michigan, SVSU Staff, Students and Faculty to facilitate pathways to success for First-Generation and students with unique academic and economic circumstances.|
|Established by the Michigan Legislature in 1986, the goal of the Martin Luther King, Jr. - César Chávez - Rosa Parks (KCP) Initiative is to increase the number of Michigan's academically or economically disadvantaged citizens who have the opportunity to complete college degrees and experience career success as active participants in a knowledge-based global economy.|
|The Select Student Support Services (4S) Program provides State of Michigan funding to Michigan's four-year public and independent colleges and universities to increase the graduation rates of admitted academically or economically disadvantaged students.|
|· Provide a Safe Place to gain and share perspective|
|· Maintain relationships that are steeped in Trust and Confidentially|
|· Foster mutual respect for self and others|
|· Strategically Focus on Academics and Career|
The goal is to expand the number of Morris Hood, Jr. Educator Development Program (MHED) eligible students enrolled in SVSU’s teacher education program. This is done by providing ongoing support services to prepare 20 academically or economically disadvantaged K-12 teacher education students pursuing a baccalaureate teacher education program at SVSU. The ultimate vision is to improve graduate rates of these students each year.
The Future Faculty Fellowship Program provides financial support to Michigan’s public universities to increase the number of traditionally under-represented instructors in the classroom available as role models for students.
The SVSU Office of Diversity Programs, with the support of the State of Michigan KCP Initiative, sponsors the KCP Fellowship Award annually. The maximum level of support for master’s Fellows is $20,000 total up to 4 years and $35,000 total up to 8 years for a Doctoral Fellow.
Future Faculty Fellowship graduates are obligated to obtain a postsecondary faculty teaching or approved administration position at a public or private; 2- or 4-year; in- or out-of-state postsecondary institution, and remain in that position for up to three (3) years equivalent full-time
The Martin Luther King, Jr. César Chávez Rosa Parks Visiting Professors Program was created by the Michigan State Legislature in 1986 as part of the larger King Chávez Parks Initiative. The legislative intent was to stem the downward spiral of college graduation rates for students underrepresented in postsecondary education Michigan’s KCP Visiting Professors Programs is intended to increase the number of instructors in the classroom to provide role models for academically or economically disadvantaged students. Institutions should encourage applications from applicants who would otherwise not be adequately represented in the faculty.