Educational Institutions

University Centers of the San Miguel Inc

  • Telluride, CO
  • http://www.ucsanmiguel.org/

Mission Statement

The mission of the University Centers of the San Miguel is to ensure that the residents of the San Miguel watershed and neighboring communities have equitable access to accredited post-secondary education, workforce development training, continuing education, and college counseling.

Main Programs

  1. University Centers of the San Miguel

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Service Areas

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Colorado

UCSM serves the people of the San Miguel Watershedand neighboring communities. These include: Telluride,Mountain Village, Sawpit, Placerville, Norwood, Redvale,Naturita, Nucla, and Paradox.

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Mrs. Robyn Wilson

Keywords

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credit courses, non credit courses, certificates, professional development, continuing studies, language courses, banking, sustainibility, workforce development

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EIN

20-3690304

 Number

4074099205

Physical Address

220 E. Colorado Ave. #203

Telluride, CO 81435

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Community/Junior College (B41)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The University Centers of the San Miguel, Inc. Established in 2005, UCSM is a 501c3 non-profit college access program providing convenient and affordable higher education and professional skills classes for the residents and employees of the San Miguel River Watershed region and neighboring rural communities. Our professional staff provides free academic and college counseling for anyone interested in starting or completing college and/or seeking to improve their career options.

The educational functions of the UCSM are similar to those of a rural community college branch campus. UCSM brokers with several regional colleges to provide accreditation of our local credit courses. Like a community college, we focus on providing access to lower level core academic courses which prepare students to transfer to four year programs. We also provide a full range of academic advising and student support services, develop courses of particular benefit to the continuing education and training needs of our local workforce, and cater to the interests of lifelong learners, including our large contingent of part time residents.

Programs

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Program 1

University Centers of the San Miguel

Unique and Creative: The University Centers of the San Miguel is the only locally supported rural higher education access program in the State of Colorado and one of only a few such grass roots community initiatives in the nation. UCSM was created to fill the critical gap in educational and professional training for our residents and workforce that no public college is able to fill because of our low population numbers and remote and scattered communities. UCSM mission is uniquely integrated with the natural, multi-cultural, and economic environments of the San Miguel Watershed communities and thus offers creative options for programs and course content relevant to these environments and appropriate to field based and other experiential learning. UCSM’s decentralized structure, using community facilities for classrooms and services in socio-economically diverse and distant communities, is modeled after a similar program on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota that serves a group of remote and culturally distinctive communities within that reservation’s enormous territory. UCSM is committed to the concept of teaching students in face to face classes led by highly qualified local faculty, rather than through impersonal and canned curricula in online distance courses taught by instructors with no commitment to local students or community needs. However, UCSM is also a local support center for students planning to pursue or already enrolled in degree completion or graduate work through the unique community-based distance programs of Prescott College.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$117,094.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Colorado

UCSM serves the people of the San Miguel Watershedand neighboring communities. These include: Telluride,Mountain Village, Sawpit, Placerville, Norwood, Redvale,Naturita, Nucla, and Paradox.

Funding Needs

$10,000 for technology $20,000 for teachers $10,000 for equipment

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University Centers of the San Miguel Inc

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Robyn Wilson

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms Carol Dix

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