Migrant » Migrant


Lisa Cantu-Reyes
Federal Programs Director
Andrew Chew
Maryann Handy
Migrant Counselor
Estela Longoria Zavala
NGS | Recruiter
Alejandra Gonzalez
NGS | Recruiter
Dolores Gonzalez
NGS | Recruiter
Tina Perez
Home Trainer | NGS | Recruiter
About the Migrant Education Program
The goal of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.

The general purpose of the MEP is to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. To achieve this purpose, the Mercedes MEP program addresses the needs of migrant children to better enable migrant children to succeed academically. More specifically, the purposes are to:
  1. Support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migrant children in order to reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves;
  2. Ensure that migrant children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the state in curriculum, graduation requirements and State academic content and student academic achievement standards;
  3. Ensure that migrant children are provided with appropriate educational services (including supportive services) that address their special needs in a coordinated and efficient manner;
  4. Ensure that migrant children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet;
  5. Design programs to help migrant children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barrieres, social isolation, various health-related problems and other factors that inhibit their ability to do well in school and to prepare them to make a successful transition to post-secondary education or employment; and
  6. Ensure that migrant children benefit from state and local systemic reforms.