Migrant Education Program, Region VIII

Anabel González
Director

Migrant LogoMigrant Education Regional Office
6200 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA
phone: (559) 651-3035
toll free: (800) 301-0044
fax: (559) 651-1701 

National Migrant Education Hotline
(800) 234-8848

(National Referral Service for Migrant Families) 

Migrant Education is a national federally-funded program that provides services to children and youth ages 3 to 21, whose education has been interrupted in the past three years because of the need for migrant parents to relocate to other areas in order to find agricultural or seasonal work.

Migrant Education Region VIII serves migrant students and their families in 54 school districts throughout Tulare and Kings counties. Our goal is to work in cooperation with individual school districts to supplement the district's educational program and to promote each migrant student's academic achievement through advocacy, coordination and collaboration. Parents are an integral part of the education of the migrant education program. District, Regional and State parent advisory councils play an active role in advocating, planning, and implementing services for migrant students. 

Mission
The Migrant Education Program Department empowers the child and family unit with the tools, through advocacy, education and collaboration, to determine their destiny as healthy and creative participants in an ever-changing world.

Vision
We are the catalyst for transforming migrant students into successful leaders who constantly learn and maximize their human potential.

Desired Student Outcomes

  • Migrant students succeed in the core curriculum
  • Migrant students have access to health and support services
  • Parents are knowledgeable about academic, health, and support services for benefit of their children
  • Migrant students are prepared for post-secondary education
  • Migrant families embrace and value a college-going culture to ensure the future success of their children

Educational and Other Support Services

  • Identification and recruitment support to districts
  • Individual and classroom instruction in the content area
  • Extended day school programs
  • Career awareness
  • Health education and prevention services
  • Parent Advisory Councils (PAC and RAC)
  • Parent training for involvement and leadership
  • School-to-Work opportunities
  • Professional growth and development
  • Alternative programs for out-of-school youth
  • Environmental/Outdoor education programs
  • Family literacy programs
  • Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
  • University-Ready College Bound Program (URCB)
  • Student leadership academies
  • College study trips for students and parents
  • 9th-grade transition academies
  • Student support through Mini-Corps
  • Summer home-based instruction programs