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College Assistance Migrant Program

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an IHE. The funding supports completion of the first year of studies.

The College Assistance Migrant Program at Millersville University (CAMP or MU CAMP) provides supportive and retention services to first-year university students from migrant and seasonal farm worker families.

High School Equivalency Program

The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) was created in 1967 to help migratory and seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers), who are 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in school, obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma and, subsequently, gain employment or begin postsecondary education or training. The program serves more than 7,000 students annually. Services to HEP participants include outreach to eligible individuals; educational and counseling services designed to help students obtain a GED certificate; placement services in a university, college, junior college, military service, or career position; weekly stipends; residential housing; and exposure to educational and cultural activities usually not available to migrant or seasonal farmworkers.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.

The Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc. (FJF), established in 1981, is a nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC that has been helping empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their wages and working conditions, labor and immigration policy, health and safety, and access to justice. Using a multi-faceted approach, FJF engages in litigation, administrative and legislative advocacy, training and technical assistance, and public education.

ACT Fee Waiver Eligibility Requirements and Procedures 2018-2019

Everyone has the potential to learn. A student’s family income should not determine his or her educational or career opportunities. During the 2018-2019 school year ACT will again offer the ACT test fee waiver program to eligible students. View requirements pdf.

National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education

The National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME) is the professional organization of state officials charged with the administrative responsibilities of using these monies effectively and productively to help all migrant children succeed in school. NASDME provides its members ongoing information about events and activities and offers new members training, guidance, and counsel. It prepares publications to inform a wider audience about Migrant Education. It represents the Migrant Education community in continuing dialogues with the Federal government. NASDME annually sponsors a National Migrant Education Conference to provide training, leadership, and networking opportunities for all persons concerned with the education of migrant children.

National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)

The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), established in 1975, is dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families by providing information services and products to a network of more than 500 migrant health center service sites in the United States as well as other organizations and individuals serving the farmworker population. NCFH is a private, not-for-profit corporation located in Buda, Texas whose mission is “to improve the health status of farmworker families through appropriate application of human, technical, and information resources.”

Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) Program

The Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) Program consists of self-contained, semi-independent study courses which enable students to earn secondary-level academic credits. Participating students generally take these courses to make up courses, meet graduation requirements, or cope with scheduling difficulties.

Pew Hispanic Center

The Pew Hispanic Center, founded in 2001, is a nonpartisan research organization supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Its mission is to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the entire nation. The Center does not advocate for or take positions on policy issues. It is a project of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” in Washington, DC that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.

USA Learns

The U.S. Department of Education launched the free USA Learns website to help immigrants learn English. The site provides approximately 11 million adults with low levels of English proficiency with easily accessible and free English language training. The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy documented that as many as 11 million adults in the U.S. are not literate in English. Currently, local providers serve only approximately one million of those learners annually, prompting the need for a website of this kind.

Interstate Coordination

Interstate Migrant Education Council

The Interstate Migrant Education Council (IMEC) is an independent organization whose mission is to advocate policies that ensure the highest quality education and other needed services for the nation’s migrant children. IMEC’s volunteer members work to enhance educational opportunities for migrant students by examining policy issues concerning coordination between public and private agencies, including all levels of government.

Graduation and Outcomes for Success for OSY (GOSOSY)

GOSOSY is a Consortium Incentive Grant funded by the Office of Migrant Education (OME) at the United States Department of Education (USDE) to build capacity in states with a growing secondary-aged migrant out-of-school youth population.


LEARN-2-Succeed is a Migrant Education Program Consortium Incentive Grant with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education. Sixteen states participate in the LEARN Consortium. The focus of the consortium is to provide teachers with tools for quickly assessing and providing supplemental research-based literacy lessons to students in grades K-12 to improve their foundational literacy skills.

Welcoming Newcomers

YMCA New American Welcome Center

Connecting our immigrants and newcomers to the community. Helping them reach their full potential and integrate in their community; and on the other side, help the community to help newcomers reach their full potential by making sure we’re advocating for inclusivity.

Church World Service

Church World Service (CWS) is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement, and disaster.

Bethany Christian Services

Bethany Christian Services partners with churches and communities to strengthen and preserve families, find families for children who need them, and to support refugees and immigrants who have fled danger. We believe everyone deserves to be safe, loved, and connected.


Welcome.US is a national initiative built to inspire, mobilize, and empower Americans from all corners of the country to welcome and support those seeking refuge here.

Newcomer Tool Kit

Welcoming newcomers and ensuring that they thrive in a new school and community is a responsibility shared among school staff, newcomers and their families, and the wider community. Download the toolkit pdf.

Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) aims to strengthen the capacity of refugee-serving and mainstream organizations across the U.S. to empower and ensure the successful development of refugee children, youth, and their families.

Welcoming America

Welcoming America is a nonprofit leading movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by ensuring everyone belongs, including immigrants.

Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants

The Guide for New Immigrants contains basic information to help you settle in the United States and find what you and your family need for everyday life. It also summarizes important information about your legal status and about agencies and organizations that provide documents or essential services you may need.

Welcoming, Registering, and Supporting Newcomer Students: A Toolkit for Educators of Immigrant and Refugee Students in Secondary Schools.

This toolkit resource pdf is intended to help educators identify and use research-based policies, practices, and procedures for welcoming and registering newcomer immigrant and refugee students who are attending secondary schools in the United States and for supporting them once they are in school.