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.
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.