National Migrant Education Hotline
The National Migrant Education Hotline is free and accessible to migrant farmworkers, families and out-of-school youth anywhere in the United States. The calls are answered by Hotline Specialists who can make referrals for assistance based on the caller's needs. The Hotline is currently supported by contracts with the states of California, Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Georgia, Arizona, and Arkansas.
Migrant educators from states contributing to the upkeep and operation of the Hotline can request promotional items that feature the National Migrant Education Hotline phone number so that families have the number with them as they move.
A free downloadable brochure with information about the National Migrant Education Hotline is available to migrant educators in all states at the link below.
We do not ship promotional materials to any countries outside of North America.
Migrant workers can call the Hotline when they move to get help enrolling their children in school or for other educational services. There are preschool, summer school, high school equivalency programs (HEP), and college assistance migrant programs (CAMP) all around the country and ESCORT can help migrant families access them.
Here's a sampling of the calls received:
Reason for call: A migrant father was looking to enroll his five-year-old son into school. The school, however, was not accepting his son until the following school year. The father has been working in agriculture since 2006 picking oranges, tomatoes, and grapes. He just recently migrated. The ESCORT Hotline Specialist contacted their Region’s Migrant Education Program’s Recruiter and was able to get the family some help. The Hotline Specialist followed up with the family and the five-year-old boy was enrolled into kindergarten that same week. The family is now enrolled in the Migrant Education Program.
Reason for call: A male farmworker called searching for information about Migrant Clinics in his area. The ESCORT Hotline Specialist referred the caller to the National Center for Farmworker Health. The children in this family are already enrolled in Migrant Education Program.
Reason for call: A migrant mother called searching for information about educational alternatives for school programs in her area. She was requesting other services related to after-school programs for her 11-year-old child. The ESCORT Hotline Specialist referred the caller to the local Migrant Education Program office. This family learned about the National Migrant Education Hotline from a free promotional material.