EDINBURG – Organizers of the Edinburg CISD Migrant Neighborhood Recruitment Program said that their recent recruitment efforts proved to be successful, adding an additional 22 qualifying students to the program.

For two weeks, the District’s migrant recruiters went door-to-door throughout Edinburg CISD neighborhoods to identify migratory students to encourage them to participate in the program.

“The Migrant Neighborhood Recruitment Program was successful,” said ECISD Migrant Coordinator Patricio Rene Escamilla. “One of our goals is reduce the migrant student dropout rate. We also want to help these migratory students to succeed at the college level.”

Some of the programs available to the migrant students, include assistance with obtaining concurrent enrollment and dual credit courses, participation in AP classes, and support with taking entrance exams.

“Not a lot of people know about these kinds of services,” said Candy Camacho, a parent who met with the recruiters during the program in the northeastern part of the District. Camacho said she was glad to learn about the many school programs available to her family.

For more information on the ECISD Migrant Education Program, call 289-2300 and ask for Rolando at extension 2106 or Brenda at extension 2105.