On behalf of Imperial County Office of Education/Migrant Education Department, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the success of our inaugural Migrant Education Parent Conference.
This event was held on Feb. 2 at Imperial Valley College. The Migrant Education Parent Conference was a huge success thanks to the generous participation of many local and talented professionals who donated their time and shared their knowledge with our migrant parents. We were very fortunate to have the following outstanding presenters at our parent conference: Jessie Luera de Los Santos; Celina Gonzalez; Sandra Kofford; Rebecca Monroy; Esteban Jaramillo; Abe Sanchez; Frank Martinez; Juan Cruz; Thomas X. Gilkison; Dolores Ganelon; Mauricio Nuño; Lupe Quintero; and Siria Coral-Caloca.
The participation of local organizations/institutions enhanced the overall effectiveness of our conference by displaying educational information for our parents. These organizations/institutions included: Books are Fun; state of California Agricultural Labor Relations Board; Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; Pioneers Health Center; UC San Diego Early Academic Outreach; Center for Employment Training; Student Well Being and Family Resources; San Diego State University student services; Imperial Valley College; University of California Office of the President; Employment Development Department; California Rural Legal Assistance; Center for Family Solutions; Imperial County Social Services; and March of Dimes.