Migrant Education Program appreciates all sponsors

Esmeralda Martinez, director of Southwest Region Migrant Education Program, enjoys a moment with Ayoul Nginoe and Bajung Nginoe at the MEP Polar Express and Open House on December 14.

ALAMOSA – This year, the Southwest Region Migrant Education Program (MEP) provided gifts to nearly 300 children and parents through its Adopt A Migrant Family for the holidays initiative.

“Our hearts are filled with joy and appreciation for all the continued support from numerous sponsors making this event so successful. Every year we look forward to this event as it supplements some of the needs of our families, said Esmeralda Martinez, director of Southwest Region Migrant Education Program.”

“We are extremely grateful and feel fortunate to receive support from so many agencies, community members, and volunteers who continue to participate in this initiative year after year,” said Martinez.

She also appreciates her Adams State MEP staff including Shanda Taylor, Reyna Martinez, Edgar Martinez, Matias Francisco, Marisa Aguilar, and Minga Francisco-Miguel, Jennifer Molina, Simona Guillen, Delsa Gomez, Jasmine Gonzalez and Bradley Tijerina. “They worked diligently to ensure the event was a success,” Martinez added.

This year, the Southwest Region Migrant Education Program served a yearly estimate of up to 620 students, aged birth-22, from 23 school districts in the San Luis Valley and Southwest Colorado. The program connects families of seasonal agricultural workers with community resources, monitors children’s achievements, and provides continuity as they change school districts.

The Southwest Region Migrant Education Program is located on the Adams State University campus at the southeast corner of Second St. and Richardson Ave. To learn more about the Southwest Region Migrant Education program, or to refer a family who may benefit from services, contact: Shanda Taylor at 719-587-7612 or Esmeralda Martinez at 719-587-7635.

Adopt A Migrant Family sponsors included:

Zapata Seed Company

Trinchera Ranch

Alamosa State Bank

Blanca Potato

Armando Valdez

Natalie Rogers

Quality Home Inspection & Electric

Weiss Dry Cleaner

Mountain King

Conejos County Dept. of Social Services 

Tijerina’s Trucking

Post Commissary

High Altitude Convenience

Monte Vista Cooperative

Valley Realty & Investments

Elizabeth Hensley

Marco Polo

SLV Immigration Resource Center

Monte Vista Fire Department

Frontier Bank

Morgan Dockson


Colorado State Patrol Troop 1,2,3

City of Alamosa

Colorado Department of Transportation

Wash Tub Laundry Mat

Renae D Haslett


Karla Hardesty

Don Thomas Bakery

K-2 Alamosa Elementary School

3-5 Alamosa Elementary School


Flawless Construction

Sierra Blanca Medical Center

CDE, Leadership Team

Office of Migrant Education, CDE

Convenient Care

Moffat Family Health Center

Tomas Mejia

Valley Wide Call Center

SLV Medical Clinic Managers

Feed Store Church

Rio Grande National Service

BLM Monte Vista

Alejandro & Cristal Enriquez

Eric Carpio

Ed Medina

Kirby Deherrera / Simona Guillen

Ed & Catherine Medina


Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Energy Resource Center

Theresa Valdez

Finance Team Valley Wide

Executive Team VWHS

Maria Perez DeLeon

CIA – Leavitt Insurance Agency

Valley-Wide Dental Team

Health Info. Management Systems

Edward M. Kennedy Health Clinic


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