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IDRA Ventanilla de Orientación Educativa in San Antonio – IDRA Services

Program Connects Mexican Nationals & Immigrants with Educational Opportunities

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IDRA and the Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio are partnering to help Mexican and Mexican American families navigate the U.S. education system and learn about important educational opportunities in both countries. The program, called Ventanilla de Orientación Educativa (VOE), provides information on the civil rights of immigrant and English learner students, local educational services, and resources on how to access and succeed in college. The VOE also disseminates information on educational opportunities offered by the Mexican government for nationals abroad and develops various courses for immigrant parents. Examples of VOE Services & Information include:

  • How to approach U.S. K-12 and higher educational institutions
  • How to apply for financial aid in the United States (including FAFSA & TAFSA)
  • Information on resources for adult and community education in Spanish
  • Opportunities to continue studying if you return to Mexico
  • The rights of immigrant students to attend public school
  • The rights of English learners to an equal educational opportunity
  • Online educational opportunities in Mexico for students in the United States

See news release: San Antonio Program Connects Mexican Nationals and Immigrants with Educational Opportunities

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VOE Webinars / Seminarios web de VOE

IDRA launched a webinar series to provide information to families while the Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our new Virtual VOE connects families with vital information about educational resources that are more needed than ever,” said IDRA President & CEO Celina Moreno. “When families have the key information they need, they not only take steps for their own families, they support others as well.”

See news release: Free Webinars on Education for Immigrant Families – IDRA Launches Bilingual Online Portal to Continue Assistance with the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio During COVID-19 Closures


Consulate of Mexico in San Antonio
127 Navarro Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Phone 210-227-9145 ext. 3626 (during operation hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

VOE Operation Hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Phone 210-227-9145 ext. 3626 (during operation hours)

Contact for Information

Onsite Contact: Diana M. Canizales
210 227-9145, ext. 3626

Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA): Dr. Nilka Avilés

Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio: Susana Monreal Ávila (210)227-9145 ext. 3608; David Gómez (210) 227-9145 ext. 3611