SUCCESS Partnership

Data will empower community to help kids

LAS CRUCES – The recent death of a proposal in the New Mexico Legislature to expand early childhood education left many education advocates across the state crestfallen. After all, we have heard the statistics about New Mexico before; second in child poverty, second for violent…

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Partnership creates opportunities for local students

LAS CRUCES – On an average day at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, visitors will see medical students hustling between classes and huddled in study groups. They might also find students much too young to be enrolled in medical school. That’s because numerous outreach…

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Community Action Agency joins education effort

LAS CRUCES – Great nonprofits are built on great partnerships. No organization – no matter how well funded or dedicated – can do everything. Partnerships allow us to learn from one another, help one another and ultimately provide a better quality of life for the…

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Building the New in Early Childhood Education

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new” That quote, credited to Socrates, has perhaps never been more relevant. As we begin the new year with all of our personal hopes and aspirations,…

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SUCCESS Partnership Creates Support for Children

It is Hector’s first day of kindergarten. He is uncertain about starting school and his day can go well or badly. He may eagerly join in activities without confusion or he might not be able to follow the teacher’s directions. When everyone is seated on…

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Community Schools a New Tradition for Education

The magic of the holiday season inspires a diversity of traditions that fill our lives with joy connecting with friends, family and community. Traditions can offer us a sense of comfort and calm in an ever-changing world. However, there are some traditions that do not…

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KRWG-Success Partnership coalition a finalist for grant

Glen Cerny Published 1:18 p.m. MT Nov. 25, 2017 LAS CRUCES – This isn’t a headline we see often: “Doña Ana County excelling in education.” However, for the past four years a diverse group of more than 100 organizations has been busy exploring how Southern New…

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Build the Economy by Using Our Brains

Frank Rene Lopez, For the Sun-News Published 12:56 p.m. MT Nov. 11, 2017 “What about our economy?” a friend asked. “Jobs are scarce and the unemployment rate is high.” In fact, the unemployment rate in New Mexico is the second highest in the country at…

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SUCCESS Partnership sees education as shared responsibility

Lori Martinez and Lynda Garcia, For the Sun-News Published 2:01 p.m. MT Oct. 28, 2017 LAS CRUCES – We constantly hear about the dismal childhood outcomes in our state and our region. As a community, we’ve grown accustomed to hearing about how our children are…

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Doña Ana County Maps Out Plan for Early-Childhood Education

LAS CRUCES – Charlie Garcia is a bubbly 4-year-old with soft brown curls. Sitting down for a small group activity on a late-August afternoon at Alpha School in Las Cruces, she chatters with her teachers and friends. Sitting quietly nearby is Evelynn Aguirre McClure. Assistant teacher…

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