Early Childhood Education Summit

July 11, 2019

Early childhood providers, leaders, and supporters met to realign outcomes, goals and objectives for the Early Childhood Education Coalition. The summit marked the initiation of action networks to implement collaborative strategies towards shared change.

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Community Play Date

June 8, 2019

Over 11 organizations came together to encourage play in our community at the Las Cruces downtown plaza. This play date launched the debut of “Bright by Text,” a texting platform that provides parenting tips and early childhood information to parents through text.

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Infant Mental Health Workshop

May 11, 2019

Providers in Hatch came together to learn about infant mental health and how it relates to early childhood education and work with families.

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Dad’s Day Out

May 4, 2019

The SUCCESS Partnership Early Childhood Education Coalition collaborated with Father’s Moving Forward to celebrate fathers and their involvement in their children’s lives.

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Second Teach the Teacher training from ECE Scholars

April 27, 2019

The cohort of early childhood education scholars who attended the National Association for the Education of Young Children Learning conference shared their professional knowledge gained through the conference with local early childhood education providers in Doña Ana County with the theme of “an integrative approach…

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Ngage New Mexico was awarded $750,000 in capital outlay funding for the Doña Ana County Children’s Museum.

April 8, 2019

Ngage New Mexico, in partnership with the City of Las Cruces, were awarded $750,000 in capital outlay funding after lobbying for the Doña Ana County Children’s Museum during the 2019 legislative session. These funds will be used to plan and design a brick- and-mortar children’s…

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First Teach the Teacher training from ECE Scholars

March 9, 2019

The cohort of early childhood education scholars who attended the National Center for Families Learning conference shared their professional knowledge gained through the conference with local early childhood education providers in Doña Ana County with the theme of “an early childhood and family focus.”

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Family Empowerment Convening

January 16, 2019

Over 30 early childhood educators came together to define “family empowerment,” “family engagement,” and “family involvement.” These collaborative definitions will be used to inform continuing work in parent and family engagement for early childhood educators.

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New Mexico Collective Impact Convening

January 11, 2019

The SUCCESS Partnership hosted a convening with the two other collective impact education initiatives in New Mexico, Mission Graduate from Albuquerque and Opportunity Santa Fe, to discuss collective impact strategies and partnering together to address statewide education policies.

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Hosted the 2nd Annual Kids Count Conference: Childhood Trauma from Symptoms to Systems Change

November 14, 2018

In partnership with New Mexico Voices for Children and Ngage New Mexico over 300 people attended the 2nd Southern New Mexico Kids Count Conference focused on childhood trauma. Topics included everything from the effects of adverse childhood experiences in direct practice with children and families…

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The second cohort of Early Childhood Education Scholars attended the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in Washington, DC.

November 14, 2018

Funding from La Clinica de Familia and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation was used to send seven early childhood educators to the 2018 NAEYC Conference in Washington, DC. The scholarship was offered to practitioners and educators who are typically unable to attend such large-scale professional development…

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Hosted a second public policy session titled “Elevate Your Advocacy: Learn how to talk to elected officials”

October 9, 2018

Government officials Rebecca Dow (State Representative NM 38) and Bill Soules (State Senator NM 37) discussed what works when connecting with state legislators and how to advocate for causes through various available platforms.

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Steering Team Selection

September 25, 2018

Through a democratic voting process, members of our Leaders Circle elected seven members to the Leaders Circle Steering Team. Steering Team members represent the four focus areas of the SUCCESS Partnership: early childhood education, high school completion, post-secondary access and success, and career opportunities for…

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The first cohort of Early Childhood Education Scholars attended the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

September 24, 2018

Funding from La Clinica de Familia and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation was used to send seven early childhood educators to the 2018 NCFL Conference in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. The scholarship was offered to practitioners and educators who are typically unable to attend such large-scale professional…

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Hosted a public policy session titled “Elevate Your Advocacy: Learn how a Bill Becomes a Law”

September 21, 2018

Government officials including Kasandra Gandara (City Councilor, District 1), Billy Garrett (County Commissioner, District 1), and Joanne Ferrary (State Representative NM 37) discussed how a bill becomes a law at different levels of government.

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Held a Teacher Appreciation Dinner to Honor Educators in Chaparral

September 5, 2018

The appreciation dinner included delicious food, door prizes, and gift bags to recognize the important and valuable work of our educators in the southern region of Doña Ana County.

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Held a Teacher Appreciation Dinner to Honor Educators at Nissan of Las Cruces

August 2, 2018

The appreciation dinner included delicious food, door prizes, and gift bags to recognize the important and valuable work of our educators

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Las Cruces Parent Workforce Connection

July 31, 2018

Parents gained access to local workforce and education opportunities including: funding for career training, resources for resume writing and interviewing and tips to move forward in gaining valuable professional skills to support their families. The workshop was provided in English and Spanish at the Doña…

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Chaparral Parent Workforce Connection

July 26, 2018

Parents gained access to local workforce and education opportunities including: funding for career training, resources for resume writing and interviewing and tips to move forward in gaining valuable professional skills to support their families. The workshop was provided in English and Spanish at the On-Track…

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Inaugural Southern NM Kids Count Conference

November 9, 2017

New Mexico Voice’s for Children partnered with the SUCCESS Partnership to host the inaugural conference at the Las Cruces Convention Center. About 100 people attended the event, as part of a burgeoning effort to improve the lives of children in the high- poverty county.

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KRWG and Ngage New Mexico Received Ready To Learn Grant from the Department of Education & Corporation for Public Broadcasting

November 1, 2017

KRWG and the SUCCESS Partnership were accepted into the first round of 30 stations to compete for a $175,000 two year RTL grant. The grant had hoped to coordinate local PBS stations and educators to deliver programs to unserved and underserved.

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First Teacher Program Yields Outstanding Results

September 1, 2017

The First Teacher Program exceeds goal of teaching 300 parents with a bilingual program. The program awarded 465 parents with certificates of completion. The program reached 777 children, with a goal of reaching 600.

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Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Dona Ana County: State-Wide Impact

August 26, 2017

Southern New Mexico, state representatives and education advocates convened at the Hilton Garden Inn in Las Cruces, New Mexico to presented the early childhood education plan to gain consensus on the importance of early childhood education and the economic impact of return on investment.

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Early Childhood Care & Education Document Created

July 1, 2017

Ngage NM and the Center for Community Analysis at New Mexico State University create a document to assist in informing elected officials about early learning systems in Doña Ana County. The document consists of early childhood program descriptions, challenges and proposed solution to align systems.

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Documentary Screening: The Raising Of America

May 26, 2017

The Doña Ana Arts Council of the Rio Grande Theater and the SUCCESS Partnership hosted a free screening and discussion, open to the general public. The purpose of the showing was to include interactive discussion on providing nurturing environments for infants and children within the…

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Champions for Education

April 20, 2017

The third annual Champions for Education awards ceremony took place at the Sunset Grill Pavilion on April 20. There were over 75 attendees at the celebratory event, including students and organizations from Las Cruces and the surrounding areas. The keynote speakers included Frank R. López, Executive…

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First Community School Launched

January 1, 2017

Lynn Middle School becomes the first community school to launch in Las Cruces. Ngage New Mexico was the primary organization to lead to the establishment of the first school to provide wrap around health services, a food bank, and other services.

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Superhero Training for Parents Conference

November 15, 2015

Informing and equipping parents about the importance of their role and level of engagement in the lives of their children for their success was at the forefront of the conference. The keynote speaker for the event was, UTEP Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Gina Nuñez.

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First Teacher Creates Customized Curriculum for Parents

November 1, 2015

Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico, Las Cruces Public Schools Head Start, Doña Ana County Head Start, La Clinica de Familia Healthy Start and Early Head Start, and the Children’s Reading Alliance receive funds to create a curriculum for the First Teacher Program that…

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Developed a Countywide Plan for Early Childhood Education

July 9, 2015

The eight goals for the early childhood plan include public awareness, full integration of early childhood education systems, children’s museum and parent resource center, access to early childhood education, workforce development.

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SUCCESS Partnership Summit

April 15, 2015

The ten-goal community agenda was created as a grassroots working effort to improve the areas for early childhood education, high school completion, post-secondary access and success, career opportunities for graduates, support for educators, equitable and sufficient education resources, parent, student and community voice, whole childhood…

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Establishment of the Children’s Museum Committee

January 1, 2015

Ngage New Mexico established the committee to work together to create a mobile museum to provide accessible education opportunities. The committee would also work to establish a brick and mortar museum for Doña Ana County. The committee received a grant to research children’s museums in…

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1st Draft of Early Childhood Education Plan Complete

December 1, 2014

The partnership developed a plan consisting of the following components: background information, vision and mission statements, goals, participating organizations, backbone organizations and the vision of alignment of early learning systems in Doña Ana County.

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Initial Convening on County-Wide Early Childhood Education Plan

September 23, 2014

Over 40 leaders in Early Childhood Education were convened to begin developing a comprehensive early childhood education plan for Doña Ana County.

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Official Launch of the SUCCESS Partnership

March 4, 2014

Various community stakeholders convened and identified education as the focus for the community. The grassroots movement of a prenatal to career initiative emerged for the community to pursue change.

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The First Ngage NM Convening of Community Stakeholders

January 1, 2014

Developed Directory of Education Organizations

December 15, 2013

Initial education convening in Doña Ana County

June 2, 2013

The partnership convened education-focused nonprofit organizations throughout Doña Ana County to discuss the services each organization provides as well as the existing education gaps.

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Key community & education leaders come together

March 10, 2013

Key Community and Education Leaders began discussing the need for the entire community to come together and focus on how we collectively support children’s success and opportunities.

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