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Las Cruces Launches Three New Community Schools – SUCCESS Snapshot

Las Cruces Launches Three New Community Schools By: Andy Martinez, NMSU student and Community School Volunteer, and Rachel Padilla, Community Schools Intern   In a few weeks, schools across Las Cruces will be closed for Spring Break. For many students, however, an extended period away…

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Transformation is Grounded in Community

By: Sommer Mitchell We have all heard the numbers over and over again about how poorly New Mexico ranks in education.  Despite legislative committees and taskforces repeatedly acknowledging that our schools are under-resourced, state legislative efforts fail to resolve these critical issues year after year. …

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NMSU Borderlands and Ethnic Studies – SUCCESS Snapshot

SUCCESS Snapshot By: Dr. Dulcinea Lara Associate Professor in Criminal Justice and Director of the Borderlands & Ethnic Studies program at NMSU A New Day, A New Education for New Mexico While my family identifies as Mexican American, recently unearthed ancestry links us to Apache…

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Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce – SUCCESS Snapshot

SUCCESS Snapshot By Carrie Hamblen CEO/President of the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce Education and Job Training Vital to Healthy Economic Growth When I was a kid, being raised by a single mother, going to college and getting a job were key points in…

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Our Children Thrive When We Support Fathers as a Community.

By: Sommer Mitchell According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children in America live in homes that are absent from their biological father.  That’s one out of every three!  This staggering statistic affects child development on so many levels.   Children who live in homes…

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NMSU College of Education – SUCCESS Snapshot

NMSU College of Education The College of Education held an inaugural Challenge Coin Welcome Ceremony for the freshmen class. Students are invited to return the second year to receive a second coin, the third year for the third coin; and most importantly to graduate and…

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The Bridge of Southern New Mexico – SUCCESS Snapshot

Success Snapshot By Tracey Bryan The Bridge of Southern New Mexico Building Bridges for Student Success As a member of our community’s SUCCESS Partnership, The Bridge of Southern New Mexico has been a key partner in much of the work at the latter end of…

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Home Visiting, The Key Partnership to Improving Child and Family Well-being.

By: Sommer Mitchell Did you know that early models of home visiting have been around since the 1800s?  It was part of the initial kindergarten movement that was funded by philanthropic groups.  These groups taught young children in the mornings and did home visiting in…

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Action Networks Are in Motion to Advance Early Childhood Education

By: Sommer Mitchell We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle The Doña Ana County Early Childhood Education Coalition is strategically moving forward in efforts to mobilize Early Childhood Education (ECE) across the County. The abundant energy…

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