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NM Workforce Connection links parents to opportunities

Staff from the Las Cruces office of New Mexico Workforce Connection partnered with the Bridge of Southern New Mexico, Ngage New Mexico, and the SUCCESS Partnership to host listening sessions with 18 parents of young children who wanted to learn more about job resources and…

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Educators appreciated with a celebration dinner

Before the commencement of the school year, teachers were appreciated with a dinner at Nissan of Las Cruces on August 2. Over 50 teachers, who teach grades ranging from preschool to high school, attended the event. Teachers had the opportunity to network with one another…

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A Healthy Dads Day Out in Anthony

Fathers were encouraged to embrace self-care and tend to their health at the Healthy Dads Day Out event on June 30 at the Anthony Water & Sanitation District, in Anthony, New Mexico. Twenty community partners hosted a half-day full of games, prizes, and vital health…

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Early childhood educators selected to attend national conferences  

The Doña Ana County Early Childhood Education (ECE) Coalition has sponsored a brand new scholarship opportunity with funds from La Clinica de Familia, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support our local ECE educators. A total of 16 scholarships were awarded to educators, who work…

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Local Head Start’s role in change for early childhood education

LAS CRUCES – Doña Ana County holds a wide variety of services for young children and their families; many of which are fairly unknown to the community. For instance, Head Start (3 and 4 year olds) and Early Head Start (expectant moms and children under 3) serve…

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Investments in early childhood have best return

The one occupation most adults will have is that of a parent, but most adults have little or no training in how to parent or even what to expect from their children as they move through various stages of development. “Is that normal?”  “What should…

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Doña Ana County teen birth rate continues to decline

In 2005, the New Mexico Community Foundation with the purpose of identifying the social problems of Doña Ana County, sponsored a series of community meetings. One of the alarming statistics brought to all of us at the meetings was the number of teen pregnancies in the county, placing us as having…

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Partnerships serve families and create opportunities

Relationships are the cornerstone to all systems. They are at the heart of our existence as human beings. How we show up will greatly affect our ability to connect with ourselves and those around us. We rely on these important connections to navigate our ecosystems…

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SUCCESS Snapshot: ‘College for all’ more realistic than ever

According to a study by Georgetown University, 58 percent of the jobs in New Mexico in 2018 require a post-secondary degree or certificate. That means there are approximately 166,000 jobs that require a post-secondary credential, 86,000 jobs requiring a high school diploma and 39,000 jobs for…

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Advancing teachers and aligning after-school programs

Imagine how the health and well-being of families in Doña Ana County could be transformed if higher education, traditional public schools, charter schools, private schools, early intervention agencies, nonprofits, military institutions and local governments worked together to improve the lives of all children in Doña…

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