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Humans of New Mexico highlights individuals in the state and show the diversity of the population. It is a community-wide effort to capture the complex issues that affect our communities and offer a platform to voice everyday practices of resistance to societal pressures. 


The Cooperative Development Center of New Mexico creates and supports sustainable lifestyles for Indigenous and Hispanic peoples through organic agriculture, cultural tourism and small business development. The cooperative model assumes that integrating organic agriculture, cultural tourism and small business cooperatives into a comprehensive plan is a strong approach in promoting and conserving the unique heritage and culture of families and communities. This model will provide an economic base for long-term sustainability by meeting the needs of the present without comprimising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.


Sembrando Salud! is a CSC project that helps working people start and maintain neighborhood gardens to grow healthy vegetables for their own consumption, the gardens  are also used as a community engagment tool to teach about nutrition.In addition to growing healthy vegetables, Sembrando Salud! provides custom chicken coops and an initial brood of hens to provide fresh eggs for neighbors.


Story Riders combines culturally-based education and writing tied to specific bicycle rides throughout the mid- Rio Grande Region that provide the educational and cultural experiences that give Mexicano/Chicano elementary students a deep dive into their culture while building their physical skills.


Family Friendly New Mexico is building on the work of the Family Friendly Workplace Task Force to support New Mexico businesses to be family friendly and to support research and analysis of family friendly policies at the local and state levels


 College Readiness Initiative (La Carpa) is a program of CSC's education division dedicated to raising the ACT test scores of students who are at risk of taking one or more college remedial courses, including Latino, Native American and low-income students.The Center is partner with a cadre of Teach for America alumni and local high schools accross New Mexico. Teach for America alumni will serve as ACT tutors in the fields of mathematics and English, as these are the most commonly taken remedial courses. The goal of the program is to help these at-risk students increase their ACT scores high enough to avoid the need to take college remedial courses.


 The Recuerda a César Chávez Committee (RCCC), based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has organized the annual César Chávez Day march, celebration and day of service. They have also been engaged in community organizing and civic engagement activities that have led to the naming of the César Chávez Community Center and renaming of Stadium Boulevard to Avenida César Chávez. The mission of the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee is to educate youth and communities about the legacy, life and work of the great American civil rights leader, César Chávez. We do this by promoting his universal values and timeless vision for a better world and engaging communities in the spirit of service.


Cuba Sí - the Center supports opportunities for Latinos to learn from each other. The Center believes that US Latinos have a great opportunity to learn from individual Cubans and Cuban NGOs, especially in the fields of health and environmentally sustainable development; and to be exposed to the next generation of talented Cuban artists and performers. Accordingly, the Center is pleased to share links to audio and video series being produced in Cuba. Visit the Cuba Sí webpage for more information. 


ArtSpark is a collaborative social experiment with artists and arts organizations using social media and the internet to be sustainable. (Sponsored byCSC)


Generation Justice is an intergenerational media making project that is committed to social change. Generation Justice operates from the social justice principles of equity, inter-generational connectedness, and civic engagement through media making. (Sponsored byCSC)


Arboles Comunitarios is a coalition of local, regional and national organizations that are commited to making our cities more livable and beautiful through the act of planting shade trees. We know that cities with active tree planting offer a high quality of life and direct benefits to their citizens.


African American Community Economic Transformation Study (AACETS) synthesizes the experience and expertise of over 200 African Americans living in Central New Mexico into a vibrant vision for the future. (Sponsored by CSC


El Puente/The Bridge utilizes collaborative art to create and strengthen community relationships and transform public places  in Albuquerque's Barelas and South Valley neighborhoods, along the Rio Grande. 


Stories of Route 66: The International District is an arts engagement with over 130 community members (ages 5-75, from 7 countries speaking 8 languages) who co-envisioned and co-created works of art, film, and performance.


EKCO engages a group of women poets in an unusual process--embracing works of art, ekphrasis, collaboration, and spoken word performance.


TIASO is a professional services cooperative serving full and part-time artists and small organizations who are committed to working in and on behalf of community.


 Bold Visions Conservation mission is to protect, preserve and restore the wild lands, waters and wildlife through advocacy, education and spirited community involvement.


A Place to Stand is a full length documentary project on renowned American poet and writer Jimmy Santiago Baca. (Sponsored byCSC)


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