Bringing Community and Classrooms Together

CommunityShare Las Cruces is a free, online platform that connects LCPS classrooms, levels K-12, to a diverse community of organizations, businesses, builders, homemakers, artists, scientists, and everyone in between who sustains and strengthens Las Cruces. Using their range of specialized skills and a lifetime of insights, community members can connect with teachers as CommunityShare partners…

Teen Connection provides youth with opportunities for growth and development.

Founded as an extension of our Weed and Seed Out-of-School-Time Program, the Teen Connection Program offers FREE afterschool and summer programming for middle school and high school-aged youth grades 6-12. Our educational and recreational programming is centered around five program areas: Fitness and Outdoor Fun—Providing opportunities to move and exercise through team sports, cooperative games,…

Creating Book-Rich Environments through Community Partnerships

On April 30th, the Dona Ana County Little Libraries and Pantries hosted its first Little Libraries & Pantries Community Mass Build. In partnership with Las Cruces de Noche Lions Club, Rotary Club of Las Cruces Rio Grande, Humana, and other organizations, we achieved our goal to build 40 little libraries/pantries with the support of our…

Leading the Way from Innovation to Policy

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson For 12 years, The Bridge of Southern New Mexico has been in the business of innovation, piloting, proving, and then seeking to embed what works into policy to benefit others for the…

Parks & Recreation Offering FREE Summer Programs

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a wide range of recreational opportunities for adults and children alike, providing innovative and sustainable services at all city parks, trails, and recreational centers. Parks & Recreation provides more than 100 scenic athletic and neighborhood parks. Play a game of tennis on one of the…

Vote Yes for Kids Doña Ana County

Does anyone pay attention to the back side of the ballot? This election year, flip it over! On November 8th, 2022, you have the opportunity to vote on a game-changing measure to increase funds annually for New Mexico childcare providers, early learning programs, and public schools. This opportunity is the result of a fight that…

<strong>Local Heroines Celebrated with Creative Collaboration</strong>

On April 2nd, 2022, The culmination of creativity and collaborative partnership blossomed at Calhoun Flower Farms, celebrating five exemplary women in honor of Women’s History Month(WHM). Nominations poured in throughout March, recognizing women in our community who “Promote Hope and Provide Healing.” The SUCCESS Partnership’s work is rooted in creating opportunities where resources are shared…

Connecting Youth to the Outdoors

Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks (Friends of OMDP) is a nonprofit that works to protect and restore public lands through advocacy and through building a committed and diverse public lands community. Our work ensures the protection of the resources and responsible access regardless of wealth, privilege or social standing. Through grassroots organizing, and continued…

Improving Student’s Success with Family Engagement and Adult Learning

When parents and caregivers are supported, they are prepared to draw out the strengths of the younger generation which has a ripple effect on our community for generations to come. Evidence shows that one method for strengthening families is supporting the leadership within the home.  Leadership skills promote the importance of communication and empowering others…

Why Raices del Saber Xinachtli Community School?

Xinachtli (sheen-ash-tlee)- an Aztec word describing the moment a seed germinates, reaching the “bursting” and “in-between” point when it is no longer a seed and not yet the plant it will transform into. This is a representation of how our children have infinite opportunities to blossom.  Would you believe a place where love and respect…