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…

Kids Can make a difference in our economy

You’re invited to Candyland Christmas, a celebration of our local youth with Kids Can of Community Action Agency,  and other community organizations, on December 4th from 9 am to 1 pm at the Las Cruces Downtown Plaza.  Kids Can is excited to be back in public and is working hard to ensure this is a…

KRWG Public Media Reads for The Record and Children Listen

KRWG Public Media proudly partnered with New Mexico State University, Western New Mexico University, Ngage New Mexico, and the SUCCESS Partnership in support of Jumpstart's “Read for the Record” initiative, promoting early literacy on Saturday, October 30th at the KRWG-TV studios on the NMSU campus. This year's featured book was Amy Wu’s “The Patchwork Dragon.”…

The Big Read is back!

Las Cruces Museum of Art, Branigan Cultural Center, and The Thomas Branigan Library System are pleased to announce our next Big Read brought to you by The National Endowment of the Arts. We will be reading An American Sunrise by United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.  The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress…

SUCCESS Snapshot: Community Partners in Education

It takes a village to teach a child, and this fall, Las Cruces has a new tool to connect the village and the classroom: CommunityShare Las Cruces, a free-to-use, profile-based website that makes it easy for teachers to find and work with community members who can bring specialized knowledge, real-world perspectives, and project-based learning to…