LAS CRUCES N.M. – A Las Cruces non-profit is competing for $100,000 which could be used toward building a children’s museum and learning center in southern New Mexico.
Recently, Ngage New Mexico teamed up with the Las Cruces Sun-News to produce a video application in hopes of winning a six-figure grant.

The owners of the Sun-News, Gannett Co. Inc., launched the new grant program called A Community Thrives which looks to fund projects that improve communities in education, arts and culture, or wellness.

Ngage’s program coordinator Michael Radtke said, “Research has demonstrated that supporting healthy early childhood development produces substantial educational, social, emotional, and financial benefits for children and their communities. A common problem in our community is the lack of understanding of what resources and programs are available for early childhood education.

Radtke added, “The early childhood hub seeks to provide a pathway for early learning and success for parents of young children by connecting them to the early childhood education services.”

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