Making College Happen – University of New Mexico ENLACE: ENgaging LAtino Communities for Education
University of New Mexico ENLACE: ENgaging LAtino Communities for Education
ENLACE is a statewide collaboration of “gente” who represent the voices of underrepresented children and families–people who have not traditionally had a say in policy initiatives that have had direct impact on their communities or their families. ENLACE New Mexico fosters programs centered on family and community engagement, student-to-student mentoring, establishment of sound policies, development of culturally relevant curricula, and professional development for educators. The collaborative touches every corner of the state and includes universities, community colleges, public school districts, businesses, non-profits, government agencies, students, parents, and families. Although each partner is unique, their commitment to responsibility, accountability, and purposefully empowering communities, students, families, and educators to transform our educational system, leading to increased student access not only for Latinos, but for all students is shared.