An Engaged Community…

Community engagement is the process of bringing people together for the benefit of the whole.  It takes work and time.  The process requires building relationships- sometimes one at a time.  The people of Dona Ana County are very diverse- from culture and language to education and experiences.  Community engagement requires willingness to step out of our comfort zones and visit with other people.  It requires respect, hard work, and love.  Love for our city, county, people… and the border, the desert and the mountains.  It’s not easy to describe “community.” On one hand it is very complex and at the same time it is simple… and it is worth everything.

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Ngage New Mexico Rolls Out New Name and Education Purpose

For Immediate Release Contact:  Jane Asche.  575-521-1957 Ngage New Mexico Rolls Out New Name and Education Purpose  Ngage New Mexico, formerly known as the Institute for Community Engagement, officially changed its name in March of this year.  The organization was founded in 2009 by a group of citizens concerned about the quality of life for…

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Community Convening on Education

On March 1, 2014, a group of approximately 100 individuals met to discuss education in Dona Ana County.  The day is significant because the idea of a “county-wide education partnership” was launched.  The group was comprised of students, parents, teachers, NMSU professors, several community leaders including some elected officials. Recognizing the challenge of improving educational…

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Workshops

Ngage New Mexico recognizes the importance of professional develop and capacity building.  The organization has delivered several workshops including Nonprofit Sustainability, Grant Writing and Board Development. Nonprofit Sustainability focused on fund development for new and emerging nonprofit organizations.  The workshop covered the basics of fund development, including fundraising, cultivating donors to increase donations, sponsorships, social…