The data-driven work of the partnership is fueled by the passion and understanding that “Education is a Shared Responsibility,” and change happens when using a collective impact approach. We aim to do our work together, rather than in isolation, to create new possibilities in education. When we leverage our combined resources, strengths, and professional experiences, the entire community wins. Investing in education from pregnancy until the individual enters the workforce is key to empowering and uplifting the individual and our community.
Ngage NM offers family engagement programming to all 21st Century Schools throughout Doña Ana County in partnership with The STEM Outreach Center at NMSU. Our family engagement programming is designed to provide adult learning opportunities and increase access to out-of-school time activities for families.
In partnership with local nonprofit organizations and businesses programs have included painting & parenting classes, family cooking nights, indoor rock climbing, overnight camping, guided hikes, golf workshops, CPR certification, basic auto care workshops, financial literacy courses, family craft nights, and literacy & resource fairs.
As an essential part of our educational mission, Ngage is spearheading the ambitious project of planning and realizing a Children’s Museum for southern New Mexico. The museum project will have two phases: (1) Vamos Niños, a mobile children’s museum and resource center that will travel around all of Doña Ana County and (2) a brick and mortar museum in partnership with the city of Las Cruces.
We want our fellow nonprofits to be as effective as possible, by maintaining financial stability, managing high-quality programs, and getting connected with the tools and resources to sustain their organizations. We support our nonprofit partners by strengthening the entire system of nonprofit services, so they can continue doing their crucial, direct, on the ground, service work.
Ngage partnered with United Way of Southwest New Mexico, the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico to create the Southern New Mexico Nonprofits Rolling Together Coalition. The coalition has hosted conferences and workshops to build the capacity of local nonprofits.