Engaging LAtino Communities for Education (ENLACE) Eastern Region is part of a statewide collaboration of "gente," people who represent the voices of under represented children and families-people who have historically not had a say in policy initiatives that directly impact them and their communities. Therefore, both partners and community members are at the forefront of this initiative.
The ENLACE collaborative is based on a process that empowers communities to find their voice in the pursuit of social justice and educational access and success.
The ENLACE Eastern Region consists of:
The mission of Engaging LAtino Communities for Education (ENLACE) Eastern Region is to increase high school and college retention and graduation rates of Latino and other under served students in New Mexico, while smoothing the transition process from one level of the education pipeline to the next.
All Eastern Region ENLACE programs and projects are focused on raising literacy levels and increasing academic planning and achievement.
The ENLACE Statewide Collaborative focuses on student access and success, family and community engagement, leadership and professional development, and policy development.
We provide coaching, mentoring, and tutoring to increase retention and to promote graduation at elementary, middle, and high schools. We are also involved in a variety of student success initiatives to increase retention and to promote graduation in higher education.
We currently have a 93% retention rate and a 90% graduation rate for participants in our initiatives.
We also administer an ENLACE Legislative Internship, an ENLACE Ambassador Program, and are involved in a variety of other collaborative leadership and professional development initiatives involving students, families, and community leaders.