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Sandoval Economic Alliance

The overall goal of this project is to build capacity in rural, economically distressed communities to alleviate poverty, reduce unemployment, and provide a better quality of life. Working with the Sandoval Economic Alliance, the VISTA Member will have the opportunity to build economic development entrepreneurial capacity at an in-depth level in Cuba, New Mexico. The VISTA will work with a wide range of Cuba residents to identify entrepreneurial development needs and resources to meet those needs in an effort to develop homegrown entrepreneurial opportunities.​

Amy Byres

1201 Rio Rancho Blvd., Suite C

(505) 891-4305  

Taos Entrepreneurial Network

Gather in-depth information about data used currently for local economic development decisions.  As a VISTA member, you will help to research and build out tools to help inform policy decisions, create jobs, and improve quality of life in economically distressed communities. Over the course of the service, you will partner with the community to problem-solve, recommend economic development activities, expand the reach of information, and identify potential resources and collaborations the communities of Northern New Mexico. Your work will help to build systems useful to our local communities for years to come!

Steve Fuhlendorf

Executive Director, TEN

(575) 770-7865

NonMetro Area Agency on Aging

The VISTA Volunteer is working with local senior services providers to build capacity in local needs assessment and program development activities associated with addressing gaps in food security, healthcare, and transportation systems and services. 

Crystal Sanchez

3900 Paseo del Sol, Santa Fe, NM 


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Center for Community Innovation

Carry out outreach and marketing intended to increase the involvement of low income persons in adult education classes including high school equivalency preparation and testing, resume writing, and job interviewing. VISTA member will also work with area employers to identify job training and education needed by employers, develop training materials. and help secure sponsors and funding to provide the job training local residents need to prepare for work in available local positions in real time. 

Geoff Peterson

130 Park Avenue

Raton, NM 87740

(575) 245-9000

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