Apply to Our VISTA Programs

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.​

Fred Shepherd

President & CEO

1201 Rio Rancho Blvd., Suite C

(505) 891-4305  

NCNMEDD Development and Data VISTA

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!

Alison Turner

Economic Development Planner

(505) 716-5580

Community Learning Network

Evaluate and strengthen Tech and STEAM access, education, employment, and enterprise development in our region to support community resiliency, especially for under-served and underrepresented community members. VISTA members will support Tech and STEAM research, evaluation, geo-mapping, data management, and regional planning; expand Tech and STEAM education, training, work-based learning and internship opportunities including volunteer and mentor engagement; increase Tech and STEAM community outreach and awareness; and Tech and strengthen STEAM funding and partnership development.

Jennifer Nevarez

208 Ambrosio, Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 699-1503