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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.​

Mikayla Standefer

Director of Research and Sustainability

1201 Rio Rancho Blvd., Suite C

(505) 891-4305  

Taos Entrepreneurial Network

Build capacity in economically distressed, rural communities by supporting key components of the Enchanted Circle Economy and engaging difficult to reach unemployed workers. Through support of emerging sectors for the region such as outdoor recreation, and capacity building for impoverished and vulnerable populations, this project will result in more fully developed, multi-community trail partnerships and in more micro-enterprise and job opportunities for low-income residents related to increased visitation and tourism. Through these actions, member activities will alleviate poverty, reduce unemployment, and provide a better quality of life for the Enchanted Circle community.

Steve Fuhlendorf

Executive Director, TEN

(575) 770-7865

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 

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