The Empowerment Congress of Doña Ana County is a community engagement initiative that works with low-income, marginalized rural (colonia) and urban communities.
Empowerment Congress facilitates a community leadership development program for community leaders and youth leaders.
Empowerment Congress supports community leaders’ efforts to create policy changing campaigns, engage in policy advocacy and organize community projects.
Empowerment Congress builds community teams and community projects in collaboration with local leaders and youth.
Collaborate with community leaders and youth to generate and enact solutions to address a community or school problem through organizing, building and leading community projects and policy changing campaigns.
Community leaders exercising their agency and taking ownership of their neighborhoods, communities and institutions and governmental bodies.
- Social Justice
- Anti-Oppressive and Decolonizing
- Pluralistic and grassroots
- Culturally and linguistically diverse
- Democratic and egalitarian