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Partner Highlight – Ramona Urbina (English Version)

When all of her kids moved out, Ramona felt lonely and sad.  Seeing this, her youngest daughter, who has always been active in the community, signed her up for classes to become a Promotora de Salud (Community Health Worker).  Little did she know that this [...]

2021-07-29T17:49:57+00:00August 4th, 2021|Partner Highlight|Comments Off on Partner Highlight – Ramona Urbina (English Version)

Compañera Destacada: Ramona Urbina

Cuando todos sus hijos se mudaron de la casa, Ramona se sintió sola y triste. Al ver esto, su hija menor, que siempre ha estado activa en la comunidad, la inscribió en clases para convertirse en Promotora de Salud. Poco sabía ella que esta clase [...]

2021-08-04T15:28:24+00:00August 4th, 2021|Partner Highlight|Comments Off on Compañera Destacada: Ramona Urbina

DescolonizArte Youth: Joceline Roque

Empowerment Congress sees impressive youth in our DescolonizArte program participants.  We prioritize creating a space to allow these future leaders and organizers to  develop their voice and leadership. This month we would like to highlight one of these fantastic young people. She has shown many [...]

2021-06-15T21:37:01+00:00June 16th, 2021|descoloniz-ARTE, Youth|Comments Off on DescolonizArte Youth: Joceline Roque

Partner Highlight: La Casa Inc.

Empowerment Congress works with lots of great organizations throughout Dona Ana County. One of those great organizations is La Casa Inc. La Casa is a lifeline to those in our community that has dealt with domestic violence in some form. La Casa is doing the [...]

2021-04-29T14:13:28+00:00April 29th, 2021|Partner Highlight|Comments Off on Partner Highlight: La Casa Inc.

The Historic Women of Las Cruces

Women’s History Month is a celebration to remind ourselves of the accomplishments of women throughout the years. We celebrate all the women in our cultures and society. It’s a chance to reflect on all the trailblazing women from the past, present, and future. Women’s History [...]

2021-03-31T22:25:29+00:00March 29th, 2021|Community, DAC Colonias|Comments Off on The Historic Women of Las Cruces

Activism & Youth: Tips to Becoming a Youth Activist

As a teen you know that these years are confusing. You might ask yourself how does the world and society work, how do I find my identity, and how do I fit into it all? Our societal norms have told us that you don’t know [...]

2021-02-26T18:26:02+00:00February 26th, 2021|Youth|Comments Off on Activism & Youth: Tips to Becoming a Youth Activist

How Can I Support The Black Community? Las Cruces Edition

The first of February marks the beginning of Black History Month. The originator of Black History Month can be traced back to Carter G. Woodson. He started “Negro Week,” which was later transformed into the Black History Month we know today. This celebration was first [...]

2021-02-04T16:44:23+00:00February 4th, 2021|Community, DAC Colonias|Comments Off on How Can I Support The Black Community? Las Cruces Edition

DescolonizARTE! Empowerment Through Art and Education

The Empowerment Congress of Dona Ana has developed a longstanding connection with the local community’s youth by cultivating a relationship of mutual learning. We believe that every youth can become leaders in their communities. They simply need to be guided there and empowered to use [...]

2021-01-11T20:58:11+00:00January 12th, 2021|descoloniz-ARTE, News, Youth|Comments Off on DescolonizARTE! Empowerment Through Art and Education

A Local David & Goliath Story: A Series Of Stories About The Fight To Keep The Community Of Anapra

Part Three: A Victory Brought By Unity “ Where there is unity there is always victory” -Publilius Syrus As we near the end of this community’s story, we take a step back and reflect on the unity that was a driving force in this journey. [...]

2020-12-17T20:31:33+00:00December 17th, 2020|CLSJ, Community, DAC Colonias, Sunland Park|Comments Off on A Local David & Goliath Story: A Series Of Stories About The Fight To Keep The Community Of Anapra