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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Human Services, Residential Care & Adult Day Programs, Youth Development Programs

Mission: To work with our community to create and effectively implement a results-based continuum of services assuring that children, youth, and families achieve their full potential.

Programs: Youth employment and education: this is a program designed to help youth gain employment in both the private and public sector. It provides case management, ged best (basic employment skills training) and direct work experience. Ydi head start/early head start serves children from 6 weeks to 5 years in bernalillo, rio arriba and taos counties. Services include a multi-cultural educational program that is tailored to children's individual needs, fosters their self-esteem and develops cognitive language and motor and social skills. Services also include medical and dental screenings and follow-up treatment along with classroom lessons that emphasize a variety of preventative health practices, evaluation, diagnosis and special services. A nurturing mainstreamed classroom environment is provided for children with special needs as well as nutritious meals with nutrition education in the classrooms and for parents to use at home.

counseling and community outreach: this proram works with a variety of high-risk clients to provide individual and family counseling, client support services, crisis intervention, referrals and educational services.

community correction program: this program provides intensive supervision to adjudicated youth in bernalillo, valancia and sandoval counties. Services include case management, crisis intervention, life & social skills training, educational support, job development & placement, community services, individual & family counseling referrals. Gang intervention: this program was designed to work with youth who are directly involved in gangs or at risk for gang involvement, utilizing innovative approaches such as the si se puede leadership program, intensive supervision and case management, groups, individual/family therapy, job development/placement and court advocacy.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

Over 17,000 youth are served by this program annually. It has a wide array of services meeting many community needs. I know of no other such program. Their commitment to bettering lives is matched by very few other social service providers.

Review from Guidestar



Rating: 5

I am a long time supporter of this program because it has a long track record, consistent leadership, outstanding record of accomplishments. It has helped hundreds of thousands children over their 42 year history.

Review from Guidestar