ENLACE: Engaging Latino Communities for Education

ENLACE is a statewide collaboration of “gente” who represent children and families who traditionally had no say in policy initiatives that directly impact their communities. More than 60,000 New Mexican students have benefited from ENLACE, including more than 6,200 who were impacted by direct service programs.

ENLACE New Mexico is driven by a network of transformational leaders and programs as diverse as the state it serves. We empower communities and families to transform New Mexico's educational system. Learn more.

Goals for ENLACE at UNM HSC

Our goal is to continue to increase access and success in education in New Mexico. We strive to improve retention and graduation rates throughout the educational spectrum. We have developed three specific strategies to help achieve these goals:

  • Create institutional systemic change to dismantle barriers and foster welcoming environments for students and their families through the Unidos Project.
  • College Connect NM programming to increase financial aid awareness and college application completion via training and workshops for students, families and educational support staff.
  • Expand opportunities for traditionally underrepresented students to access and thrive in educational career pursuits through Collective Impact Initiatives.

ENLACE by the Numbers

How DEI Impacts New Mexican Youth

  • 60,000+ New Mexican students served by ENLACE
  • 96% High school graduation rate at ENLACE high school sites
  • 475+ Leadership & professional development workshops held statewide

Learn About ENLACE

Explore how ENLACE can benefit your child's education and future. Take a look at our initiatives, services and strategic plan today. Questions?