Participating Community Agencies


Community Garden Project at MacArthur Elementary


Community Garden Project at Conlee Elementary




2016-2017 Community Agencies


Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Mountain Region

  1. Role Model; be an example of how to avoid risky behavior
  2. Mentoring; help foster greater confidence, increase self-esteem
  3. 1 full year mandatory commitment 

Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces

  1. Role Model; be an example of how to avoid risky behavior
  2. Interning as a mentor; help foster greater confidence, increase self-esteem
  3. Assist in promoting productive, caring and responsible citizens

Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program

  1. Science Educational Assistant – BEMP
  2. MVBSP Visitor’s Center Educator
  3. Preservation Steward – MVBSP

Casa de Peregrinos

  1. Assist in promoting public awareness of hunger in Doña Ana County
  2. Working with staff in the food pantry
  3. Interviewing clients

CHINS – Children inNeed of Services (Alamogordo, NM)

  1. Opportunities to work with children receiving counseling and/or child care services
  2. Opportunities to work with the staff in the food program

Gadsden High School

  1. Literacy Opportunities, collaborating with staff & students on literacy events
  2. Technology Opportunities, collaborating with staff & students on a technology issues; problem-solving 
  3. Learning Center, building a academic & mentoring support system for students who are struggling academically
  4. Service-Learning, work with a team to begin creating service learning opportunities for students

Jardin de los Niños

  1. Tutoring opportunities 
  2. Work with the educational program
  3. Assist with the 2nd annual Christmas Shoebox SLED Project

Know, Grow, Show Community Garden

  1. Pre-School Educator: This intern will work with Bright Beginnings Learning Center leading hands on activities of planting seeds, storytelling, and outdoor exploration to encourage the development of young minds to appreciate and connect with nature. Preparations of age appropriate lesson plans/activities and instruction is expected. 
  2. Elementary Educator: This intern will work with the University Hills Garden Club, hosted by the Community Garden. This position will coordinate hands on activities for elementary aged students such as garden planting, tending and harvesting. This position will work alongside and benefit from the mentoring of a retired educator. Preparation of lesson plans and instruction of lessons is expected.
  3. Builders: This position fits the needs of someone interested in hands on construction. Project builds for the fall semester include walkways, garden bed construction, irrigation system installation, greenhouse build, and overall garden polish for our larger community fundraiser and garden celebration.

Las Cruces Public Schools

  1. East Picacho Elementary
  2. Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy
  3. Tombaugh Elementary

LIMBS International 

  1. Help send prosthetic limbs to amputees
  2. Serve as support to NM MESA students, middle and high school STEM programs
  3. Assist service learning and leadership development projects

La Academia Dolores Huerta

  1. By meeting individually with students who need one-on-one mentoring 
  2. Providing teachers and other staff support

Mesilla Park Community Church

We are looking for the students to work with our special needs children one on one or in small group settings with the guidance and support of the lead teacher. They would be responsible for helping the children in various tasks that could include:

  1. Complete a craft or activity page
  2. Reading a story to the students
  3. Redirecting the student to another activity
  4. Playing with the students with indoor toys (blocks, dolls, trucks, etc..)
  5. Playing with the students with outdoor activities
  6. Providing one-on-one assistance or small group assistance as needed to the lead teacher

NM Comunidades en Accion y de Fe (NM CAFé)

  1. Assist CAFé in engaging local citizens and encouraging them to exercise their voice by voting
  2. Meeting and speaking with new or low-propensity voters
  3. Door-to-door canvassing, the backbone of CAFé’s civic engagement work
  4. Conduct community education about how elections have direct impact on public policy
  5. Inspire people to step into their own power by going to the polls on Election Day

Otero STEM, Alamogordo, New Mexico 

  1. Opportunities to work with the Robotics Team
  2. After-school Opportunities with the STEM staff and students
  3. Assist with Community Outreach

Prison Family Services

  1. Mentoring children of inmates
  2. Attend outings with children/families

Roadrunner Food Bank

  1. Interact with the community help reach as many low income families
  2. Outreach opportunties in local communities
  3. Opportunities to work with the SNAP Outreach Program

Tombaugh After-school Program (TAP)

  1. SLED students will mentor
  2. Opportunities to guide TAP students with homework and motivate them to do well academically
  3. Opportunities to provide examples based on their life experiences and give students a new and different perspective