New Mexico Alliance for Children

Mailing Address: PO Box 1729, Alto, NM 88312
Additional Address:

Physical Address: 411 Fort Stanton Road; Alto, New Mexico 88312

County of Location: Lincoln
Phone: (575) 336-1933
NTEE Code: A- Arts, Culture and Humanities, B- Education, E- Health Care, K- Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, O- Youth Development, P- Human Services, S- Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Mission Statement:

Our mission is to improve quality of life for disadvantaged youth through creative literacy and wellness programs and to encourage youth empowerment through the arts..

Primary Programs:

ALPHA Literacy is an evidence-based listening program for youth with reading challenges. The children take part in creative hands-on projects while listening to classical music that has been specially modified to improve their language and cognitive skills. According to university studies, participants gain on average 2.3 grade levels in reading comprehension and fluency in 30 sessions. Wellness through the Arts provides arts-based stress reduction activities, such as music, dance, art therapy, and journaling, for women and children in vulnerable circumstances, such as domestic violence shelters.

Eating Smart (ES) is a wellness program for disadvantaged youth which provides fitness, healthy snacks, community gardening, and nutritional guidance lessons through the arts.

Other Programs:

The Art and Literacy Encounter is a listening program for all ages which combines the components of ALPHA Literacy with additional art and literacy extension activities. Our non-profit has also organized several community gardening projects in south central New Mexico since 2007.

Populations Served: African-American, Asian-American, Children and Youth, Disabled, Families, Homeless, Latino/Hispanic, Low Income, Men and Boys, Native American, Rural, Urban, Women and Girls
Counties Served: Bernalillo, Lincoln, Otero
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $25,000 - $99,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Julia Price

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico
Types of Services Offered: Direct Services


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