MATCH New Mexico

Mailing Address: PO Box 4421, Santa Fe, NM 87502
County of Location: Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Taos
Phone: (505) 280-3125, (505) 780-5953
NTEE Code: B- Education, O- Youth Development, W- Public, Society Benefit
Mission Statement:

MATCH New Mexico, an acronym for Mentoring and Tutoring Create Hope, establishes one-to-one relationships between dedicated college students and at-risk children to prevent dropout and grow individual potential.

Primary Programs:

MATCH New Mexico is in elementary schools in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos matching college student mentors with 3rd graders for 1:1 mentoring and tutoring, 4 hours a week, to help academically at-risk students with reading and math proficiency, to prepare them for 4th grade and ultimately for high school graduation.

College students are selected by application and review by the college and MATCH and pass a formal background check. In addition to mentoring, the college students go through a formal training process and receive regular oversight and opportunities for continued education. In exchange for their work mentors receive a stipend to offset educational costs.

Other Programs:

MATCH is steadily growing, providing 576 hours of 1:1 mentoring in the 2012-2013 school year, 2000 in the 2013-2014 school year, and up to 12000 in the 2014-2015 school year. MATCH NM is currently visiting with other communities to establish partnerships and to determine needs and interests in their schools.

Populations Served: All Populations, Children and Youth, Families, Low Income
Counties Served: Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Taos
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $250,000 - $499,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Jennifer Gomez-Chavez, Program Director

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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