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Public Meeting Announcement

PUBLIC MEETING:  The Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico, Inc., will have a public meeting at its offices at 3880 Foothills Road, Suite A in Las Cruces, on June 19, 2014  at 5:30 PM to receive public input on a plan for delivery of services and service priorities in the Counties of Dona Ana, Luna, Hidalgo, Grant and Sierra under the Community Services Block Grant.  Input may be provided in person at this meeting, or in writing, through June 18, 2014.  Written input may be mailed to 3880 Foothills Road Suite A, Las Cruces, NM 88011, hand-delivered to 3880 Foothills Road Suite A, or Faxed to 575-527-9028. Call 575-527-8799 for more information

CAASNM Employee Chosen to Present Doctoral Dissertation in Europe

Dr. Rodolfo Acosta-Pérez, the Director of Family Empowerment at the Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico (CAASNM), has been invited to present his doctoral dissertation at the First World Conference of the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS). Dr. Acosta-Pérez will travel to Joensuu, Finland and St. Petersburg, Russia in order to present his thesis, entitled “Conspicuous Consumption and Drug-Trafficking in the U.S.- Mexico Border” to an international audience on June 9-13, 2014.

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CAASNM Employee Chosen as Honoree for the Lewis Hine Award

Adela Trujillo, the Director of Family Wellness at the Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico (CAASNM), has been selected as one of ten honorees for the Lewis Hine Award. The award is named for Lewis Wickes Hine, an early 20th century muckraker whose photos of child labor practices were instrumental to the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, a federal law that protected children from workplace exploitation. Since 1987, the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) has annually recognized ten people across the nation – five volunteers and five professionals – for their exemplary records of service to children and young adults. Continue reading

Coats for Kids Partnership Distributes 4,322 Coats for Children in Need

The 19th Annual Coats for Kids project distributed 4,322 children’s jackets at this year’s event, held on November 23rd at the Convoy of Hope. Long-term partners include Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico (CAASNM), USBank, Comet Cleaners, Gold 101, and D2 Design.

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