Resilient children and families are the focus of United Way of Central New Mexico’s newest initiative, Mission: Families. We’re bringing our community together to ensure more families have the resources they need to care for and support their children, so they can succeed in education and in life.
Mission: Families has a goal of reducing the number of adverse childhood experiences in families in central New Mexico by 50% by the year 2030.
Mission: Families complements our education-focused initiative, Mission: Graduate. Family stability, support from parents and caregivers, and having basic needs met are key to a child’s success in school. Likewise, success in school and college helps ensure that graduates have the means necessary to provide for and nurture their own children later in life.
Working with community partners and volunteers, UWCNM has developed strategies to help families build secure and stable homes. Our annual Community Impact Fund grants are now aligned with this focus. Other strategies include engaging with policy-makers and mobilizing the community to empower families the skills and resources they need.
Many corporate gifts have been given in support of Mission: Families. Our generous Corporate Catalyst Donors are leading the way for families in our four counties. Mission: Families Founding Investors are individuals and families who have stepped up and made a pledge of $5,000 per year for three years, above and beyond their annual giving. Sibilla and George Boerigter pledged $25,000 to kick-off the initiative. To learn how you can contribute, contact Larry Strickland.