The power of high-quality early learning that is engaged with adults sparks children’s creativity and imagination and gives them the skills they need to be ready to learn when they go to school.
– Adrian Pedroza
The Partnership for Community Action, with the help of our partners and many volunteers, has made an investment in a new workplace and shared community space. The PCA Community Action Campus will be developed over the next 1.5 years to become a center where families, neighborhoods and institutions can come together to create enduring relationships, develop collective leadership, design innovative solutions and advocate for a stronger New Mexico.
The space includes:
Community Action Center.
A 1,500 sq foot newly constructed building will serve as a space for PCA operations, community convenings and planning. Goal: $125,000 Help us make this dream a reality by donating!
Entrepreneurial Storefront Space.
With the help of CHI St. Joseph’s Children and ACCION NM, PCA renovated an existing structure at 722 Isleta Blvd. SW to create an Entrepreneurial Storefront Space. Upon completion of the Community Action Center, this space will be used to generate revenue as a social enterprise. Goal: $60,000 BUILT! with the help of CHI St. Joseph’s Children and ACCION NM!
Colibrí, an interactive children’s play garden.
Colibrí Children’s Play Garden offers a place where children and families can explore early literacy, math, science, music and art through dynamic processes of engaged learning and interactive play structures. Colibrí is the result of collaboration between UNM Architecture and Planning students, the Partnership for Community Action and Working Classroom. The interactive open space was built over the course of the weekend by community volunteers on .25 acres at our Community Action Campus at 722 Isleta Blvd SW. The design for Colibrí was developed by students in UNM’s BA in Environmental Planning and Design Goal: $15,000. BUILT! with the help of a PNM Power Up Grant, UNM School of Architecture and Planning 2015 CRP Studio Capstone class, and many generous volunteers!
Why this project is important to us
PCA has worked in the South Valley over the last 20 years. This revitalization project directly invests in improving our community.
Family, community, and land hold traditional values that are at the core of our organizational work. Revitalization of the property celebrates and enables these values to be shared through a community space.
Together we can contribute to the environmental and economic sustainability of families and community. This revitalization plan is an investment in our community assets. It reflects our values and will directly give back to the community.
You can contribute to a space where families will come together to develop innovative community and economic solutions for the advancement and preservation of the South Valley and New Mexico.