The mission of Communities In Schools of New Mexico is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Communities In Schools of New Mexico's work began in 1997, when retired educators Bill and Georgia Carson answered an appeal from a local elementary school principal. Working closely with members of the United Church of Santa Fe, the Carsons formed the nonprofit Salazar Partnership to provide resources and support to 2 high poverty elementary schools in Santa Fe.
In 2012, the Salazar Partnership became an affiliate of Communities In Schools, Inc. For more than 40 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students to succeed in school, graduate and go on to a brighter future.
Communities In Schools of New Mexico's 17 Site Coordinators serve approximately 5,500 students and families through 12 Title One (high poverty) schools in Santa Fe, New Mexico.