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ENLACE N.W./Herencia Latina Ctr

Listing Last Update: April 17, 2017

Primary Contact

Osvaldo Avila

(505) 566-3874

Educational services

  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • TV
  • Family literacy program
  • Instruction in Spanish

Program Overview

ENLACE Northwestern and San Juan College, its home
institution, share the same common mission of inspiring and supporting
life-long learning to achieve personal and community goals by providing quality
education, services, and cultural enrichment. The focus is on the
Hispanic/Latino community, although inclusion of any interested person is
encouraged and other ethnicities, especially Native American, is
practiced. The Northwestern Region of ENLACE offers the following

GED en español - High School equivalency for adults
offered in Spanish

ESL classes for adults - we offer referral and
facilitation for those needing to learn English.

ENLACE Family Center - administer community and
adult programs with classroom, computer lab and meeting space.

Family Leadership Institute - educational leadership
involving the whole family, partnered with school district.

Prime Time Family Literacy - partnering with local
public library, we facilitate literacy for families with pre-school
through 5th grade.

Parent Empowerment Network - college preparation led
by parents.

High School Leadership - class taught at local high

TTAP- Training to become a Registered Home Childcare Provider - with CYFD. Workshops and application process provided.

ENLACE Student Ambassador program - service learning
and leadership for college students.

Herencia Latina Center - student center on campus
for college student support with computer lab and study space.

AGAVE - college student club - cultural awareness
and activities.

Many additional events and activities with various
school, college, and community partners.

Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., additional times for special activities.

ENLACE Family Center: 505-566-3875

Herencia/Latina Center: 505-566-4055

Mission Statement


ENLACE is an initiative to enhance the
education for all traditionally underrepresented students with a focus on
Latino/as. ENLACE aims to increase the educational opportunities for all
students, and prepare them to pursue success in postsecondary education. Using
a holistic approach which includes the whole family, ENLACE aims to strengthen
the educational pipeline; using a variety of student success initiatives to
increase retention and to promote graduation in higher education.

Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"Antes que nada quiero darles las gracias a San Juan College y a Enlace....a los maestros por su pasiencia y apoyo que nos brindaron durante el ano escolar. Fue un ano inolvidable donde conoci a personas maravillosas, gracias nuevamente
Enlace, por apoyar a la Comunidad Hispana, porque aqui empieza el principio de un mejor futuro, para desempenarnos como profecionales" --Sandra Yanet Trujillo , GED graduate - 2016.

Volunteer Ana Ruiz - high school student, Piedra Vista High School, Farmington, N.M. :

"My experience in volunteering with ENLACE was great. This helped me learn many new things. I learned to do things on the computer as well as doing things for the community with the FLI program. I had the wonderful opportunity to help Lourdes and Carolina with little things they needed around the office from doing paper work to helping them with computer documents. I loved how they gave me a schedule and followed it from the certain hours I could help them, and when I couldn't it wasn't a problem. I would definitely volunteer again in the future."

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

For 2015-2016 the following was reported:

ENLACE Northwestern provided services to 1,757
unduplicated individuals. These individuals were enrolled in formal classes and
workshops; (direct services within the GED in Spanish, High School Leadership,
Forming Lazos, Parent Network, and Abriendo Puertas).

The 2015-2016 ENLACE program provided 6029 of direct
service hours and 4,921 of indirect

service hours.

A total of 1,003 service hours were provided by

Ambassadors Program with 19 Ambassadors

4 Service-Learning volunteers completed 50 hours
with ENLACE.

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