Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP)

The Southwest Organizing Project in Albuquerque, New Mexico,  is committed to providing leadership development to young people with opportunities and access to resources they need to think for themselves and analyze their surroundings, to have a voice in decisions that affects their lives, and to build power in their communities. SWOP has done many projects with students in the past, including focusing […]

Youth Action

Youth Action in Albuquerque, New Mexico, worked with youth and community-based organizations, primarily in communities of color, low income communities, and LGBTQ communities. They nurtured youth organizing since 1987 by assisting youth and adult allies. Activities Youth Action provided trainings, events, technical assistance and networking opportunities to strengthen youth organizing and create change for local communities, including in […]

Students on School Boards in New Mexico

Here are facts about roles for students on school boards in New Mexico. District School Boards In 1972, the New Mexico state department of education reported that they encouraged local school boards to consider roles for students on school boards. Today, students in New Mexico can join district school boards but cannot vote. New Mexico […]