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Advocacy

Along with other partners, LANL Foundation has actively advocated for home visiting as an effective strategy that strengthens families, children, and communities. Our advocacy efforts helped influence the State Legislature's decision to increase funding for home visiting programs throughout New Mexico.

Since 2006, LANL Foundation has directly contributed and leveraged funds totaling $5.38 million in support of the First Born Program model.

Our Early Childhood Initiative looks to improve recruitment and retention rates among families receiving home visiting services. We are reaching out to more at-risk parents, fathers, and Tribal communities in the surrounding service area and the Española Valley. We will continue our collaboration among all home visiting models, early childhood programs, and parent resources to build resilient children and families alongside our neighbors.

NM Early Childhood Funders Group

The LANL Foundation as is a member of the New Mexico Early Childhood Funders Group made up of private and public charitable foundations working together to support a range of programs and services. The group is dedicated to exchanging and linking ideas, knowledge, research, and resources by focusing statewide attention on a seamless continuum of quality early childhood care that strengthen New Mexico’s young children, families, and communities within the context of their cultures, values, and beliefs. 

Vision:  All of New Mexico’s children are thriving in healthy, secure families

Mission: The NM ECFG is dedicated to exchanging and linking ideas, knowledge, research and resources by focusing statewide attention on a seamless continuum of quality early childhood services that strengthen New Mexico’s young children, families and communities within the context of their cultures, values and beliefs. This will be done in part by engaging government, businesses, organizations and philanthropic partners from within and outside of New Mexico to bring additional knowledge and resources to our efforts.

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For more information about the Early Childhood Initiative, please contact:

Anna Marie Garcia
Early Childhood Initiative Director
(505) 753-8890 ext. 126
AnnaMG@lanlfoundation.org