New Mexico

Alliance for Children


Creating healthy communities through the arts

New Mexico Alliance for Children (NMAC) is an educational non-profit organization established in 2002 and based in Ruidoso, New Mexico.  


Our mission is to improve the quality of life for youth in high needs areas by developing and implementing effective nutritional/fitness, literacy, and food distribution programs.

Our vision is to provide enrichment programs that serve the whole child and foster youth empowerment through creative, life affirming activities.

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NMAC Current Initiatives, 2013-2014
We are pleased to announce funding from several foundations to continue our literacy, nutrition, and fitness activities for children in Lincoln and Otero Counties in the coming year.


In April 2013, NMAC received a grant from the Daniels Fund to support our Family Literacy Project at Region IX Head Start in Ruidoso. The project has helped us to create an early childhood model program for reading readiness and to increase parental involvement through an Open House format providing literacy outreach and education for Head Start families. In April, the Ruidoso Public Library featured an exhibit of artwork by children enrolled in our ALPHA Literacy Program. In May, NMAC, together with the US Forest Service, hosted a Community Gardening Day for Head Start.

In March 2013, NMAC received a grant from the Albert Pierce Foundation for our health and fitness programming on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. The project will create a garden where students will have the opportunity to design, build and tend an organic garden together, learn to prepare healthy snacks from fresh garden produce, and explore science and environmental activities. Angie Fernandez, Andrea Reed, and Phil Collins, with support from our Head Gardener Roger Allen, will serve as the lead teachers for nutrition, dance, and gardening activities for the children of both units of the Mescalero Boys and Girls Club. The program will culminate with the Harmony Harvest Feast for all of the participating youth and their families.

The Albuquerque Community Foundation has donated funding to support NMAC’s health and fitness programming for children in 2013.

NMAC wishes to acknowledge the continuing generous support of the Mozart Creation and Art Foundation in Taipei for our children’s literacy and art activities.
Many thanks to all of our local supporters as well: the Region IX Head Start staff and parents, the U.S. Forest Service, the Ruidoso Valley Noon Lions Club, the Ruidoso Optimist’s Club, the Lincoln County Garden Club, the Ruidoso Public Library, Eco Servants, the Apple Core, and all of our local volunteers for all of your efforts on behalf of our children!
PO Box 1729
Alto, New Mexico
Phone/Fax: (575) 336-1933
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