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Check out our Policy Blueprint

NMCAN’S Policy Blueprint was created in partnership with young people who spent time in the foster care system and either aged out of that system or were preparing to age out. Authentic engagement of young people was the foundation from... Learn More

Join Us for Breakfast with Youth Leaders 11/30/2017

Breakfast with Youth Leaders Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:30–9:30 AM Humble Coffee: 505 Central Ave NW, Suite C Come meet our Youth Leaders and celebrate the launch of NMCAN's policy blueprint. Join us for a light breakfast and learn about... Learn More

You’re Invited: Art Show 11/3/2017

NMCAN Art Show Friday, November 3, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM Siembra Leadership High School: 524 Central Ave SW In recent weeks, local artists have been sharing their creative practices and work with young people, giving them the opportunity to explore various... Learn More

Shout Out to Young Artist Tori Lucero

NMCAN thanks Tori Lucero for leading one of the workshops during our Art Series. Not only is Tori a talented artist, but she is also an active member of the NMCAN community! While in foster care, she initially learned about... Learn More

Megan & Anne Celebrate 6 Years as Chosen Family

  “Anne taught me how to be honest, how to communicate, and how to trust,” 26-year-old Megan said about her Mentor. “Now, I know that we will fight, but we’ll be okay in the end.” Megan and Anne initially met... Learn More

CASA Network Serves 2,000+ Children & Youth

Way to go, New Mexico CASA Network!  Together, these 15 CASA programs across the state made a difference in the lives of over 2,000 children and youth in the past year, and more than an additional 1,000 children and youth... Learn More

Announcement from Executive Director

NMCAN has celebrated significant accomplishments in the past year, and we thank you for helping to improve young people’s transition from foster care to adulthood. From ensuring young people have positive advocates and mentors in their lives to the launch... Learn More

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Amazing Race was Bio-tastic!

On Saturday, June 3rd, our fantastic volunteer mentors and young people joined us for the Amazing Race! Taking place at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, teams completed the scavenger hunt that included exploring the Bugarium, doing their best jellyfish impression,... Learn More

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Young People Lead Victory in Education Policy

NMCAN celebrated the passage of the Support for Transferring Students Law in New Mexico (SB 213/HB 301), which was signed by Governor Susana Martinez on April 6, 2017. The law was created because students who experience the child welfare system,... Learn More

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Tuition Waiver Law Encourages Youth to Pursue College

With the leadership of NMCAN and members of the Youth Leadership Network, the Tuition Waiver Law (SB 206) took effect in New Mexico on May 21, 2014. This legislation gives foster youth access to FREE college tuition at publically funded... Learn More