Educational Institutions


"Building stronger communities through real-life learning"

Quick Facts

aka New Mexico TechWorks

Santa Fe, NM


Community Learning Network is dedicated to "building stronger communities through real-life learning" and through the New Mexico TechWorks Project, we are working to expand Tech access and education and increase Tech enterprise and employment, especially for rural, underserved and underrepresented communities and community members.

Ruling Year


Director and Lead Educator

Jennifer Nevarez

Main Address

PO Box 33423

Santa Fe, NM 87594 USA


education, educational immersion, community-based learning, service learning, community development, community engagement, volunteer, career development, youth ambassadors, Tech, technology, stem





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Our communities are stronger when community members of all ages feel a sense of belonging and have meaningful relationships and work. We are also addressing the need to re-engage and reconnect youth through hands-on, real-life learning and community-based, experiential educational opportunities. We are also addressing the need for communications, IT, and media skills development. Although 90% of parents want their children to take a computer class in school, a majority of schools don't teach computers and there are not enough teachers trained or confident enough to teach it. Will more than 1800 unfilled computing jobs in the state, and fewer than 6% of public high school students taking a computer class, there is a need for Tech skills training and workforce development.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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S.E.E. Southwest Experiential Education

Interns plus AmeriCorps Vista Volunteers and Summer Associates - Tech A.I.M.

"Love Where We Live" New Mexico Youth Ambassadors program

New Mexico Career Profiles

New Mexico TechWorks


1000 Websites in 1000 Days Campaign

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Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Community Learning Network (CLN) is reconnecting and reengaging community members of all ages through real-life learning. NM Youth Ambassadors and Next Generation Media Teams are training the next generation of community leaders and providing the communications and digital media skills our youth need to thrive in the 21st Century. NM TechWorks is expanding Tech access and education and increasing Tech enterprise and employment, especially for underserved and underrepresented community members. The "1000 Websites in 1000 Days" campaign is growing our economy one website at a time by helping community members of all ages learn to build, launch, and manage their own website. For a state that has high poverty and low graduation rates, we are working to help families in New Mexico enjoy a better quality of life supported by a thriving innovation economy with successful, well-trained Tech entrepreneurs and employees fueled by a team of tech-savvy teachers, students, and schools.

The fundamental underpinning of our work is based on the words of a local wisdom-keeper, "Well being is nourished by being accountable to a people and a place." We value Relationships, Real-Life Learning, Resiliency, Resourcefulness, and Collective Well-being to accomplish our goals and ground our work in the Principles of Sustainability and Collective Impact. We build on local strength and emphasize what is local, whole-some, life-nourishing, organic, comprehensive, and engaging, while providing opportunities to tell our own stories.

We have a large Advisory Circle as well as a large community network of grassroots learning liaisons and community educators. We have worked with many programs and projects throughout the region and have extensive partnerships with businesses, schools, organizations, and agencies in New Mexico, as well as a growing network of NM Youth Ambassadors, Interns, and Next Generation Media Teams, as well as professional volunteers and active Task Force members.

We are making progress as more community members feel a sense of belonging, fund ways to contribute, and develop meaningful, rewarding ways to make a living. We will know we are making progress as we watch our collective impact network grow, the number of youth participating in our programs increases, and the number of adults, students, and teachers engaged in communications, Tech, and media skills training increases. We are also tracking progress based on the number of websites that are built and launched by community members and the amount of content that is developed by youth, as well as the number of interns and entrepreneurs that emerge in our ecosystem and the number of youth that pursue advanced education in Tech and Media fields.

More than 150 students each year participate in Southwest Experiential Education and service learning. More than 500 community members participated in hands-on community activities and events. More than 24 students participated in NM Youth Ambassador and Next Generation Media Team Training. We hosted more than 7 Interns and Summer Associates. More than 250 classrooms hosted Tech learning events. More than 2500 students participated in Tech learning activities. More than 75 professionals participated in Tech outreach and volunteer activities. More than 60 students participated in Tech and Media training programs. More than 180 educators participated in Tech training and professional development. More than 75 community members of all ages participated in website-making and digital marketing training. Our website is getting more than 1500 unique visitors a week.

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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