NM AfterSchool Alliance


Youth Development Advocates Meet to Discuss Out-of-School Time Needs in NM

2002 - 2004

Essential Elements of Quality Developed


Developed from the community up--the intent was to move from programs to standards rather then the other way around. The Elements were supported by CNYD with direct support from Sam Piha who had launched similar efforts in California.

RBA Process Initiated to ID Strategies


Approximately 40 organizations supported the strategy process facilitated by Frances Varella. CNYD supported the design of the RBA process and report out. Over a two month period, the group identified four strategy approaches (i.e., Legislative, Budget, Administrative, and No Cost/Low Cost) and six key strategies. The strategy document also identified specific barriers and challenges, as well partners with a role to play. This report was presented to Lt. Governor Diane Denish.

NMOSTN Communications Plan Developed


With support from Janelle Cousino and Sam Piha of CNYD. Message elements developed and collaterial materials, as well as audience targets.

CS Mott Fund NM-2nd Cohort SWASN


NM Forum for Youth in Community invited to launch a NM Network and join the national statewide afterschool networks efforts focused on three primary goals.

Quality Conversations Launched Statewide

November 2004 - May 2005

Afterschool providers and local officials came together, as well as youth and parents, across 11 communities in NM to talk about programming, needs in the out-of-school time, and quality standards. Out of these discussions, transportation issues and the need for a community learning structure to transfer best/promising practice became evident.

New Network Coordinator Placed


Clarence Hogue Jr. became 2nd Coordinator. Renee Paisano Trujillo was hired as he founding Network Coordinator. She assumed the Deputy Director position within the NM Forum for youth in Community, providing oversight to three network focus areas, the NMOSTN being one.