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Las Cruces

PROGRAM NAME: Doña Ana Community College (NMSU): Adult Education Learning Centers, Adult Education Division (575) 527-7540

CONTACT: Dr. Deb McCormick, Program Director, ESL/Citizenship

CONTACT PHONE: (575) 527-7542

CONTACT: Don Dutton, Program Coordinator, High School Equivalency

CONTACT PHONE: (575) 527-7672


CONTACT: Stephen Degiulio


CONTACT PHONE: (575) 527-7641


SERVICES OFFERED: Call for class schedule, information, and locations. Doña Ana Community College oversees several learning centers in the county, including centers in Las Cruces, Anthony, Chaparral, and Sunland Park. See individual listings by town for more information. Below are the listings for DACC centers in Las Cruces.

PROGRAM NAME: Adult Education Division: DACC – NMSU

CONTACT: Sylvia Duran-Nickerson, AED Division Dean

CONTACT PHONE: (575) 527-7543

CONTACT: Susanna Navarrette-Rodriguez, Assistant Dean

PHONE: (575) 527-7741


CONTACT: Dr. Deb McCormick, ESL/Citizenship Coordinator

PHONE: (575) 527-7542


CONTACT: Don Dutton, GED Coordinator

PHONE: (575) 527-7672


CONTACT: Sephen DeGiulio, Literacy Services Coordinator

PHONE: (575) 527-7641


FAX: (575) 528-7065

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 3400 S. Espina Street, Room 160, Las Cruces, NM 88003

MAILING ADDRESS: DACC ABE MSC 3DA, P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

TYPE OF PROGRAM: Adult Basic Education and literacy program in a community college. Satellite learning centers at the Gadsden Center, Sunland Park Center, and Chaparral Learning Center.

SERVICES OFFERED: Individualized education plans, and classes, including Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, U.S. citizenship preparation, and high school equivalency preparation (English and Spanish). Work readiness, student success, tutorial, and student support services.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS: Migrant workers, Southwest Counseling Center, TRESCO, White Sands,  TANF Participants, Southern New Mexico and Otero County Correctional Facilities, Public Housing Residents, displaced homemakers, and incumbent workers.

COMMUNITIES SERVED: Doña Ana County, Las Cruces, Mesilla Park, Mesilla, White Sands Missile Range, Anthony, Chaparral, Mesquite, San Miguel, La Union, Doña Ana, Hatch, Sunland Park, La Mesa, Munson Senior Center, Berino, Chamberino, Del Cerro, and East Mesa.


PROGRAM NAME: Quintana Learning Center – Doña Ana Community College

CONTACT: Dr. Deb McCormick, Program Dir., ESL/ Citizenship

CONTACT PHONE: (575) 527-7542


FAX: (575) 528-7065

ADDRESS: Doña Ana Community College, Patricio G. Quintana Learning Center, Room 160; 3400 South Espina Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003

TYPE OF PROGRAM: This Adult Education and literacy program is a satellite learning center of the Doña Ana Community College adult education program of New Mexico State University.


Call for a schedule of classes, which may include at any given time, Adult Education, English as a Second Language, U.S. citizenship preparation, and high school equivalency preparation (English and Spanish). Individualized education plans. Work readiness, student success, tutorial, and student support services. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Friday,

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Summer hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

COMMUNITIES SERVED: Las Cruces and Surrounding area.

PROGRAM NAME: Literacy Volunteers of Doña Ana County

CONTACT: Stephen DeGiulio, Literacy Services Coordinator

CONTACT PHONE: (575) 527-7641


PROGRAM PHONE: (575) 527-7544 or 800-903-7503 X7544


FAX: (575) 528-7065


MAILING ADDRESS: DACC Dept. MSC 3DA, P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 3400 S. Espina Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003

TYPE OF PROGRAM: A community based volunteer program affiliated with and accredited by ProLiteracy.

SERVICES OFFERED: Offering one-to-one, small group, and class instruction for basic literacy skills in reading, writing, math, and English as a Second Language; volunteer tutor training in basic, ESL, and small group tutoring, as well as volunteer training in assessment, throughout Doña Ana County.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS: Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility (SNMCF), State Department of Education Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), community based services for disabled or homeless persons, New Mexico Works Life and Work Skills Program, Community Action Agency, Doña Ana County Detention Center, TRESCO, Anthony Women’s Intercultural Center, Mesquite Learning Center, (and DACC’s El Milagro Service Learning Center Initiative.) Call Sylvia Nikerson (575) 527-7543.

PROGRAM NAME: HELP – NM (Southwestern Region)

CONTACT: Rosa Lopez, Southwest Regional Manager

CONTACT PHONE: (575) 526-2402


FAX: (575) 522-9015


PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 2801 Missouri, Suite # 25, Las Cruces, NM 88011

TYPE OF PROGRAM: Community-based organization serving economically disadvantaged youth and adults.

SERVICES OFFERED: Workforce training programs for migrant and seasonal farm workers and emergency assistance. Classes include: English as a Second Language, high school equivalency preparation, and labor market orientation. Adult Basic Education referrals and work experience or on the job training are offered. Other trainings offered are: financial literacy, career exploration, WRAT-TABE, classroom, pesticide/heat stress. See the web site for a complete listing of HELP New Mexico services

COMMUNITIES SERVED: Hidalgo, Catron, Doña Ana, Sierra and Grant.

PROGRAM NAME: High School Equivalency Program (HEP)

CONTACT: Annaliza Gourneau

CONTACT PHONE: 575-532-1536



PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 2801 Missouri, Suite # 38, Las Cruces, NM 88011


High School Equivalency services for migrant/seasonal farm workers, their dependents, and Spanish.


Provides support to migrant and seasonal farm worker students to enroll and successfully complete their General Educational Development (High School Equivalency) credential as well as offer resources for their enrollment in higher education, the military, or upgrade their employment

SPECIAL POPULATIONS: Farm workers and agricultural families 16 years of age and older.

COMMUNITIES SERVED: Dona Ana and Luna counties.


PROGRAM NAME: Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility

CONTACT: Joyce Fielder

CONTACT PHONE: (575) 523-3271 or (575) 523-3398

FAX: (575) 523-3398


MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 639, Las Cruces, NM 88004

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1983 Joe R. Silva Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88004

TYPE OF PROGRAM: Adult Basic Education in a correctional facility.

SERVICES OFFERED: One-on-one instruction in basic literacy, ABE, ESL, High School Equivalency preparation, pre-vocational, life skills, vocational training, pre-release program, post secondary academic studies, and special needs classes

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