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About NMCL

  “A nation that forgets its past has no future.” - Winston Churchill Our Founding The cause of adult literacy came to the forefront in New Mexico during the administration of Governor Garrey Carruthers. The cause was championed by First Lady Kathy Carruthers as her signature initiative. The first Literacy Forum was held in 1987...

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NM Literacy Overview

WHERE NEW MEXICO STANDS IN TERMS OF LITERACY SKILLS: 20% of New Mexicans age 16 and older have literacy skills at level 1, the lowest level on a scale of 1 to 5.  Each literacy level is associated with a specific set of skills that are generally accepted as necessary for full participation in society....

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Literacy Facts

WHERE NEW MEXICO STANDS IN TERMS OF LITERACY SKILLS: 20% of New Mexicans age 16 and older have literacy skills at level 1, the lowest level on a scale of 1 to 5.  Each literacy level is associated with a specific set of skills that are generally accepted as necessary for full participation in society....

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Staff and Trainers

FIND YOUR AMERICORPS OPPORTUNITY HERE >> STAFF Heather Heunermund Executive Director Heather joined the NMCL in May of 2001 and has worked in every capacity for the organization.  She has worked on boards and with student leadership groups at the collegiate level and for the nonprofit sector in fundraising, outreach, communications, and direct service.  She...

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Board Members

Board of Directors 2019-2020 Officers President: Liz Montoya Vice President/Treasurer: Braden Anderson Secretary: Laura Mattingly Board Members Braden Anderson, Digital Development & Marketing, Hutton Broadcasting, Los Foodies Magazine, A Parallel World, & St. Range Albuquerque Matt Kennicott, Director of Communications, The Waite Company Albuquerque Laura Mattingly, Lead Reservationist, Sunrise Springs Santa Fe Liz Montoya, Executive Director, New...

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