Empowerment Congress of Doña Ana County
The Empowerment Congress of Doña Ana County (EC) is a community engagement initiative that works with low-income, marginalized rural (colonia) and urban communities in the county. EC endeavors to partner with community members and support their efforts to address the structural barriers they experience in accessing quality education, equitable employment, holistic healthcare services along with advocating for the improvement of community infrastructure. EC takes a strength-based approach with communities when providing leadership development and community organizing techniques. EC uses these methodologies to collaborate with communities and youth alike to build, organize and lead community projects and policy changing campaigns.