The objectives of the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs are to enhance the quality of life for African Americans in New Mexico and to increase responsible participation of African Americans in all facets of New Mexico's continuing growth and development.
The mission of this state agency is to:
Study, identify, and provide (recommend) solutions to issues of concern relevant to African Americans.
Ensure recognition of the accomplishments and contributions made by African Americans in New Mexico and the United States.
Act as an advocate for African American citizens of New Mexico
Our current goals:
Positively affect the drop-out rate of African American youth.
Provide information to increase awareness about scholarships, financial assistance and career development for African American youth.
Provide information to help reduce teen pregnancy and improve the infant mortality rate.
Provide information about community resources designed to improve the quality of health care for African Americans.
Study cause and effect of crime and incarceration rate of African American males in New Mexico, and promote a system for inmates' reintegration into society.
Foster training and support for parents and "at risk" children.
Promote programs to improve access to quality and affordable housing.
Encourage development of programs to reduce substance abuse in the African American communities.
Promote and present programs which recognize the accomplishments and contributions of -African Americans in New Mexico and United States.
Create a center that will display African American culture, history, and artifacts.