New Mexico is rich in relationships. Our interconnectedness is an incredible asset to be built upon.
With that in mind, The Center has sought out opportunities to expand and access unique and innovative perspectives through strong partnerships and collaboration on a local level. Relationships with industry and community partners and a community of sister schools give us the best chance for long-term growth and innovation.
New Mexico Forum Foundation
Everette is the Executive Director of the New Mexico Forum Foundation. Hill has 20 years experience in the non-profit sector developing and managing programs, developing grass-roots community-based public policy initiatives, and providing organizational development and technical assistance supports to individuals and organizations in the social sectors. He has been a guest lecturer in the Public Policy Department at the University of New Mexico, and has held leadership roles on the New Mexico Children’s Cabinet, the New Mexico Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC), the Next Generation Fund, Citizens Schools, and Prosperity Works. Hill is a charter fellow of the Strategic Leadership Institute, developed and supported by the McCune Charitable Foundation. He is a graduate of Occidental College where he earned bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and History, while also studying Sports Medicine and Religious Studies. In 2001, he earned his Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Phoenix, where the concentration of his work was in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy.
Partnership for Community Action
Adrián A. Pedroza
Adrián A. Pedroza is the Executive Director of the Partnership for Community Action, a grassroots, community-based organization that works to build community leadership around issues of immigration, education reform, and public health. Previously, Mr. Pedroza led the University of New Mexico High School Equivalency and College Assistance Migrant Programs, which provide educational opportunities to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. In addition, Mr. Pedroza worked for U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman as a Constituent Services Representative in New Mexico. Under Governor Bill Richardson, Mr. Pedroza was appointed to the inaugural Hispanic Education Advisory Council. He is currently a founding and executive member of the New Mexico Learning Alliance and served as a founding member of the Latino/Hispano Education Improvement Task Force. Mr. Pedroza sits on the board of the New Mexico Civic Engagement Partnership. He holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of New Mexico.
At the Partnership For Community Action we see the need for more high quality educational choices in the International District. The Project-Based Learning, student support, and community engagement activities of the school are aligned with our values as community advocates. The approach taken by the school is an invaluable opportunity for parents and families to participate at the ground level in helping the school makes our community healthier.