Who we are:
The Partnership for Community Action has worked to build strong, healthy communities in Albuquerque’s South Valley and across New Mexico since 1990. PCA focuses on critical community issues like education, economic sustainability, wellness and immigrant rights. Through raising awareness and advocacy opportunities, we support people and families to become strong leaders in their neighborhoods and in New Mexico.
Our mission is to build strong, healthy communities throughout New Mexico by investing in people and families, supporting people to become strong leaders in our neighborhoods and in our state.
We envision strong, healthy communities in which everyone has access to quality education, wellness and economic opportunity, starting locally and spreading across New Mexico.
Our History:Present - Supporting Families and Collective Leadership
In 2010, the Albuquerque Partnership changed its name to the Partnership for Community Action to better reflect the organization’s work with communities across central New Mexico. The Partnership continued to address critical community issues, such as securing funding for early childhood education initiatives, maintaining drivers’ licenses for all New Mexicans, and advocating for stricter consumer protection laws on mortgage modifications and foreclosure processes.
In 2002, The Albuquerque Partnership became an independent non-profit organization and continued the mission to build a stronger and healthier community.
The Albuquerque Partnership coordinated with Neighborhood Associations to teach the process of monitoring alcohol vendors in their communities to ensure the safety of their neighborhoods. After years of intensive community organizing around these issues, the Albuquerque Partnership successfully led a statewide movement that resulted in the closure and ban of drive-up liquor stores – an outdated business model that heavily contributed to driving while under the influence and substance abuse in our state.