The Power of Community Collaboration

New Mexico has traditionally ranked last in too many education and economic indicators – especially workforce development. However, The Bridge of Southern New Mexico combines the right leaders, resources and connections to make serious changes in the career readiness and workforce development challenges that undermine our economic future. The return on effort and investments made in those areas is already measurable and substantial.

There is great promise and potential in our young people. And there is great opportunity for New Mexico to propel itself from the bottom to the top of the country in their educational and economic outcomes. What they need from us is systems that work together and work for them. We want them to connect what they learn with what they can earn in their future careers.

Who We Are

An innovative and powerful group of public and private sector leaders guided by a very clear mission and vision, as well as achievable and measurable goals and strategic objectives. Learn more…

What We Do

Building a culture of completion and high expectations for our students by leading the conversations that are driving educational and economic success. Learn more…

How We Do It

Connecting the dots from high school-to-college-to-careers by investing in our greatest resources – young people and the institutions that prepare them for life. Learn more…

Our Impact Since 2009


additional high school graduates

$128 million

increase in annual students’ earnings ($333 million to date)

$117 million

increase in annual students’ spending ($750 million to date)

$40 million

increase in annual federal tax revenues ($258 million to date)

$11 million

increase in state tax revenues ($71 million to date)

How can we continue to make significant change?