Project R.A.C.E

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Project R.A.C.E

(Rio Arriba  Community Empowerment)

NM High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Prevention Initiative 

ABOUT US

The Project Rio Arriba Community Empowerment (R.A.C.E.) is a federally funded grant program through the NM-High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program and was founded by the Northern New Mexico Implementation Team (NNMIT) Our goals are to decrease the rates of drug and alcohol use, increase student graduation rates, reduce delinquency, reduce the city crime rate and provide life skills, career readiness assistance, local employment opportunities, and college readiness assistance.

HOW DOES PROJECT RACE WORK?

Sign the Project R.A.C.E. pledge to live a substance abuse-free lifestyle Information and education on drug and alcohol abuse. How to avoid addiction. How addiction can impact your life. The very real danger of overdose and disability or death. Anti-Bullying - become a community of support not hate. Training in life skills such as emotional intelligence in your professional and personal life, handling conflict, and learning to self-advocate. Career Readiness including oral and written communication skills, conflict resolution at the workplace, teamwork, professionalism, and critical thinking. College Prep including how to decide which school is best for you, your career goals, completing a college application, completing the FAFSA, and finding additional resources to support higher education. To help you find the necessary resources to live a substance abuse-free life.

Our Services

  • Information and education on drug and alcohol abuse.  How to avoid addiction.  How addiction can impact your life. The very real danger of overdose and disability or death.
  • Anti-Bullying - become a community of support not hate.
  • Training in life skills such as emotional intelligence at the workplace, handling conflict, and learning to self-advocate.
  • Career Readiness including oral and written communication skills, conflict resolution at the workplace, teamwork, professionalism, and critical thinking.
  • College Prep including how to decide which school is best for you and your career goals, completing a college application, completing the FAFSA, and how find additional resources to support higher education. AND MUCH MORE!

RACE Program Registration Packet & Information

CONTACT US

Cynthia Lentini, GCDF Program Manager and Prevention Specialist
O: (505)747-6015
C: (505)6144297
E: cplentini@espanolanm.gov

Veronica Marrufo, Student Outreach Coordinator
O: (505)747-6014
C: (505)369-0061
E: vimarrufo@espanolanm.gov 

Falisha Gomez, Administrative Clerk
O: (505)747-6016
E: fgomez@espanolanm.gov