Ongoing Classes & Services


Judo Classes for children 5 years old & up.  Every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm.  For more information or to register your child contact Magali Almaraz.  There is a one time registration fee of $5 and from then on the classes are free. Click here to view/download class flier.

Karate Classes for children 6 years old & up.  Every Saturday from 11am to 12pm.  For more information or to register your child contact Louie Alfaro at 915-319-4096.  Class fee is $25/month. Click here to view/download class flier.



Social Security Benefits advising (SSB) from 8:30am to 3pm every third Tuesday of the month.  DVR staff will provide help for participants on how to maintain benefits while they find employment and work towards becoming independent of the Social Security Administration.  Individuals must have been determined eligible for vocational rehabilitation services and are in an active Individual Employment Plan (IEP).  SSB advising is provided on the third Tuesday of the month by theNM Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Edward Rodriguez, SSB Adviser. To schedule an appointment, please contact Elvia Cordero at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (575) 524-6135 or Ramona Contreras at (575) 524-6135 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Vocational Rehabilitation Services aimed to help individuals with disabilities obtain and retain employment are provided on Wednesdays from 8:30am to 5pm. by the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). To schedule an appointment, please contact Ramona Contreras at or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Yoga Classes for Every Body!  Gain…PEACE * MENTAL CLARITY *HOPE * STRENGTH * BALANCE *BREATH on Tuesdays from 6-6:30pm with Aurora Martinez.  Class fee is $2/class. 
Zumba and Zumba Toning Classes! Be healthy, be happy, be dazzling. Gather your friends & join us! Morning Zumba Classes from 9am to 10am on Mon.-Fri. led by Magali Almaraz, Independent Zumba Consultant. Evening Zumba classes led by Marisela Rosales are Mon.—Thurs. from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  And evening Zumba Toning classes led by Aurora Martinez are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Cost is $2/class.  Click here to view/download class flier.
Upcoming Events

Please feel free to share event information to people who you feel will benefit from our workshops, trainings and special events. For additional information please contact Ilse Arrieta, Programs Coordinator at 575-882-5556 or the contact number listed next to the event announcement.


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Click here to view the 2014 Summer Semester Class Schedule.


Fridays, June 6-July 25: Salt of the Earth: Transformation 101 from 10am to 12pm.  Transformation is the journey on which your mind, body and spirit align into your most authentic Self. Ideal for women desiring to live more fully – whether seeking major change in their lives, or simply looking for a way to make a good life better – this Shakti signature course will help you gain the tools to reconnect with your authentic self. This intimate and experiential workshop works from the feminine ground of being to create sustainable and integrated transformation that can be applied at the office, in parenting, and with oneself. In a grounded setting, learn skills to strengthen your emotional and spiritual health, and unite mind, body and spirit to live more powerfully in your life, and build supportive and authentic relationships with women. Practices include self-reflection, creative expression, and various psychologies all backed as best practices in research.

Through this class you will:

• Learn how to support and nurture yourself.
• Develop a new perspective on how to work with your emotions
• Gain skills to build authentic relationships and create a life you love.


Click here to register for the class.


Mondays, June 30-July 28: Vida Saludable from 1-2:30pm.  This 5 session workshop will cover such topics as healthy education, path to a healthy life, mental health, oral health, how to care for your eyes when you have diabetes and more.  The sessions will be done in Spanish.  Click here to download/view the workshop flier.


Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, July 2-30: Summer Reading Camp from 2-5pm.  The summer program is free for Grades K-6.  It will provide small group tutoring per day, build reading fluency and comprehension and get your child ahead before school starts. Don't miss this special chance to help your child succeed! Sign up today!  Deadline for registration is June 20. Parent orientation/registration will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.  The Program is sponsored by Andele Tutors, NM Children's Foundation and the Women's Intercultural Center.  To register your child call us at 575-882-5556 or visit us at the Women's Intercultural Center. Click here to view/download flier.

Tuesday July 15 and then every Wednesday thru August 20, 2014: The Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD) Program, A Free Six-Week Community Workshop from 9:30am to 12:30pm.  The workshop is limited to 20 people and is for adults of all ages.

Learn how to better manage your chronic condition like diabetes, arthritis, pain, asthma, or high blood pressure. Build new relationships and learn new skills to help you live a healthier life!

These workshops are appropriate for adults with disabilities. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend too. Sign-up now, call Magali Almaraz at
Click here to view/download flier which lists workshop topics in detail.

Tuesday, Aug. 5: QPR (Question Persuade Refer) Suicide Prevention Training
from 2-4pm.  Suicide affects us all. When a co-worker, spouse, child or friend talks to you about suicide, no matter the context of the conversation, there's only one thing to do: Take it seriously. When someone in distress confides his or her feelings to you, remember that the most important thing you can do to help is simply to listen.

Through this training you will learn the warning signs for suicide and the three-step QPR method to save a life and reduce suicidal behaviors through an innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training course.
Click here to view/download training flier.

Mondays, Aug. 11 & 18: Mental Health First Aid from 8:30am t0 12:30pm.  The two day workshop is designed to fight stigma associated with mental illness and to address the real desire to help someone who is struggling.

Specifically, participants will learn:

  • Potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self injury
  • An understanding of the prevalence of Various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities
  • A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate. Interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care
  • The evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.


Click here to download/view the workshop flier.

Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept. 2 & 3: Basic Computer Class from 9am to 12 pm.In this course, participants will learn the fundamentals of computers and get hands-on experience with Windows 7. You can register for the class online at or call Community Action Agency of Southern NM at 575-527-8799 ext. 110 to register for the class. Click here to see flier.
Thursday & Friday, Sept. 4 & 5: Introduction to the Internet  from 9am to 12pm. In this course participants will be given an overview of the Internet and what's available on it. Search engines, Email, and online forms will be covered. To register call Community Action Agency of Southern NM at 575-527-8799 ext. 110 or register online at Click here to see flier.



Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept. 9 & 10:Selecting a Computer  from 9am to 12pm. This course provides the information you need to select an computer and find appropriate Internet Provider Plan. To register please call Community Action Agency at 575-527-8799 ext. 110 or online at Click here to see flier.

Thursday & Friday, Sept. 11 & 12: How to Take an Online Course from 9am to 12pm.  Students take a practice Online Course which will help them gain experience and skills with important online training tools. They will learn how to succeed in an online learning environment and discover where to find information about the many courses offered online. To register call Community Action Agency at 575-527-8799 ext. 110 or online at  Click hereto see flier.



Monday, Oct. 13: Author Talk and Book Signing at 6pm. Tortillas: A cultural history by Paula E. Morton (cooking and food history | latin america). “The ordinary tortilla was an extraordinary bond between the human and divine. . . . From birthdays to religious ceremonies, the people of Mesoamerica commemorated important events with tortillas. One Maya tribe even buried their dead with tortillas so that the dogs eaten as dinner during life would not bite the deceased in revenge.” —from Tortillas: A Cultural History For centuries tortillas have remained a staple of the Mexican diet, but the rich significance of this unleavened flatbread stretches far beyond food. Today the tortilla crosses cultures and borders as part of an international network of people, customs, and culinary traditions.

In this entertaining and informative account Paula E. Morton surveys the history of the tortilla from its roots in ancient Mesoamerica to the cross-cultural global tortilla. Morton tells the story of tortillas and the people who make and eat them—from the Mexican woman rolling the mano over the metate to grind corn, to the enormous wheat tortillas made in northern Mexico, to twenty-first-century elaborations like the stuffed burrito. This study—the first to extensively present the tortilla’s history, symbolism, and
impact—shows how the tortilla has changed our understanding of home cooking, industrialized food, healthy cuisine, and the people who live across borders.


Click here to view/download event flier.