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Aprendamos to Provide Scholarships for Young Latinas

Aprendamos Intervention Team along with Abel and Monica Covarrubias will provide scholarships for young Latinas to attend the upcoming Latinas in Leadership Conference and Awards Luncheon.

If you are a Latina in high school and would like to apply for a scholarship click here.

Applications are due October 10th.


Latinas In Leadership
Conference & Awards Luncheon

October 17th, 2017
Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces

Conference - All day

Registration 8:00am  |  Conference 8:30am - 3:30pm

Awards Luncheon

Check in 11:00am  |  Luncheon 11:30am - 1:00pm

The Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Latinas In Leadership Committee are proud to announce the Latinas in Leadership Conference and Awards Luncheon. At this event women, men, students and professionals can attend an all day conference or the awards luncheon.


The conference will have two tracks, a Young Adult Track for high school and high education students and a Professional Track. Topics will include Self-Empowerment, Work-Force Readiness, Mindful Leadership, Financial Preparedness and an At The Table discussion with local business leaders.
Included with the conference registration is a ticket to the Awards Luncheon.

Conference Price

  • Chamber Members: $60
  • Non-Chamber Members: $75
  • Students: $50 (must show school ID)

To register for the conference click here.

Awards Luncheon

At the awards luncheon we will hear from our keynote speaker, Denise Chávez, author of Loving Pedro Infante and owner of the Camino Real Book Store and Art Gallery. Then we will celebrate and award five outstanding Latinas for their contribution to our community.

Call for Nominations

Award Categories Include:

  • Emerging Latina in Leadership
  • Latina in Health or Social Sciences Leadership
  • Latina in Technology, Engineering or Math Leadership
  • Latina in Business Leadership
  • Latina Legacy in Leadership

Nominations are due October 2nd at 5:00pm.
To make a nomination
click here.

Luncheon Price

Chamber Members: $25
Non-Chamber Members: $35

To purchase your ticket for the Luncheon
click here

Past Winners

Sophia Sanchez-Maes, Dr. Cristina Perez, Dolores Connor, Gloria Vaquera, Beatriz Valadez Ferreira

Aprendamos CEO Recipient of Hispanic Heritage Award

Aprendamos Intervention Team is proud to announce that Chief Executive Officer, Abel Covarrubias is the 2017 recipient of the Hispanic Heritage Award for Excellence in Healthcare. The annual Hispanic Heritage Awards were held on September 15th and hosted by Tu Media Group. The awards celebrate Hispanic culture and individuals who are making a difference in our community.

Congratulations Abel!

Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Newborn Screening Awareness Month

At Aprendamos we encourage parents to have their newborn babies screened. We also provide no cost developmental screenings for babies ages birth to three. If you have any questions give us a call. 575-526-6682.

Below is a press relaease from the New Mexico Department of Health. If you would like more information their contact information is below.


September 5, 2017 

Media Contact: Paul Rhien


Phone: (505) 264-7007

NM Department of Health Recognizes ‘Newborn Screening Awareness Month’

SANTA FE, NM -- The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) recognizes September as ‘Newborn Screening Awareness Month’ and encourages all new parents in New Mexico to visit with their healthcare provider about how comprehensive screening tests at birth can protect the health of their newborn.

“Newborn screening identifies conditions that can affect a child's long-term health or survival,” said NMDOH Cabinet Secretary Lynn Gallagher. “Early detection, diagnosis, and intervention can prevent death or disability and enable children to reach their full potential.

Each year, thousands of babies in New Mexico are routinely screened for certain genetic, endocrine, and metabolic disorders prior to discharge from a hospital or birthing center. This screening is done using a few drops of blood from the newborn's heel. Babies are also screened for hearing loss and for critical congenital heart defects.

All babies in New Mexico are screened, even if they look healthy, because some medical conditions cannot be seen by just looking at the baby. It is only with time that some conditions discovered by newborn screening may affect your baby’s brain, physical development, social skills, school performance, or cause other medical problems. By then the damage may be permanent. Finding these conditions soon after birth and getting treatment early can help prevent some serious problems (such as brain damage, organ damage, and even death) and promote normal growth and development of your child.

The Newborn Screening Program ensures that all babies with abnormal screening results receive appropriate diagnostic testing and that confirmed cases receive early and timely care. The newborn screening program at the state level does this by coordinating information and medical care amongst doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, social workers, and medical specialists. The program also works to keep costs affordable, reduces health disparities, and provides equal access to care and assistance.

For more information, visit the about the New Mexico Newborn Screening Program website at:

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Cariño Home Visiting Program

Cariño Home Visiting Program

Aprendamos is proud to announce a new addition to our Aprendamos Family! The Cariño Home Visiting Program is a wonderful program that provides

  • Free home visits
  • Serving expectant parents
  • Serving families with children ages brith to three years old
  • Grandparents and caregivers raising grandchildren
  • No income criteria
  • Prenatal education, parenting & child development education, lending library, breastfeeding education, car and home safety


Contact Josie Ramirez for more information or to refer,  575-526-6682.

5th Annual Shoes and Books Drive

5th Annual Shoes and Books Drive
Donates over 250 pairs of shoes, books,
backpack and school supplies

SNB 2017 5 

LAS CRUCES – Aprendamos Intervention Team donated over 250 backpacks filled with shoes and books to children in the Hatch, NM community. Children ages birth to 10 signed up for a pair of new shoes in June and on August 4th, the shoes were delivered along with books and backpacks.

Read more: 5th Annual Shoes and Books Drive