Center of Southwest Culture



Developing healthy Indigenous and Latino communities through economic development and educational and cultural work. 

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CSC’s Community Development Center (CODECE) works closely with local communities to form successful businesses that provide long-term economic opportunity and security while increasing quality of life.


Sembrando Salud!  provides bilingual organic gardening workshops to local community organizations so their families can start their own backyard gardens. We teach families how to grow healthy, organic vegetables and fruits in their own backyards.


Story Riders (SR) is a bilingual (Spanish/English) bicycle-riding, after-school program for Albuquerque’s under served Indigenous and Latino elementary school children.


Family Friendly New Mexico

Family Friendly New Mexico is building on the work of the Family Friendly Workplace Task Force to support New Mexico businesses to be family friendly and to support research and analysis of family friendly policies at the local and state levels.

Services for Non-profits and Groups

The Center has offered a variety of services to nonprofits and community projects for more than 20 years, and it continues to assist many New Mexican groups and nonprofits, especially with fiscal agency sponsorship--allowing community groups to obtain foundation, government, and other kinds of financial donations for beneficial community projects and programs.

The Recuerda a César Chávez Committee

The Recuerda a César Chávez Committee (RCCC), based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has organized the annual César Chávez Day march, celebration and day of service.