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CNM Connect

Central New Mexico Community College
Albuquerque, NM, us
Program Affiliation:
  • Community
Program Services Offered:
  • Academic-Services
  • Counseling
  • Financial-Services
  • Material-Supports
  • Referrals
  • Support-Groups
All students
Program Evaluation Available:
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Program Description:

All students at the five campuses of Central New Mexico Community College have access to CNM Connect – coordinated services and supports to promote student success. CNM Connect started in 2006 as a pilot focused on high need students, based on the Center for Working Families model developed with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Center for Working Families approach seeks to provide at-risk families a central location to receive key economic support services, with the goal of increasing earnings and income, reducing financial transactions costs and building individual and community wealth. Now available to all students, the CNM Connect program is designed to promote student connections to the college and access to academic supports, financial aid and asset building, and linkages to needed services. Support for academic achievement includes help with academic planning, study skills, and time management while balancing work and family with school. CNM also offers Assistance Centers for Education that hold small-group learning support services. Student parents make up 55 percent of the students who access CNM Connect services. The student team success leaders and achievement coaches that staff each Connect center are trained to address the concerns of student parents. A 2012 report sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation identified CNM Connect as a highly successful model. For example, the retention rate for students who accessed services during the 2010–2011 school year through CNM Connect was 85 percent, compared to 71 percent for all first-time students.

Contact Information:

Name: Main Connect Office
Phone Number: (505) 224-3186
Program Website:

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