The Leadership Institute is excited to share news that Jasmine Yepa, SPA Alumni, will be joining the House Majority staff this Legislative session.  Jasmine, a member of Jemez Pueblo and recent graduate of Mount Holyoke College, will serve as House Majority Office Liaison, under the mentorship of Regis Pecos. 

She will be responsible for tracking legislation and coordinating sponsorship of bills in the House and Senate.  Congratulations Jasmine.  The Summer Policy Academy was envisioned years ago to provide opportunities and experiences such as this to our young professionals.

We also want to wish Jasmine a very special congratulations on the birth of her daughter Ava!


Directors Message:

Amazing News Coming Soon:

The Leadership Institute is in the process of the developing a new program that will be an addition to the Summer Policy Academy. Keep your eyes open and expect more information on the “Pueblo Youth Editors” program which is at its grass roots stage. This is an exciting opportunity for past SPA participants to continue to strengthen their ties and contributions to their Pueblo communities.

PYE will open a door to 8 past SPA participants who are interested in writing and sharing news about their community’s concerns, strengths, challenges and upcoming events.

 "Keep Your Eyes Open" and expect more information on "PYE"



NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION celebrated their 30th Anniversary and 2013 Luminaria Gala on Friday, December 6th, 2013 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. During the event NMCF honored and paid tribute to ten 2013 Luminarias ( The Best of New Mexico!)

Our Co-Director of the Leadership Institute Mr Carnell Chosa was one of the honorees of this year's NMCF Luminarias. The honorees were chosen for all they do and the impact they make in their communities. They are individuals who motivate, inspire and support the dreams of others and who build community strength through their leadership.

We are honored and blessed to be working with a wonderful individual.  It was an honor to be present for the celebration and to share an amazing moment with co-workers, family and friends.