New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

Mailing Address: 924 Park Avenue SW, Suite C, Albuquerque, NM 87102
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 255-2840
NTEE Code: P- Human Services, R- Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy, W- Public, Society Benefit
Mission Statement:

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is a nonprofit law firm and advocacy organization dedicated to advancing economic and social justice through education, advocacy, and litigation. We work with low-income New Mexicans to improve living conditions.

Primary Programs:

1) Healthcare: We work to ensure that New Mexico builds a healthcare system that serves all of us by strengthening Medicaid, improving hospital financial assistance programs, and advocating for successful healthcare initiatives for our families and children. 2) Education: The Center is representing a group of families and school districts in a lawsuit against the State of New Mexico for failing to meet its constitutionally mandated responsibility to provide all public school students with the programming and supports necessary to succeed. 3) Workers’ Rights: We advocate for a fair minimum wage and paid sick leave; to increase workers’ compensation and minimum wage coverage; and to ensure labor laws are properly enforced. 4) Public Benefits: The Center advocates to improve and repair the public benefits application and renewal processes so that eligible families can access and maintain the services they need. 5) Fair Lending: We are working to end exploitive lending practices through the strong enforcement of consumer protection laws that keep families in a cycle of debt.

Populations Served: All Populations, Low Income
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $1,000,000 - $4,999,999
Personnel: 10 to 29 FTE
Executive Director:

Sireesha Manne

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Types of Services Offered: Advocacy, Direct Services


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