STATEWIDE LITERACY COALITION LOSES DECADES-OLD FUNDING: NEW MEXICO ADULT LITERACY AT RISK

Santa Fe – Operations of a 33-year old New Mexico institution, the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy (NMCL), will likely cease on September 30 if no additional funding is secured to replace a sudden loss of State funding provided by the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) for the past four years, and by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs/State Library in the twenty-five years preceding. This funding has been provided by the New Mexico State Legislature’s General Fund to NMCL for its statewide adult literacy program over the past three decades