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Community En Accion (CEA) is proud to call El Paso home.  Nestled where Texas meets Mexico and New Mexico, El Paso is a thriving community.  CEA strives to enact positive change and support for our community.

Young Achievers Forum Building the Pipeline for Career Preparation and Attainment

This annual event provides middle school students and their parents with college experience for a day and is designed to introduce postsecondary education as an achievable goal to families who may not otherwise have this exposure. Initiated in 2012, annually the Young Achievers Forum brings approximately 1,000 sixth grade students and 200 parents to the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and New Mexico State University (NMSU) for a day of inspiration, motivation, and education. All 12 school districts in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties participate.  In 2017, the success of the Young Achievers Forum was extended to Las Cruces, New Mexico in partnership with New Mexico State University (NMSU).  Annually, 350 sixth grade students and 50 parents are inspired at the YAF event at NMSU.

COmmUNITY en Accion will host three forums for the 2023-2024 school year:

  • Saturday, October 21, 2023, for 1,000 students and 200 parents from El Paso and Ysleta Independent School Districts.
  • February 2024 for 1,000 students from Socorro, Clint, San Elizario, Canutillo Tornillo, Anthony, Ft. Hancock, and Sierra Blanca Independent School Districts.
  • Date TBD in 2024 at NMSU

Rafael “Ralph” Adame

Statement from CommUnity En Accion Ralph Adame.

Ralph Adame

2023 Scholarship Recipients

CommUNITY en Acción Distributes $10,000 in Scholarships from the Richard Castro Community Service Scholarship Fund


If you would like to apply to this scholarship, download and submit the form below.


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