Chimayo Youth Conservation Corps (Chimayo, NM)


  • Name:Suellen Strale
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Chimayo Youth Conservation Corps
  • Address:
    Chimayo, NM 87522
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:505 351-1456

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Chimayo Youth Conservation Corps, Inc. (CYCC), a non profit organization in Rio Arriba County (RAC), New Mexico, began service in 2002 following its mission “to provide our youth alternatives to drugs, gangs, crime & imminent incarceration” & revitalize cultural institutions by “promoting our youth as a valuable resource” throughout rural communities.

  • History:
  • CYCC was initiated in 2001, with a prestigious legislative appropriation to address rampant drug use and the level of economic deprivation in the region. CYCC opened for service in 2002, establishing a successful track record for instituting long-term cultural and economic change. Our presence in the community and completion of over 180 revitalization projects has engaged over 750 youth as Corps Members (CMs) in education, training, intergenerational programming, environmental conservation, agrarian initiatives, public lands stewardship, and civic engagement; exposing youth to the opportunities necessary to succeed in personal, academic and entrepreneurial endeavors.

    CYCC has provided youth with the vital resources necessary to build an economically stable future, in coordination with their education, vocational and entrepreneurial skills training. This holistic approach produces young adults who: possess a strong sense of personal and cultural identity and integrity; are responsible, accountable and respectful in a variety of arenas, including the workplace; and are less likely to engage in negative and illegal activities that contribute to our community’s social and economic problems.

  • Year established:2002
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:4
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:3


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:36-4588097