Neighborhood Links


La Mesa Elementary School
Hayes Middle School 
East Central Ministries 

Our Vision is to transform the low-income East Central neighbors of Albuquerque into communities where God's peace is present and all of God's children can flourish

 Escuela Luz del Mundo

Escuela Luz del Mundo" (ELM) or "Light of the World School" strives to be a Christ- centered, community-based school in the East Central Avenue neighborhood of Albuquerque, NM that intentionally strives to glorify God by providing a rigorous, college- preparatory education for low-income children

La Mesa Presbyterian Church
La Mesa Presbyterian Church seeks to further God's unfolding reign of justice and compassion.  Our name, La Mesa, symbolizes the vision of our life together.  At this table, God is worshiped, barriers are broken down, children are nurtured, hospitality is extended, community is created, learning is valued, and all who come are fed.  We go forth from this table as joyful disciples to serve God in this faith community, in the diverse La Mesa neighborhood and in the larger world.

Desert Light Christian Church BIC

Sunday morning services are at 10:30 with adult sunday school at 9:30. The church is at 541 Utah (corner of Marquette & Utah). Active missions are worldwide, prison ministry, Albuquerque rescue mission, and Navajo mission. To contact pastor Eric 505-350-7671 or


The Southeast Heights Health Coalition is a group that meets monthly and works toward the conditions that support a healthy community.

Members of the Coalition include:La Mesa Community Improvement Association, Trumbull Village, Elder Homestead, Fair West and South San Pedro Neighborhood Associations; Young Children's Health Center, First Nations Community HealthSource, Department of Health- Health Promotion Region 3, and Samaritan Counseling Center; Ta Lin Market World Food Fare, Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico, La Mesa Presbyterian Church, and Endorphin Power Company.

There are many other participating individuals and groups. Recently the Coalition has testified in favor of the Great Streets facility plan, and met with Metropolitan Redevelopment Staff to learn how to be involved in healthy redevelopment in the Near Heights MRA. The Coalition has also worked very closely with UNM Hospital in its design of a new clinic on Central and Texas.

The Albuquerque Partnership is sponsoring a Community Policy Forum on Thursday, November 13 from 8:30am to 1pm. The forum will be at UNM Continuing Education, 1634 University Blvd. NE.  Lunch will be provided. RSVP with Sandra at 247-9222.


Our next meeting -Thursday, November 20th, 2008 at Endorphin Power Company, 8:30 - 10:30 am. (8 am for networking) 509 Cardenas Dr. SE. Ste 3 Albuquerque, NM 87108-3721

If you have any questions, please contact me, Enrique Cardiel, at or 268-0235.