Generation Justice partners with Pajarito Mesa, Youth Development, Inc., and Everyday Democracy to document the Strong Starts for Children Initiative. As part of the Strong Starts for Children Initiative, Youth Development, Inc., and Pajarito Mesa worked together to address the needs of families living on the Pajarito Mesa. In order to highlight the challenges and identify community leaders and solutions, Youth Development, Inc., and Pajarito Mesa partnered to host community dialogues on the most vulnerable members of the community: the children.
As part of the Strong Starts for Children Initiative, Cuidando Los Niños (on behalf of the New Mexico Campaign To End Child Homelesness) and the National Center on Family Homelessness are leading an effort to address the needs of homeless families by bringing together in dialogue and problem solving people who have experience homelessness, agencies, and community organizations in the South Valley and Southeast Heights neighborhoods of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County in New Mexico.
As part of the Strong Starts for Children Initiative, the University of New Mexico Family Development Program (in collaboration with Decade of the Child, a statewide early childhood advocacy coalition) is involved with a project called "Launching the Decade of the Child: Strong Starts for our Children." This project is engaging traditionally marginalized people such as teen parents, immigrant populations, and incarcerated parents in areas of Albuquerque to talk and act together to support children's growth and development.
With a mission to build healthy Native American children and families, NAPPR is using the Strong Starts for Children initiative to bolster the ability of tribal and urban Native communities to incorporate parenting education and parenting support services, as well as to train community and tribal leaders in engaging their communities in dialogues on issues of early childhood wellness.