The ENLACE Central Region is based at he University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque and focuses on student success initiatives, family and community engagement, and leadership and professional development. These initiatives are designed to decrease dropout rates, increase high school graduation rates, and encourage low-income, minority, and first-generation students to attend and succeed in college.
The Student Success Initiatives serves as the mentoring component while the Family Centers constitute the family engagement initiative serving students from the Albuquerque Public Schools, Central New Mexico Community College, and the University of New Mexico. Together, these initiatives are driven by ENLACE's core values of inclusivity, transparency, and bottom-up change. The Central Region strives to change New Mexico's educational system to increase academic success.