The Special Projects & Governmental Affairs Division works to accomplish the mission of the agency.
The division develops and maintains relationships with partners and collaborators; Oversees YDI’s community development work; Gives direction to the YDI Foundation staff to achieve its’ fundraising goals; Assists in formulating, drafting, and advocating for YDI’s legislative priorities; Assists in developing new initiatives and seeking out funding and grant opportunities; Governmental relations with key public entities; and oversees public and media relations and Digital Outreach programs; Responsible for Wool Warehouse facility and manages the Scholarship/Emergency Assistance Fund.
Two time winner of the “New Visions” New Mexico award.
- 40+ students have produced their own documentary Film.
- Films featured in New York International Independent Film & Video festival.
- Designated an Official New Mexico Centennial Project.
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Last year the YDI Foundation provided over $36,000 in Scholarships and Emergency Assistance to the youth and families we serve. The annual Charity Golf Event is but one of many fundraising events held throughout the year.
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