Siete del Norte
Siete del Norte, CDC, is one of 38 independent Community Development Corporations originally funded under the Title VII Act to combat poverty and has worked for over 40 years to improve the economic well-being of low-income residents of rural New Mexico while seeking to preserve the area’s unique cultural, historical, and social traditions and ways of life. Siete has administered programs and services for economic development, education, health and human services, housing, workforce development, land and water rights ownership and community protection of local resources. Siete’s programs and investments have created over 1,500 jobs and provided services and training to over 15,000 low-income residents of rural New Mexico.
On July 1, 2013, Siete became a corporate affiliate of CPLC, the nation’s third largest hispanic-owned non-profit with 34 lines of business and a dedicated staff of more than 700 employees that serve approximately 190,000 clients annually in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. CPLC provides Siete with critical technical assistance as an institution experienced in capacity-building, investing in businesses and creating jobs. This affiliation has created exciting momentum in New Mexico through access to new approaches, resources, expertise and networks.