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**Due to the COVID-19 national health pandemic, employees are on telework status and the campus is closed. All services are provided remotely by telephone or email. To contact staff for questions or a service request, please send an email to the appropriate staff.  Email addresses can be located by selecting “Administration” located on the top of the SIPI webpage then click “Employee Directory” from the drop-down menu.  You may also click Directory icon on SIPI homepage. Thank you.  


SIPI ACCESS is designed to bridge academic and non-academic services to support working families, as well as first generation and low-income students. SIPI ACCESS is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and serves as a hub for key resources to help students stay in school, graduate and obtain financial stability. To learn more about available services stop by room 132 on the east side of ASC.  


Where is ACCESS located?

            ACCESS is currently located in the Academic Support Center on the east side of the building, Room 132.  


When is ACCESS open?

            ACCESS is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.


Community Partners

            Below are some of the community partners we work with.  Watch the videos to find out what types of services they provide.


CHI/St.Joseph's Children can sign up first time families with children-prenatal to 3 years old for home visiting and case management services.

  • Home visiting: Provides education and support to encourage normal growth and development of happy, healthy babies in positive, nurturing families.
  • Enhanced Referral Program: This program will put children and families at the center of a community of support services. The program is closely linked to, and integrated with, the St. Joseph First Born Home Visiting Program. Children and families served currently are those enrolled in the Home Visiting Program. This is a “strength-based” referral program that is respectful of individuals and builds on the needs identified by, or with, the individual or family. For more information call:

    Eileen Myers

    Referral Specialist

    CHI St. Joseph’s Children

    1516 5th Street NW

    Albuquerque, NM 87102

    (505) 924-8019


SCORE ABQ offers FREE mentors to anyone interested in starting their own business. The mentors have years of experience and can share their stories of success to you! SCORE ABQ also provides entrepreneurial workshops and webinars to educate new entrepreneurs on business plans, startup strategies, marketing, and more!

Contact: Dar Johnson

Certified Mentor

500 Gold Ave. SW

Tuesdays 9:00 am – noon

505-386-1380 Ext. 701


Adelante Development Center is a non-profit organization that offers support services in employment, life skills training, residential services and volunteer work. Adelante can help you build a resume, improve your interview skills, help you identify your career interests and more through their Ticket to Work Program.

Contact: Amy Lavender

Development Manager



HelpNM offers 25 programs statewide, including job readiness, child and adult care food program, and other helpful resources to help you and your family.

 Contact: Merlinda Aragon

Employment Community Specialist

5101 Copper Ave NE

Albuquerque, NM 87108



Nusenda Credit Union provides SIPI students with banking services, such as opening checking and savings accounts, educational workshops on saving and budgeting, and more.

Contact your local Nusenda Credit Union for these services.


Emergency Aid Funds
    • Provides emergency funding to students who experience unexpected occurrences, ie. Medical bills, car repairs, etc. For more information call 505-346-2360 or 505 346-7715