The City of Las Cruces and Las Cruces Public Schools are teaming up to ensure student success by increasing community involvement.

The Las Cruces Partnership for Community Schools is a program to break barriers for student learning.

The program is already implemented at Lynn Middle School but, now, will eventually be in all LCPS schools.

A joint meeting between LCPS and the City of Las Cruces created a joint powers agreement on Monday. The City and LCPS formed the Community Schools Partnership Board to expand the program.

The program allows for different members of the community to get involved. Something LCPS Superintended Greg Ewing says can come in different forms.

“It can be as simple as extra food after school to help kids, kids are hungry after school. It can be after school programs, or after school activities,” Ewing tells KTSM.

According to LCPS some of the accomplishments of the program have been a free healthy snack bar, a clothing closet, and an extra focus on metal and physical health.

“Anything that we can do as a community to improve any type of life of a child, in the schools, is what we’re looking for,” said Ewing.

All LCPS schools will eventually partake in the program and will have custom programs to help with the needs of the students and families in that area. As of right now, it hasn’t been decided which school will be next to partake in the program.