the Barelas community coalition
The Barelas Community Coalition (BCC), a certified non-profit 501(c)3, is a community-based planning and advocacy organization dedicated to limiting the negative effects of gentrification and development on historic communities like Barelas.
The Barelas Community Coalition mission is to create sustained partnerships with nonprofit/for-profit organizations and government agencies to bring needed services and resources to the community which
- Enhance education, promote economic development and job opportunities.
- Advocate for permanently affordable housing and housing rehabilitation,
- Ensure the responsible redevelopment of the historic Barelas Rail Yards
- preserve the community’s heritage and historical resources.
Maclovia's Legacy and Center for traditional healing Fund
Help us preserve the legacy of B Ruppe's drugstore, New Mexico's oldest drugstore and a center for traditional healing. The Barelas Community Coalition is raising money to support and preserve the traditional healing practices of the Barelas Community, by training the next generation of traditional healers and providing wellness services to the community while opening the store to new local food based community uses!
Every dollar donated will go towards re-opening the B Ruppe drugstore, and create a new and exciting center for community to gather, learn, eat, and enjoy themselves on the historic south 4th ST corridor in Barelas.
PROJECTS & Programs
In building community and sustainable alliances, the Barelas CommunityCoalition has catalyzed neighborhood projects and maintains fundamental programs including: