Casa de Cultura is partnering with Common Sense New Mexico and community leaders to combat youth violence and bullying in schools.
The groups are launching a series of community meetings this week geared toward getting to the root causes of the problem.
The first one will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday at the West Las Vegas High School cafeteria. The second one will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at McFarland Hall.
Rock Ulibarri, with Casa de Cultura, said students, parents and community members are all encouraged to attend.