Day: October 7, 2020

SCHOOL'S BACK IN BUSINESS

SCHOOL’S BACK IN BUSINESS: ABQ Reads Distributes Books, Lap Desks, and School Supplies to Nearly 250 Elementary Students

Last week, Albuquerque Reads volunteers worked with Albuquerque Public Schools faculty and staff to distribute backpacks stuffed with books, lap desks, and other school supplies to nearly 250 students at three Title I partner schools. Each kindergartner at Whittier Elementary and Atrisco Elementary received a backpack that contained five books and two sight word flashcards; …

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Leadership Albuquerque Considers Downtown Transformation

TAKING IT DOWNTOWN: Leadership Albuquerque Considers Downtown Transformation in Last Program Day

In the final program day in Leadership Albuquerque’s 2019-2020 program year, the class heard presentations from a variety of experts on homelessness, law enforcement and crime, and downtown area revitalization. Scott Ackerson, Executive Vice President of Prospera Housing Community Services, started the day off by discussing the challenging issue of homelessness – which is even difficult …

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Mayor Keller Talks to GACC Board about COVID-19, Economic Recovery, and Getting ABQ on the Map

SILVER LININGS: Mayor Keller Talks to GACC Board about COVID-19, Economic Recovery, and Getting ABQ on the Map

“We decided we were going to carve our own path,” said Mayor Tim Keller of the early coronavirus response decision-making process, even before the COVID-19 pandemic made landfall in the United States. Keller presented to the GACC board on September 24, looking back at the past few months of a city battered by a pandemic …

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