Albuquerque Reads Wins Grant: United Way of Central New Mexico Awards More than $15K to Chamber Literacy Partnership With APS

Last week, the Chamber received notification that United Way of Central New Mexico made an award of more than $15,000 to support Albuquerque Reads, the Chamber’s 16-year partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools to support literacy education for kindergarten students in three high-needs elementary schools.

Albuquerque Reads recruits, trains, and guides tutors who โ€” in coordination with the students’ classroom teachers and curriculums โ€” provide three sessions of one-on-one literacy tutoring for hundreds of students. This grant will go to support the program’s expansion in the upcoming program year to serve first graders at Whittier Elementary, a state-designated turnaround school with reading proficiency rates of 23%. Support will also go to building critical program-wide database infrastructure supporting the work of hundreds of tutors annually.

The Chamber is excited to build on its long-term commitment to improving education in Albuquerque schools, and is grateful to United Way of Central new Mexico for its eagerness to partner with the Chamber and Albuquerque Public Schools in that mission.

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email

Decades of Service: UNM Health System CEO and Chamber Board Member Dr. Paul Roth Announces Retirement

After more than 40 years at the University of New Mexico โ€” including more than 25 years as the dean of the medical school and …

Read More

2020 State Budget Outlook and Early Childhood Fund: Chamber Board Hosts DFA Secretary Olivia Padilla-Jackson and Thornburg Foundation Early Childhood Policy Expert Michael Weinberg

Department of Finance and Administration Secretary Olivia Padilla-Jackson presents to the Chamber’s Board on the state’s budget projections With the 2020 legislative session fast approaching, …

Read More

2019 Election Results: Chamber-Backed City Projects Broadly Supported By Albuquerque Voters, Democracy Dollars Narrowly Defeated

Albuquerque went to the polls last week to vote on a wide variety of bond questions and candidates for City Council and the APS school …

Read More
Scroll to Top