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KUDOS: APS Honors ABQ Reads

KUDOS: APS Honors ABQ Reads

The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education last week honored the Chamber’s Albuquerque Reads program for its donation and distribution of books, lap desks, and backpacks stuffed with school supplies. Approximately 250 students at three Title I schools in Albuquerque – Whittier, Atrisco, and Bel-Air Elementary Schools – received these packages in October and early …

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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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ALBUQUERQUE READS: Big Changes to Chamber Literacy Program in 2020-2021, Same Goals for High-Needs Kids

The Chamber announced this week that it will be adjusting the long-running Albuquerque Reads partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year in order to safely and effectively support the literacy development of kindergarten and first grade students from high-needs schools. The need to build literacy skills early in a child’s academic career has …

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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 — in coordination …

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Senior Airman Nicole Scott (above) says that her grandmother was a teacher, and that she believes in her giving her time, and that the military believes strongly in community outreach and volunteering. Nicole describes tutoring with ABQ Reads is an “awesome experience! All the staff were super friendly. The kids were really fun to be around, and I really liked seeing them learn and absorb everything.”

Albuquerque Reads Volunteer Spotlights: Join Leaders From Across the Community as an ABQ Reads Literacy Tutor

Albuquerque Reads, the Chamber’s partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools to pair reading tutors from the community with students at some of the highest-needs elementary schools, is preparing to launch an expansion to cover both kindergarten and first grade students at Whittier Elementary. While the program continues to recruit new tutors for this expansion, here are …

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