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A Timeline of the History of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Community Schools Partnership 

2006 -2012

  • 2006: APS, Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque adopt Community School resolutions
  • 2007: ABC Community School Partnership is formed through joint powers agreement, supports one community school
  • 2010: Receives grant from Kellogg Foundation to develop three more community schools
  • 2012: City of Albuquerque resolved to have ABC provide programmatic oversight of $1.2 mil working with over 70 schools
  • 2012: Hires first executive director

2013

  • Albuquerque Teachers Federation adopts a Community School Resolution
  • State of New Mexico passes a Community Schools Act
  • Bernalillo County restructures staffing to support ABC infrastructure 
  • YDI-Elev8 and ABC unites to develop 10 community schools

2014

  • Homework Diner highlighted twice on NBC Nightly News and is a finalist for the Cities of Service competition
  • Hosts the American Federation of Teachers First Regional Community School Learning Lab
  • AFT-NM adopts the slogan, “Keep the Promise…Every Child Deserves a Community School”
  • Initiated Community School Statewide Network
  • Executive director wins 1st ever national Community School Leadership Award
  • Won bid to host the 2016 Community School National Forum in Albuquerque
  • Growing interest in Community Schools with 16 now in development
  • University of New Mexico conducts pilots Coordinator Institute

2015

  • APS leadership incorporates a community school development meeting with principals
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  • Wondering what the kids can do during spring break? Sign them up for Adventure Camp! Camp is from March 20-24 and includes art projects, games, field trips, hiking, cooking, sports activities and more. Meant for grades K-5. $60 registration due by March 10. Space is limited. For more information, call (505) 468-7500.
    Location:
    Vista Grande Community Center, 15 La Madera Rd., Sandia Park

  • Seniors 50 +who are members of the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs can register for adapted aquatics classes taught at the UNM Therapeutic Pool (92 degree water). Participants will be led through a series of range of motion exercises that will increase joint mobility and develop muscular strength. Transportation from Vista Grande is provided and leaves the center at 12:20. Space is limited. Class cost is donation of $8. Register in person or over the phone at Palo Duro Sports and Fitness 880-2800 or Los Volcanes Fitness Center 839-3710 or North Domingo Baca Fitness Center at 764-6496.
    Location:
    UNM Therapeutic Pool

  • Teen 3 on 3 Basketball is back at the Westside Community Center. Teens ages 12 to 19 can have dinner, participate in a life skills workshop and then play basketball.
    Location:
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW

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