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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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    3/13/2021 9:00 AM - 3/27/2021 11:00 AM

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