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    Community Schools in Action

    Over the past few years, the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Community School Partnership has been the focus of some very favorable national and local news stories about the partnership’s socially and academically successful “Homework Diner” program, which brings students and their parents together with school staff for an evening meal and help with homework.

    ABC Community Schools itself has also been the subject of discussions within the community about the need for a new model of schools which can serve as the hubs of their communities – with ABC Community Schools set forth as a worthy model.

    Here are a few of those stories as they appeared on national and local media.

    About Homework Diner

    NBC Nightly News: In January of 2014, then-NBC special correspondent Chelsea Clinton came to Albuquerque’s Manzano Mesa Elementary for a two-part profile on the “Homework Diner” program.

    • Part One
    • Part Two 
    • In June 21, 2014, NBC News came back for Part Three, about how the program is spreading to other New Mexico schools​

    KOB-TV: Kids from the Homework Diner program are featured in this story from the local NBC affiliate

    Central New Mexico Community College: Kids from the Homework Diner program are featured in this story from Central New Mexico Community College

    Cities of Service Coalition: The Homework Diner program is featured in this video made by the Cities of Service Coalition

    KOAT-TV:  The local ABC affiliate featured a story recently about how AT&T donated $10,000 to  Highland High School's College & Career Diner. The program is an outgrowth of the ABC Community School’s “Homework Diner” program for younger students.

    Transcript: A big company has made a big donation to help local students. This evening, AT&T presented a $10,000 check to the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Community School Partnership. The money will go toward Highland High School's College & Career Diner, a program that provides a hot meal and resources like college prep, tutoring, and career counseling to families. The money is going to help the program into the next school year, as well purchase supplies and meals for the kids. The program is an outgrowth of the ABC Community School’s “Homework Diner” program for younger students.

    New Mexico PBS: In this story from April 2016, ABC Community Schools Executive Director Jose Munoz and Community Schools founder Marty Blank explain what community schools mean to their communities. 

    About Community Schools

    AFT.org: A local teacher gives her personal story about the ABC Community School Partnership and how it helps deal with poverty and other needs that students experience in schools. 

    New Mexico PBS: ABC Community Schools Executive Director Jose Munoz and other community leaders talk about “Linking Community Schools” in this hour-long broadcast of “Public Square” from New Mexico PBS

    The Albuquerque Journal: In this story from Sept. 29, 2015, reporter Dan McKay talks to a mom whose family was helped by ABC Community School Partnership while temporarily homeless.  

    The Albuquerque Journal: In this story from Dec. 12, 2015, reporter Joline Gutierrez Krueger writes about 11 women who earned certificates from  Central New Mexico Community College with the help of programs at the ABC Community School Partnership. 

    New Mexico PBS: In this story from January 2016, the New Mexico PBS program "Public Square" focuses on how the Community School movement has helped increase literacy across generations of New Mexico families.

    Albuquerque Journal: In this editorial from April 2016, the newspaper praises the Homework Diner concept. 

    AFT.org: In this video, Manzano Mesa Elementary School teacher Jayne Deissinger talk about why she started a walking school bus to give children exercise and strengthen bonds with their families.

     

    See slideshows from ABC Community Schools - (click on photos below, then click on "back to album" for details): 

    Revisiting Homework Diner at Manzano Mesa Elementary

    Revisiting Homework Diner at Manzano Mesa Elementary


    Telling the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Story

    The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Story


    Homework Diner at Manzano Mesa Elementary 

    Manzano Mesa Elementary School Homework Diner

     


    Homework Diner at Wilson Middle School 

    Homework Diner at Wilson Middle School


    Clothing Bank at West Mesa High School 

    West Mesa High Clothing Bank

     


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