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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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Community Services
  • Certified Mindfulness Teacher and Master Naturalist volunteer, Marnie Rehn, will guide you on a mindfulness exploration through Bachechi Open Space. Explore with your senses, igniting your sense of wonder as you experience yourself as part of the natural environment. Class size is limited to adhere to COVID-Safe practices and public health order guidelines. Upon registration, specific details will be provided about meeting location, how to prepare, where to park, and more. Register early to ensure your spot. Registration closes on April 14 or until class is filled.
    Time:
    4/17/2021 9:00 AM - 4/17/2021 11:00 AM

  • Albuquerque’s City Nature Challenge Coordinators Laurel Ladwig and Selena Connealy will teach how to use this app to help identify local flora and fauna. Learn more about the City Nature Challenge event taking place at this time and how you can participate! Registration closes April 23.
    Time:
    4/24/2021 9:00 AM - 4/24/2021 11:00 AM

  • In this workshop, we will use the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program (ABQ BRP) workbook and learn a myriad of ways the Bachechi Open Space might better support local plants and wildlife. Meet with the ABQ BRP team who will feature Bachechi Open Space as an example to demonstrate the first step in becoming a certified habitat – and in turn, be able to certify your own garden as a backyard refuge. Registration closes May 14.
    Time:
    5/15/2021 9:00 AM - 5/15/2021 10:30 AM

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