This really is the “Giving Season”. We all enjoy being a part of sharing gifts, encouragement and love to our friends, family, and community. #GivingTuesdayNM is the local initiative to unite, support and promote New Mexico non-profits. It coincides with the national Giving Tuesday campaign which this year falls on November 29th.
We believe that every child has a right to literacy. We also believe that literacy is something that must involve everyone – children, families, volunteers, businesses and the community as a whole. Literacy is the foundation of lifelong learning and of active participation in the social, economic and political life of our communities, our city and our state. As a partnership between The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and Albuquerque Public Schools, we want to empower kindergarten students to be literate, lifelong learners through a supportive community of tutors and mentors. Will you help us in ensuring that every kindergarten student enters first grade reading at or above grade level? If we can build their foundation now, this will work to close the achievement gap and give our young citizens a much better chance at finishing high school, attending college, securing employment and sharing the love of reading with their children.