Albuquerque, NM Community Summit


Albuquerque, New Mexico

Event Name

Cultivating a Land of Opportunity

Event Description 

Mission: Graduate’s Cultivating a Land of Opportunity Summit, aims to engage community members as partners in research-based, collaborative solutions to help more of our students graduate from high school and succeed in college.

Following an opening plenary featuring local speakers, participants will attend one of 15 workshops exploring research based strategies that have been shown to close the opportunity gap and help students excel from early childhood through college. Armed with their learning, participants will then attend strategy group conversations that are being led by community leaders working in several of our community’s existing education improvement collaboratives, including Mission: Graduate, the Unidos Project for Latino Student Success, ABC Community School Partnership, and the New Mexico AfterSchool Alliance. The goal of these conversations is to solicit input on existing collaborative activities and to enlist community members in helping to achieve our shared objectives.

Event Summary 


Event Date and Time

VIP Reception, Friday, Aug. 1, 5 -7 p.m.
Summit, Saturday, Aug. 2, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Event Location

Reception: Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd Street, NW
Summit: Volcano Vista High School, 8100 Rainbow Road NW

Convening Organization

Mission: Graduate (

Additional Details 

Local Sponsors & Co-Conveners:

  • Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Central New Mexico Community College
  • City of Albuquerque
  • New Mexico AfterSchool Alliance
  • New Mexico Forum for Youth in Community
  • New Mexico Office of African American Affairs
  • New Mexico PBS
  • Rio Rancho Public Schools
  • The Unidos Project for Latino Student Success
  • United Way of Central New Mexico
  • The University of New Mexico