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Posted January 10, 2017

Nusenda donates $24,000 to Foundation

Another $14,000 will go to the APS Family Engagement United to help parents navigate key educational systems.

The Nusenda Foundation is donating $24,000 to the APS Education Foundation as part of its longstanding commitment to education in the state’s largest school district.

The APS Education Foundation will receive funds from Nusenda Credit Union’s Community Rewards program, including $10,000 to the APS Foundation’s Varsity Awards program, which helps fund key student needs.

Nusenda also is allocating $14,000 to support the APS Family Engagement Unit, which helps parents navigate key educational systems.

The Foundation’s Varsity Awards program is helping fund college exploration trips through the district’s AVID program. With Nusenda’s assistance, AVID students can experience what college life is like on campuses in New Mexico and nearby out-of-state locations – a critical, hands-on need for students who are making decisions about their future.

The Foundation’s Varsity Awards are a key component of its grant programs and are driven by its voting student members. This year, its student board members include Julio Chavez of Rio Grande High School, La Cueva’s Lauren Donahue and Nex+Gen Academy’s Mikayla Salgado.

“Nusenda’s contributions toward education in New Mexico are well-known within APS, but that’s never taken for granted,” said Foundation Executive Director Phill Casaus. “The credit union’s relationship with our school is a day-after-day partnership, and we’re very appreciative.”

The Nusenda Foundation’s mission is to create stronger communities where its members live and work through collaborative partnerships and by investing in innovative solutions to improve education, health, social and economic outcomes. 

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