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Albuquerque Reads

Contact Information


(505) 253-0330 ext.67002

Physical Address:
912 Oak Street SE Albuquerque, NM 87106

Building M - Title I

Albuquerque Reads Enrolls Tutors!

ABQ Reads Tutor

Call 505-843-READ (7323) today to volunteer or to make a donation, or email: to find out how you can help. The more volunteer tutors we have, the more kindergartners we can teach to read!


What's Behind Albuquerque Reads?

The Albuquerque Reads Program was started by Albuquerque Public Schools and the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce.  Albuquerque Reads is a program that involves adult tutors and kindergarten students at three APS elementary schools.  The schools are:  Atrisco Elementary School, Bel-Air Elementary School, and Whittier Elementary School.  This program is in its 16th year. 

The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce supports this program by soliciting monetary support from the business community and providing the tutors.  The tutors come from a variety of professional and non-professional back grounds.  Many are retired educators.  Title I supports this program by assisting in payment of salaries for the instructors and purchase of supplies.  The site instructor at each school is assisted by an educational assistant.

Each kindergarten student is paired with a tutor.  The lesson is 30-minutes in length and consists of three parts.  The tutor is trained in the delivery of each lesson.  The Albuquerque Reads instructor collaborates with each child’s teacher and then designs the daily lesson.  The lesson provided is a continuation of the child’s lessons in the classroom.  This allows reinforcement of classroom instruction.  The materials used are individually tailored to meet each child’s needs.  The tutor evaluates the progress of each lesson delivered.  The Albuquerque Reads Coordinator includes the information from the tutor and from the child’s teacher to create the child’s next lesson.  This program takes place three days per week at each school site.

Since 1999 the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce has been committed to improving the local public education system through a defined focus on higher standards, increased accountability, teacher supports, community connections and common-sense governance.  It has been noted that you can change a system all you like, but if a child cannot read, the world is closed to them.

Albuquerque Reads was launched to continue to support the Chamber's educational reform efforts.  Dropouts decrease when children can read, graduation rates increase when children can read.

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You can support this effort by becoming a tutor.

Participating Elementary Schools in Albuquerque include:

Tutoring Sessions Dates and Times:

Atrisco Elementary School:
1201 Atrisco Drive SW, 87105
(just South of Bridge & Atrisco)
Days: T - W - TH 

Bel-Air Elementary School:
4725 Candelaria NE, 87110
(between San Mateo & Carlisle)
Days: T - W - TH

Whittier Elementary School:

1110 Quincy Street SE, 87108
(Southeast of San Mateo and Gibson)
Days: M - T - TH