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Poverty Awareness Training

Poverty Awareness Training is offered to K-12 Public and Charter Title I school sites within APS. 

Contact Information

Title I Poverty Awareness Trainer
(505) 253-0330
ext. 67023

Physical Address:
912 Oak Street SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Building M - Title I

The purpose of Poverty Awareness Training is to provide an overall awareness of poverty and how it affects our APS students and their families, with the goal of increased academic achievement for students faced with the challenges of living in poverty. The training offers school staff strategies to increase effectiveness in working with students and in building trusting relationships with students’ families experiencing the crisis of poverty.

In New Mexico, the childhood poverty rate is 30%, which according to New Mexico KIDS COUNT, is the highest in the nation ( APS has 142 schools, and 105, or 74%, are Title I schools*. Over 88,000 APS students, 68%+, are eligible for free or reduced priced lunch**, making poverty an issue to address in moving the dial on student academic success.

A full day of professional development is provided for school teams, of up to 12 members, from a school site.

The Poverty Awareness Training Team also offers schoolwide sessions: a 3-hour awareness session, a full-day session, and the team can tailor sessions to meet specific needs as well.

*Schools must be an APS Title I School.