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Date Night On A Budget

Valentine's Day doesn't have to break the bank. Here are some ways to celebrate this special day of love with your significant other and will make your wallet happy too. Movie Night! Not everyone has the time to sit down, relax and watch a movie with their significant...

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Si Se Puede (Yes We Can)

Respect Without Violence was selected as the theme for the Si Se Puede Leadership program based on discussions with youth participating in the program regarding the increase in Violence to include Gun Violence in our Communities.  Youth identified drugs (Meth), gang...

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5 Steps To Get Your GED (High School Equivalency)

Decide which test you want to take. Although the process is commonly referred to as "getting your GED," GED is actually one of the tests you can take in the process of receiving your High School Equivalency certificate or HSE. In New Mexico, you have two options for...

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A Day With Marcos

By Camerla Benavidez I only worked with Marcos for the last 2 years of his employment here at YDI.  My office was across from his. I would be at the office early in the morning and as soon as Marcos walked in, he would stop by my office and say, “did you have...

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2nd Annual Toy Run

2nd Annual Toy Run

Start your engines! YDI is hosting our second annual Toy Run in September! YDI serves over 1200 kids in Albuquerque and northern New Mexico this year we are looking to get each one a gift for Christmas! Admission options are either 1 toy donation per rider or a $20...

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A New Year!

IT'S A NEW YEAR AT YDI Yesterday all of our 425 employees came together for YDI's annual company-wide training. New and current staff from all over the state of New Mexico, from Taos to Las Cruces, made the journey for a full day of collaboration in downtown...

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Welcome To The Team!

We had a full house this morning! 12 new team members attended their first day of orientation today and are excited to get started!  Welcome to the team:  Enas A. Khaleq           Quality Assurance...

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Goodbye Project Learn

Recently we hosted our final Education, Employment, and Training graduation ceremony for all of our participants that received their High School Equivalency Certificate. We had over 100 participants people successfully obtain their certificate from our Youth Build,...

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Thank You Mentors!

Last night evening we had a mentor appreciation dinner, as a thank you to the volunteers for volunteering their time with our mentoring program. The Wise Men and Women Mentorship program, after 27 years of providing mentoring services to the Albuquerque community...

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Welcome To The Team!

12Welcome to the team John and Deidre!  Budget Analyst  John is a  native New Mexican who spent most of his life living in the South Valley. John graduated from Rio Grande High School and received a BA in Business Management from the College of...

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