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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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#MentorsNeeded #BecomeAMentor this May 18th!

YDI will be hosting its annual 2018 Mentors picnic this Friday, May 18th at Mariposa Basin Park in Taylor Ranch. This is a great time to see the Wise Men Wise Women Mentoring program in action and find out how to volunteer your time! 78% of mentored youth improve...

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Meet the YDI Board – Chairwoman Ramona Sanchez

In December 2016, Ramona Sanchez was elected Chair of the Board of Directors.   Her years of volunteer service to YDI began in 1998 serving on the YDI Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council.  Then she was elected to the YDI Board of Directors where...

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#WelcomeToYDI – Rose Nikolai

Everyone please meet Rose Nikolai, our new budget analyst!  Rose retired from the State Government in November of 2017.  She has worked both in finance and Information Technology (IT) for the past 27 years.  Rose has a Master's Degree with a focus in...

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#StraightOuttaYDI – Anastasia Perez and WIOA

Anastasia Perez (pictured above in green jacket), 18 years old, was placed at the Working Classroom to do her work experience element of the YDI Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.  Anastasia had no work experience, but...

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