Albuquerque Adult Learning Center, Inc.

"Fostering an individual's desire for education, mobility, and independence"

aka ABQ-ALC   |   Albuquerque, NM   |  https://www.abqalc.org/

Mission

Albuquerque Adult Learning Center's mission is to create and support thriving adults in a safe and communal environment through student-focused adult education and career services.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Gloria Jean Rael

Program Director

Jamie Lynn Trujillo

Main address

1500 Walter Street SE Ste #224 C/O John Marshall Center

Albuquerque, NM 87102 USA

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Formerly known as

Albuquerque GED, Inc.

EIN

27-1859295

NTEE code info

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Employment Training (J22)

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2016, 66,300 adults in Bernalillo County over the age of 18 were in need of a high school diploma. In fiscal year 2017-18, only 4.7% or 3,116 of this population were served by five (5) New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) local AE Program Providers. Of five Adult Education providers in the central region, Albuquerque Adult Learning Center, Inc., dba ABQ-ALC, (formerly ABQ-GED®), is the smallest community-based and only non-profit. ABQ-ALC provides FREE Adult Education (AE) and transitional assistance services to individuals sixteen and older whose educational goals range from basic literacy to obtaining a High School Equivalency (HSE). Additionally, over 300 students are served each year but the need is great. Each year, hundreds of prospective participants reach us at City and County community centers where we operate. Many more can be served with your support. In FY 2021, 99% of assessed students entered below the 9th-grade level.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adult Education Services

A community-based organization providing High School Equivalency [HSE] Preparation, Apprenticeship and Career Pathways Training, College Assistance, STEAM and Family Engagement activities to promote a holistic family approach to lifelong learning.

Albuquerque Adult Learning Center (ABQ-ALC) offers Adult Basic Education programs: (ABE, Pre-HSE); High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation; and Distance Education classes with day and evening options available at most sites. Each class provides one-on-one tutoring and an Individualized Learning Plan. Apprenticeship, Career Pathway and Transitional Assistance services are offered individually. Our new services (STEAM and Family Engagement activities) supports families by bringing parents and children into learning environments that promote problem solving together while having fun.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Adults

Our Transitional Assistance Program addresses next steps for our students and graduates as they explore career goals upon entry, during enrollment, and up to one year following exit from our programs.

Career Pathways Coordinator supports students with life skills and workforce readiness training in support of participants preparing for their High School Equivalency Credential and/or entry to college or employment. ABQ-ALC's transitional assistance program is one of our organization's best practices and an innovative model which helps ABQ-ALC to track and provide the communities it serves with direct impact and return on investment data from HSE attainment, PSE enrollment, Entered, Retained Employment and/or getting a better job.

Population(s) Served
Adults
At-risk youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of reintroduced populations that persist

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adult Education Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Transitional Assistance Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Transitional Assistance Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our Transitional Assistance Program tracks the number of HSE Diploma Credentials, PSE transitions, Entered Employment, and/or Retained Employment for an economic/community impact of $1.8M in FY18-19.

Number of clients who complete job skills training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Transitional Assistance Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of students completing a resume.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ABQ-ALC works to provide youth between the ages of 16 and 17, and adults 18 and over, with a second chance. Our organization's vision is to foster an individual's desire for education, mobility, and independence. To that end, our focus is to support participants each year in entering our programs to:

1) AE Programs: make one or more measurable skills gains to advance from Adult Basic Education program to our Secondary Education/High School Equivalency (HSE) program,

2) Transitions Assistance Program: Upon onboarding through completion of HSE program, that our students are supported for entry into Post-Secondary Education and/or Employment. In terms of employment, and with a highly transient population, we support various goals. Most youth and adults entering our programs are under-employed participants entering without any prior work experience. Others enter with low wage entry positions, but the main issue we find is the lack of career pathways workforce readiness training. The skills provided in conjunction with their AE programming is proving to be a key to successful transitions to work as well as into college.

Our key strategies include an onboarding program consistent with the needs of the students we serve. Meeting our students where they live, where they are in terms of their functioning levels, and consistently supporting them with wraparound services to help them meet their goals serves our vision and mission statement.

Our organization has been recognized and rewarded for innovation, best practices, and meeting its deliverables set by its grantors.

ABQ-ALC is reviewing and applying data to increase persistence.

ABQ-ALC is now offering both in-person and virtual Post-testing to increase its capacity.

ABQ-ALC is one of the most accountable programs in the state and must increase capacity in order to continue offering ABE and HSE equitably.

Our key personnel are highly qualified and experienced.

Our annual report and transitions report includes our core measures and outcomes.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Albuquerque Adult Learning Center, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Allen Camp

ABQ-ALC

Term: 2015 - 2019


Board co-chair

Roman Varela

ABQ-ALC

Term: 2019 - 2021

Steve Turpen

ABQ-ALC

Damon Maddox

ABQ-ALC

Ana Montoya

ABQ-ALC

Marian Najar

ABQ-ALC

Jason Pike

ABQ-ALC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/01/2021

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