Families + Communities

Resources for parents on education

Parents are the first and most important teachers of their children. Check out the resources below to gather useful tools and knowledge to help you to promote your family’s well-being,  give your children the best start and see them flourish for years to come.

Colibrí Children’s Garden. Visit PCA’s interactive, outdoor children’s play garden!
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors resources for parents: http://ap-od.org/resources
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library! Free events! http://abclibrary.org/home
Explora Museum. Free education events! http://www.explora.us/en/
USA.gov Parents of Young resources: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Parents-Young.shtml
PBS Kids. Fun online education activities for kids: http://pbskids.org/island/parents/
US Department of Education resources for parents: http://www2.ed.gov/parents/read/resources/edpicks.jhtml
Colorín Colorado. Helping children read: http://www.colorincolorado.org/
Vroom- turns shared moments into brain building moments. http://www.joinvroom.org
Too Small to Fail – help parents and businesses take meaningful actions to improve the health and well-being of children ages zero to five. http://toosmall.org/

Resources to prevent substance abuse:           

If you or anyone you know is suffering from drug or alcohol abuse please call the drug abuse hotline at 1.888.895.2719 or the alcohol abuse hotline at 855.874.5172

The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line

1 (855) NMCRISIS (662-7474)


There are many local facilities such as Albuquerque Metro Central Intake (505.272.9033) and Turquoise Lodge Hospital (505.841.8978) that provide treatment services.

For more information on substance abuse treatment resources:


Finding Treatment Services:


Resources for communities and neighborhoods:

Active citizens are the foundation of any great democracy. Our nation has been at its best when people are active in the civic process, helping to inform our leaders to make the decisions that are best for our communities. Right now, people across the nation are actively engaging in their local communities. As we come together at town hall meetings, neighborhood forums, and places of worship to exchange and debate ideas, we gather the momentum to accomplish great things.

We’ve all heard the phrase “there’s power in numbers.” It’s true. An organized community can accomplish much more than an individual on their own. Our communities are where we call home, where we raise our children, and where we develop relationships that last a lifetime. Our communities are investments well worth making, and together we can create the conditions that lead to prosperous change for all.

Organizing is an opportunity to rise together. Communities all over New Mexico and across the nation are working together to reduce crime; create more beautiful streets; and create bikeways, parks, and open spaces. Communities are advocating for fair zoning, land use planning, traffic control, recreational needs, quality schools, fair wages, and access to healthy foods.

Your local school, church, or community organization can be a great place to get involved, share ideas, grow a collective voice, and advocate for what is best for your community. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead


Community Organizations

SHARE New Mexico
Centro Savila
Agri-Cultura Network
La Placita Institute
Barelas Community Coalition
First Choice Healthcare
El Puente Business Network

Government Organizations

Albuquerque City Council
Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Albuquerque Public Schools
Albuquerque Public Schools – Research and Development
Bernalillo County Anti-Graffiti Program
Bernalillo County Neighborhood Coordination
Neighborhood Associations