Mission: The Career Guidance Institute exists to create and partner with programs that directly serve the education initiatives of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce - successful and proactive education programs directly impact the economic vitality of our community.
Results: Since the program started, several thousand students have benefited from the program. On average, over 80% of the students complete the program reading at grade level. Compared to 35% before the program started, the results are dramatic.
Target demographics: K-12 students achieve success and enter the next grade/phase fully prepared.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 160
Geographic areas served: Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, NM
Programs: Albuquerque Reads which tutors kindergarten students one-to-one in literacy development.
I have worked and volunteered for several non-profits, and Albuquerque Reads is the best. It is very organized, and volunteer time is used very efficiently. Best of all, you see results! If you can make it to the tutoring sessions regularly, you see your students grow. Even when my students are trouble-makers, it's all worthwhile at the end of the school year when you know how much you helped. I will definitely be back next year. Thanks!