ABQ BioPark Zoo Connection

ABQ BioPark Zoo Connection Zookeeper Ed cuts through an elm trunk. (Photo credit: Tara Armijo-Prewitt) An unexpected connection for the Ball Field of Hope when Mission Training Center’s Program Director, Patti Rivas, was driving down the road and stopped to ask a City employee what they were doing. That interaction resulted in a partnership with […]

Businesses Pitch-in for Youth

Businesses Pitch-in for Youth JPR driver Ritchie delivers the first batch of discounted infield mix to the field. “Since this is for the kids, I want to help,” said Randy Goldstrom of Westside Concrete Hitch-N-Go. Randy is among the many New Mexico businesses to pitch in for the Ball Field of Hope. As a community-driven […]

Adult Education Students Gain Field Experience (on the Ball Field) 

Joseph trains Cheryl on operation of the bucket. (Photo credit: Tara Armijo-Prewitt) “I feel good about helping out the community, especially when there are kids involved. I really appreciate them having me out here to work on the field,” said Avery Caté, a student in Catholic Charities’ Heavy Equipment Operator course. Avery is one of […]

Ball Field of Hope

Creating the Ball Field of Hope Photo credit: Patti Ravis (May 2022) The real-world impact of the Choose Your Own Future college and career readiness Change the World challenge activity offered through United Way of Central New Mexico is taking shape in the form of a baseball field in Albuquerque’s South Valley. Offering opportunities for […]

Rocket Teen Center in Valencia County

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