According to a recent study, students with low attendance rates, poor behavior or course failure in English or math are more likely to drop out of high school. Michael Brown, CEO and co-founder of City Year discusses efforts to provide the academic support and encouragement at-risk students need to thrive in the classroom.
On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – the first comprehensive tax reform passed since 1986, under President Reagan. While charitable deductions have been preserved, some non-profit organizations are concerned about a potential drop-off in donations next year. An interview with Steve Taylor, Senior Vice President for Policy at United Way Worldwide.
Latino youth lag behind in STEM education, while Hispanics are at the fastest rate growing mobile technology users. A discussion with Amy Hinojosa, President and CEO of MANA, a national Latino Organization on efforts to bridge the STEM gap with young Latinas through programs that teach web design and coding using the tools that students are familiar with - mobile phones.
The United States Census Bureau provides data about the nation’s people and economy. While that data is used by our government for planning and redistricting purposes, there are private sector applications as well – especially for businesses. DeVere Kutscher, Principal with Public Private Strategies discusses the importance of census accuracy and its effect on businesses making informed decisions.
"As women continue to lag behind men in attaining leadership positions, the need for more women leaders in communities increases. Lisa Bowman, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of United Way Worldwide shares a discussion on her organization's efforts in empowering young girls and women through access to mentoring and leadership programs. Bringing powerful women leaders together can create a sustainable and strong community.
No Time to Lose, is a report comparing how students in the United States performs academically against other counties. The Programme for International Student Assessment or PISA, is administrated to more that half a million 15 year-olds across the world. The test measures the aptitude in math, science and language. Sen. Mimi Stewart discuses how American teenagers measured on the global testing.
Capital outlay and the action of prioritizing requests for funding to the state and local government is under reform in New Mexico. The process of capital outlay reform is discussed by Sen. Pete Campos as well as the 6.3 billion dollar budget for the state.
Special Olympics provides year-round sports and competition for both children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Serving over 3,200 participants in 110 communities with 5 State competitions the NM branch is described by Victoria Gonzales.
Founded in 1994, WESST a non-profit organization , expanded from Albuquerque to a statewide effort. WESST , a small business development and training program is committed to entrepreneurship. Learn more with Director Julianna Silva.
Explore all the features of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The NHCC combines a contemporary feel with old school traditions. Learn the history of NMCC with Executive Director, Rebecca Avitia.
An association of businesses, tech professionals and organizations working together to promote success for the New Mexico technology industry. The New Mexico Technology Council is the only organization currently focusing on NM tech. CEO Nyika Allen demonstrates how NMTC intends to grow talent base for the state.
Developing the potential for leadership while encouraging higher education are the two areas of focus for Rising Staring in the Southewest. "All of this is ment to help engage young teens and also dreaming about something they could be” says President Roy Martinez.