The Chamber helps children learn to read. This highly successful childhood literacy program increased the pre-emergent level of these students from 38% to 80%. Members serve as volunteer tutors in this ten-year-old partnership program with the Albuquerque Public Schools designed to provide additional support and guidance to kindergartners who are in their first phase of learning how to read. Volunteers read one-on-one with the students on a weekly basis. Click here to learn more about the Reads Program.
Albuquerque Reads End-of-the-Year Celebration Event
This year-end celebration is a graduation for the kindergartners completing the Albuquerque Reads Program and serves to thank all of our business tutors, teachers and sponsors.
Armed Forces Banquet
The Chamber supports our local military community. Held on Armed Forces Day each May, this black-tie optional event is the largest military gala event in the state of New Mexico. The event features a nationally renowned military leader as the keynote speaker, POW/ MIA Ceremony, representatives from each of the five military branches, and more.
Community Involvement Committees
Members impact their community and make new contacts by participating in our various community involvement committees such as the Albuquerque Reads Committee, Ambassador Committee, Leadership Conference Planning Committee, and others. Click here to get involved with a Community Involvement Committee.
Military Affairs Action Committees
Support our local military by working with Kirtland Air Force Base to put on the annual Armed Forces Banquet which honors all branches of the military. Members also support the crew of the USS Albuquerque, the city’s namesake 688 Fast Attack Submarine. From care packages to helping with trips for some of the crew to come to Albuquerque, this committee plays a vital role in the morale of the crew. Committee members occasionally have the opportunity to ride in the submarine.
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