Our Before and After School Program Sites Continue to Expand Statewide!
Part of our program expansion across the state includes our site at Columbus Elementary located in Columbus, NM which is near the US/Mexico border. Columbus ES looks like your typical elementary school, but it stands unique. All the students that attend are bused there each and every day across the US border from their homes in Mexico. The students of Columbus ES share a common background: dual citizenship. They are Mexican Nationals residing in Mexico but all were born on US soil.
Our Columbus program is our largest in the state, with 150 students participating on a daily basis. It did not start that way. In the beginning there was a true struggle to gain interest in the program. The deal maker for many of the families was the snack offered as a part of our program. Snack may seem like a small detail in the big picture, but for these students it means not going home each night hungry. These children grow up in very impoverished areas where access to necessities, like steady nutrition, is near nonexistent. The only times the students have meals they can count on are during the school day.
Once the snack brought them in, the students started to gain the benefits of our academically enriching program. Soon the students showed excitement and enthusiasm in participating in our program just as so many children do all across NM. The time in which they are supported academically, emotionally, and nutritionally is now extended creating more chances for daily growth. These students, unlike others receiving an American education, are between two worlds. They, like all children deserve the opportunity of a sound education.
Under normal circumstances the families’ could not afford to send their children to a high quality afterschool program. It is through a 21 CCLC learning grant that we are able to provide our programming to these students free of charge and make a positive impact that goes further than daily snack, it is a strong foundation for their future successes. Columbus Elementary school illustrates that humanity goes beyond backgrounds, cultures, and even borders. We at AHF/RGEC are proud to be a part of such an effort.
Atrisco Companies CEO, Peter Sanchez Named Honoree for 2013 Albuquerque Business First’s BizTech Top CEO Awards!
We are proud to announce Atrisco Companies CEO, Peter Sanchez has been chosen as an honoree for this year’s Albuquerque Business First’s BizTech Top CEO Awards!
A panel of experienced leaders, several of whom are former Top CEOs honorees, evaluated and narrowed down the hundreds of nominations to 22 individuals. The honorees were evaluated on professional achievement, leadership and community involvement.
This is another example of successes displayed by the Atrisco Companies’ and its involvement in our community. We are grateful for the opportunity to enhance the lives of individuals in our community through our offering of educational services and other culturally relevant services of our businesses. Through the leadership of Mr. Sanchez we are able to successfully continue our mission of helping the community of Albuquerque and New Mexico. Within our various companies in the Atrisco Companies umbrella we strive to operate each company in an efficient business manner. By doing so we are able to provide a stellar high quality set of services at affordable prices to all sectors of our community. Our social enterprise model of business is beginning to be noticed for its great services and low prices thus benefitting the community with our strong business acumen. Mr. Sanchez’s recognition as one of the community’s Top CEOs is a well-deserved recognition for him and for our companies. Congratulations!
Keeping Atrisco's Heritage Alive
CEO, Peter Sanchez was recently featured on a local Univision segment, "Orgullo Latino" (Latino Pride). This segment highlights successful Latino Leaders and Business Owners giving back to the community. Click the image above to view video, CLICK HERE to view English translation.