ATD Fourth World’s mission in northwestern New Mexico is two-fold: to develop projects that promote family literacy and that foster school readiness for children from low-income families, and to nurture partnerships that create opportunities for low-income teens and young adults to develop their creative and artistic potential.
Since March 2012, this mission has been achieved through two main projects. Firstly, an inter-generational family literacy space, called “The Story Garden,” takes place at the weekly, open-air flea market in Gallup, NM, making books, puzzles and other educational resources available to residents of the vast rural region surrounding Gallup. And secondly, in collaboration with the UNM Adult Education Center, an ATD Fourth World Volunteer co-facilitates a weekly Participatory Art Workshop, reaching students in the Center’s GED and ESL programs.
For more on our work in New Mexico, contact us at: email@example.com