Albuquerque is a participant in the Cities of Service Experience Matters program. Through the program, participating cities engage residents and other local stakeholders and draw upon the experience and expertise of adults aged 50+ to build stronger cities. Cities of Service provides each city with $25,000 and two years of technical assistance and places two full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members in each city hall to build capacity for resident engagement. Learn more about the work that Albuquerque is doing in partnership with residents.
Creating family time during the week can be a challenge for busy caregivers, but is critical for a child’s academic success. Albuquerque is addressing this challenge by implementing the Cities of Service Homework Diner Blueprint. The Homework Diner Blueprint is a high-impact service strategy that brings caregivers into their children’s elementary school once a week to help with homework and receive a nutritious meal. Through Homework Diner, Albuquerque has provided hundreds of students with access to homework assistance, one-on-one time with educators, and healthy meals cooked from local culinary schools.
Albuquerque has been a member of the Cities of Service coalition since 2012, when Mayor Richard J. Berry signed the Declaration of Service.
Mayor Tim Keller
Tim became Albuquerque's Mayor on Dec. 1, 2017, after garnering 62 percent of the vote on Nov. 14, 2017. After a successful business career, Tim Keller refocused his professional life on tackling some of the biggest challenges facing Albuquerque and New Mexico. Throughout his public service, from State Senator for Albuquerque’s International District to New Mexico State Auditor to Mayor of Albuquerque, Tim has consistently challenged the status quo and developed a track record of real impact.