City of Albuquerque - Office of Equity & Inclusion

City of Albuquerque - Office of Equity & Inclusion The mission of the Office of Equity and Inclusion is to inspire and equip city government to make Albuquerque a national role model of racial equity and social justice.

The ABQ City Council voted 8-0 requiring a "new level of transparency from paid tax preparers who are not licensed attor...
02/02/2021
Council OKs bill to protect consumers during tax prep

The ABQ City Council voted 8-0 requiring a "new level of transparency from paid tax preparers who are not licensed attorneys or Certified Public Accountants."

In the legislation:

- providers have to detail their fees up front and provide written service estimates
- tell consumers about their educational attainment and tax-prep experience
- provide a copy of a “consumer bill of rights” created by the city in both English and Spanish.

"They must also alert potential clients that they may be able to file their taxes online at no cost or may qualify for free tax preparation assistance offered by nonprofit organizations."

With Americans now beginning their annual reconciliation with the IRS, city leaders are turning their attention to predatory practices in the tax-preparation industry. The Albuquerque City Council on Monday voted 8-0 to pass legislation requiring…

The #BlackLivesMatter movement nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Great way to start #BlackHistoryMonth
02/01/2021
Black Lives Matter movement nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The #BlackLivesMatter movement nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Great way to start #BlackHistoryMonth

The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel peace prize for the way its call for systemic change has spread around the world.

The City of Albuquerque Commission on American Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Issues Statement on the Petroglyph Natio...
02/01/2021
The City of Albuquerque Commission on American Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Issues Statement on the Petroglyph National Monument tasing incident

The City of Albuquerque Commission on American Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Issues Statement on the Petroglyph National Monument tasing incident - https://mailchi.mp/99ec3d149ae5/the-city-of-albuquerque-commission-on-american-indian-and-alaska-native-affairs-issues-statement-on-the-petroglyph-national-monument-tasing-incident

The December 27, 2020 tasing incident of Mr. Darrell House at the Petroglyph National Monument raised concern from Indigenous communities across New Mexico, the Nation, and the media. The incident has triggered positive and passionate conversations about sacred and cultural sites, the right of Indig...

Protect yourself. Learn about the possible side effects from the COVID vaccine.
01/29/2021

Protect yourself. Learn about the possible side effects from the COVID vaccine.

Check out the newest jobs with the City of Albuquerque - https://mailchi.mp/5da44218bbcc/city-of-albuquerque-weekly-job-...
01/29/2021
Check out the newest jobs with the City of Albuquerque

Check out the newest jobs with the City of Albuquerque - https://mailchi.mp/5da44218bbcc/city-of-albuquerque-weekly-job-announcements-8059402

The City of Albuquerque is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive workforce. Please help us in this effort by distributing these job postings to individuals in your networks. The follow is a listing of positions that have most recently opened. See a full listing of open positions at the C...

Now, more than ever, it is important to slow the spread!
01/28/2021

Now, more than ever, it is important to slow the spread!

African American Student Services
01/28/2021

African American Student Services

“Oh but my joy of today
Is that we can all be proud to say
To be young, gifted and black
Is where it's at.” 🐾🖤

#BlackatUNM #BHMatUNM #BlackHistoryMonth #BHM2021

The The New York Times Spoke to 430 Former Immigrants. This Is What They Shared.
01/27/2021
Opinion | Lives Derailed

The The New York Times Spoke to 430 Former Immigrants. This Is What They Shared.

Over the past decade, more than a million undocumented immigrants from Mexico have returned to a country many have never known. The majority of them lived in the United States for the better part of their lives.

Today we released five videos in different languages to help ABQ students connect to City WiFi hotspots. The instruction...
01/26/2021
Free Outdoor Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)

Today we released five videos in different languages to help ABQ students connect to City WiFi hotspots.

The instructional videos were translated to ensure access across language barriers

ALBUQUERQUE – The City of Albuquerque is releasing a series of instructional videos to help students connect to the City’s free WiFi hotspots.

In addition to English, the videos have been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. These instructional videos will help students connect to the City’s free WiFi hotspots from their laptops, tablets, and phones. The City translated the videos into the most-spoken languages in Albuquerque, based on the latest U.S. Census data.

“It’s been almost a year since our children have been in public classrooms, and every day can be a challenge for families because of the immense digital divide. No matter what language you speak or neighborhood you live in, we’re using WiFi hotspots to give you the bandwidth to download assignments, watch videos, communicate with teachers and other students, and turn in your work,” said Mayor Tim Keller.

In April, the City rolled out its “WiFi on Wheels” program, placing mobile WiFi units at APS schools and extending WiFi capabilities outside of City facilities. In December, the Keller administration expanded free WiFi for residents with “WiFi in Neighborhoods” and “WiFi in Parks” with outdoor internet connections in Albuquerque Housing Authority neighborhoods and select public parks in areas of particular digital need.

“Children of color and children of immigrants and refugees more often than not lack essentials like WiFi in the home. Our goal is to ensure access to services like the City’s WiFi hotspots,” said Michelle Melendez, Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion. “These videos are going to help students who most need access WiFi be successful.”

Find the videos on the Office of Equity and Inclusion’s website, the City’s YouTube page, and on Gov TV. The videos were produced in cooperation with the City’s Department of Technology and Innovation, Gov TV, and the Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs.

To see a full list of the City’s WiFi Access Points, visit http://www.cabq.gov/wifi.

LINK to videos ➡️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QirW9d2Zb4M&list=PLJg4E--tw-E79e-3cyD4cQY_AVWsBWZOU&index=4

City of Albuquerque locations for free outdoor wireless internet access (WiFi).

Need to register for the COVID-19 vaccine? Check out the flyers below in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Go to vaccinen...
01/22/2021

Need to register for the COVID-19 vaccine? Check out the flyers below in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Go to vaccinenm.org

You got questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? We got some answers http://www.cabq.gov/environmentalhealth/immunizations
01/22/2021
Immunizations

You got questions about the COVID-19 vaccine?

We got some answers

http://www.cabq.gov/environmentalhealth/immunizations

Staying up to date on vaccinations is more important now than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. We can help keep illness from spreading in our community by getting vaccinated. Information about immunizations in Albuquerque.

"The proposal from Councilors Klarissa Peña and Lan Sena would require the city to prioritize projects in areas deemed “...
01/22/2021
Councilors discuss proposal to prioritize projects in underserved neighborhoods

"The proposal from Councilors Klarissa Peña and Lan Sena would require the city to prioritize projects in areas deemed “underserved.” Wednesday night other councilors argued the city already considers these factors through its Office of Equity and Inclusion."

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There was a spirited debate at Albuquerque City Council Wednesday over a proposal to consider the income and racial makeup of a neighborhood when deciding where to s…

Do you know someone who needs help registering for the COVID-19 vaccine? There is an event THURSDAY at Atrisco Heritage ...
01/21/2021

Do you know someone who needs help registering for the COVID-19 vaccine? There is an event THURSDAY at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School. Check out the flyers for more information.

The mission of the emergency rental and utility assistance program is to offer the people of Albuquerque a financial ass...
01/21/2021
Eviction Prevention

The mission of the emergency rental and utility assistance program is to offer the people of Albuquerque a financial assistance program that is easy to access and easy to qualify for. https://cutt.ly/vhB2qOz

Information about rental and utility assistance

Do you know a child in need of a bicycle?  Steve Echols, the “BIKE GUY”, has been busy fixing and refurbishing more bike...
01/20/2021
Wings For LIFE International

Do you know a child in need of a bicycle?

Steve Echols, the “BIKE GUY”, has been busy fixing and refurbishing more bikes for kids. This is a perfect time to get a bike so kids can get outside and exercise. Volunteers are needed as well to welcome to come help kids pick out their perfect bike.

Please show up on Sunday, January 24, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at 8900 D San Mateo NE. (Exit Alameda W. from I-25 and turn right at San Mateo.) Wear masks. This will be a first come first serve opportunity. He has at least 30 bikes to give away so we sure hope to see you on Sunday!

The pick-up easy. When you arrive, put your phone number on the clipboard outside the building. Steve will call you when it’s your child’s turn to pick out a bike.

Steve would also like to give each child a helmet to go along with the bikes. If you have a bike helmet in your garage that is not being used, you can drop it off Sunday at the giveaway location or helmets can also be dropped off at our Wings office.

Wings office address:
2015 Wyoming Blvd NE Suite J
2 blocks S. of Menaul on W. side of street from Furr’s Buffet

Direct Phone #: 505-298-0985
General office hours: M-F, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

If anyone wants to make a donation to Steve so he can afford to keep rebuilding more bikes, you can designate funds on our website to Steve.
https://wings-for-life-international.secured.atpay.com/

Wings For LIFE International makes it easy to give with @Pay.

The City's Cultural Services Department is recruiting up to three artists/creatives to work as part of a Creative Cataly...
01/20/2021
Creative Catalyst Team Application

The City's Cultural Services Department is recruiting up to three artists/creatives to work as part of a Creative Catalyst Team from February 16 through December 17, 2021.

We are looking for artists or creatives who want to make a difference for Albuquerque and who can envision projects to inform, impact and inspire our community.

Team members will be contracted as temporary employees with an hourly pay of $20.43 for 16 - 24 hours per week. The application deadline is 5pm MST on Friday, January 22nd, 2021.

https://coacommunityevents.wufoo.com/forms/creative-catalyst-team-application/

The Cultural Services Department is recruiting up to three artists/creatives to work as part of a Creative Catalyst Team from February 16 through December 17, 2021. We are looking for artists or creatives who want to make a difference for Albuquerque and who can envision projects to inform, impact a...

The Bernalillo County NM Section 8 waitlist pre-application is open! Please share with anyone who might have housing nee...
01/20/2021
Apply For Housing - My Housing

The Bernalillo County NM Section 8 waitlist pre-application is open! Please share with anyone who might have housing needs 🏠

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Written requests for persons with disabilities or persons needing assistance must be put in writing to the BCHD Office.

Mayor Tim Keller
01/19/2021

Mayor Tim Keller

Service to our community can be an act of resistance. It's one of the ways to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and carry on his legacy with action. Thanks to everyone who made this #MLKDay a #DayOn at the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico mobile food pantry. Sign up for more volunteer opportunities around the city at oneabqvolunteers.com/.

Food boxes are still available until 1pm at Thomas Bell Community Center.

Do you know a child in need of a bicycle?  Steve Echols, the “BIKE GUY”, has been busy fixing and refurbishing more bike...
01/19/2021
Wings For LIFE International

Do you know a child in need of a bicycle?

Steve Echols, the “BIKE GUY”, has been busy fixing and refurbishing more bikes for kids. This is a perfect time to get a bike so kids can get outside and exercise. Volunteers are needed as well to welcome to come help kids pick out their perfect bike.

Please show up on Sunday, January 24, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at 8900 D San Mateo NE. (Exit Alameda W. from I-25 and turn right at San Mateo.) Wear masks. This will be a first come first serve opportunity. He has at least 30 bikes to give away so we sure hope to see you on Sunday!

The pick-up easy. When you arrive, put your phone number on the clipboard outside the building. Steve will call you when it’s your child’s turn to pick out a bike.

Steve would also like to give each child a helmet to go along with the bikes. If you have a bike helmet in your garage that is not being used, you can drop it off Sunday at the giveaway location or helmets can also be dropped off at our Wings office.

Wings office address:
2015 Wyoming Blvd NE Suite J
2 blocks S. of Menaul on W. side of street from Furr’s Buffet

Direct Phone #: 505-298-0985
General office hours: M-F, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

If anyone wants to make a donation to Steve so he can afford to keep rebuilding more bikes, you can designate funds on our website to Steve.
https://wings-for-life-international.secured.atpay.com/

Wings For LIFE International makes it easy to give with @Pay.

Racial equity not only makes common sense, it makes business sense. via W.K. Kellogg Foundation
01/19/2021
The Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for Growth

Racial equity not only makes common sense, it makes business sense. via W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Advancing racial equity is a strategy for fostering economic growth, for providing businesses a competitive advantage and for securing opportunity for all.

Watch the virtual kickoff concert for the 30 Days of Nonviolence
01/19/2021
30 Days of Nonviolence - Virtual Kick-Off Concert

Watch the virtual kickoff concert for the 30 Days of Nonviolence

The City of Albuquerque is pleased to start the first Days of Nonviolence that commemorates the principles and philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fo...

Watch the virtual kickoff concert for the 30 Days of Nonviolence
01/19/2021
30 Days of Nonviolence - Virtual Kick-Off Concert

Watch the virtual kickoff concert for the 30 Days of Nonviolence

The City of Albuquerque is pleased to start the first Days of Nonviolence that commemorates the principles and philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fo...

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thanks t...
01/18/2021

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thanks to all @Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico, One Albuquerque Volunteers, AmeriCorps, Mayor Tim Keller and all the volunteers who helped with today's food drive at Thomas Bell Community Center. We helped distribute food boxes to over 100 Albuquerque families. Thanks for helping make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day a Day ON. #MLKDay #ChooseOneABQ

We’re hosting a food drive at the Thomas Bell Community Center, 3001 University Blvd. Please share for any families who ...
01/18/2021

We’re hosting a food drive at the Thomas Bell Community Center, 3001 University Blvd. Please share for any families who might be in need. Open until 1 pm.

Join Women in Leadership in its Sister Circle teleECHO session, Monday, January 18th. Register at https://www.wilecho.or...
01/17/2021

Join Women in Leadership in its Sister Circle teleECHO session, Monday, January 18th.

Register at https://www.wilecho.org/

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