UWCNM Youth Interns Support Ball Field of Hope Fundraising Events

UWCNM Youth Interns Support Ball Field of Hope Fundraising Events Blog written by UWCNM Youth Intern Shelby Jones Youth Intern Morgan Johnston with Perico On October 23rd and October 29th, youth interns at United Way of Central New Mexico put together booths for Mission ABQ: Mission Training Center’s Harvest Festival to fundraise for the Ball […]

Youth Internship Program at UWCNM

Youth Internship Program at UWCNM We are excited to welcome twelve talented individuals as United Way interns in our Fall 2022 Youth Internship Program! These interns reside in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia counties and attend various high schools and colleges. This ten-week paid internship will provide each intern with training and experience in their […]

Play a Part in the Ball Field of Hope

Play a Part in the Ball Field of Hope Phase 1 of the Ball Field of Hope is complete (photo credit: Tara Armijo-Prewitt) October 11, 2022 marked the completion of phase one of the Ball Field of Hope restoration project! This phase included clearing the field of weeds, providing training experience for students in a […]

Young Boys Save Lives of Two Kittens

Young Boys Save Lives of Two Kittens Midnight and Twilight have new hope for a brighter future after being rescued by brothers Jayden Reed and Bruce Franks, two young residents of the Mission Training Center. “On Sunday after the Day of Caring, the boys were out playing by the trailer volunteers had loaded with rubbish […]

100 Volunteers Transform the Ball Field

100 Volunteers Transform the Ball Field Community members circle up for instructions. (Photo credit: Tara Armijo-Prewitt) Volunteers register and prepare to begin work. (Photo credit: Tara Armijo-Prewitt) Kindness Ambassador, Michael Riordan, signs-in with his family and friends. (Photo credit: Tara Armijo-Prewitt) Saturday, September 17th 2022 was United Way of Central New Mexico’s third annual Day […]

ABQ BioPark Zoo Connection

ABQ BioPark Zoo Connection Zookeeper Ed cuts through an elm trunk. (Photo credit: Tara Armijo-Prewitt) An unexpected connection for the Ball Field of Hope when Mission Training Center’s Program Director, Patti Rivas, was driving down the road and stopped to ask a City employee what they were doing. That interaction resulted in a partnership with […]

Businesses Pitch-in for Youth

Businesses Pitch-in for Youth JPR driver Ritchie delivers the first batch of discounted infield mix to the field. “Since this is for the kids, I want to help,” said Randy Goldstrom of Westside Concrete Hitch-N-Go. Randy is among the many New Mexico businesses to pitch in for the Ball Field of Hope. As a community-driven […]

Adult Education Students Gain Field Experience (on the Ball Field) 

Joseph trains Cheryl on operation of the bucket. (Photo credit: Tara Armijo-Prewitt) “I feel good about helping out the community, especially when there are kids involved. I really appreciate them having me out here to work on the field,” said Avery Caté, a student in Catholic Charities’ Heavy Equipment Operator course. Avery is one of […]