WE ARE FINALLY IN OUR NEW HOME...
AND NOW WE ARE WORKING TO GROW IT!
In 2021, Encuentro embarked on a monumental project: investing in a home. We purchased a building, and with the leadership and vision of Albuquerque’s Latinx immigrant community, we are imagining, assembling, and shaping the space to best serve immigrant parents, families, and communities in New Mexico. This building is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
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ABOUT OUR NEW HOME
Our new building is located at 907 4th Street SW in the heart of Albuquerque’s Barelas neighborhood.
When completed, the building will have five classrooms, an occupancy of 300 people for community events, a space for on-site childcare, and plenty of offices for our growing staff and partner organizations. By 2023, we will build a home health training center that will be available to other organizations who want to help build a trained New Mexico’s home health workforce.
More room, more efficiency for community-building.
- 7,200 square feet of space with more than double our former occupancy. We can host nearly 300 people!
- Sufficient space for onsite educational activities and childcare facilities in one location means more efficiency and more ease for our families.
Expanded classroom space for skill development and economic mobility.
- Five onsite classrooms.
- We will have a state-of-the-art computer lab to bridge the digital divide.
- Our multi-purpose room will be able to accommodate large group trainings and community-wide events.
Private offices for our growing staff and community partners.
- Community Navigator space for wraparound support for families.
- Satellite offices for onsite community resources.
- Healthier, ventilated workspaces to mitigate risks from airborne illness like COVID-19.
“The dream of Encuentro’s new building represents power-building, growth and transformation for our Latino immigrant community . . . it means that Encuentro is here to stay...We are currently raising money to support the building and the operational growth that comes alongside our permanent home.”
Encuentro's Board President
"The passion for a better life is part of Craig and my bloodlines. The legacy of building assets for a more prosperous future is exactly what Encuentro is modeling with their new facility. We are honored to add our names to the Citizenship Room at Encuentro."
OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
GOAL BY 2026$1,390,700
RAISED TO DATE$696,345 as of 7/1/22
RENOVATION AND MOVE-IN TO GO$655
ASSET BUILDING TO GO$693,700
PHASE 1 - COMPLETE!Purchase a Property
PHASE 2 - COMPLETE!Renovation and Move in to New Building
The fundraising goal to cover building renovation cost is complete! Building permits received, renovations continues and move- in anticipated to be continued by March.
PHASE 3 - IN PROCESS
The fundraising goal is to pay off the mortgage and own the building outright by December 2026.
Encuentro is raising funds for phase three of this project through room sponsorships and naming opportunities. Each space (outlined below) will be named by Encuentro’s students and staff to honor key contributors to our mission. Sponsors will be recognized with a plaque in their designated room. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Building $300,000 (SPONSORED)
Welcome Lobby $50,000
Childcare Room $50,000
Kitchen $25,000 (SPONSORED)
ESL Classroom $40,000
Citizenship Classroom $40,000 (SPONSORED)
Small Business & Financial Literacy Classroom $40,000
Home Health Training Classroom $40,000 (SPONSORED)
Computer Classroom $40,000
PROGRAMS AND ADMINISTRATION
Director’s Office $50,000
Staff Meeting Suite $40,000
Education Office $40,000
Home Health Training Office $40,000
Evaluation & Data Collection Office $40,000
Digital Literacy & Computer Technology Office $40,000 (SPONSORED)
Teachers Workspace $40,000
Community Navigators Office $25,000
TVD Community Journalists Office $25,000
A WORD FROM OUR STUDENTS
"Encuentro has helped me accomplish many dreams. I graduated as an HHA and CPR instructor. Today I share my leadership skills with my community."
Sarai Casas | Student since 2017
"Thanks to Encuentro’s childcare, I can study English and trust that my daughter is in loving hands!"
Sandra Trejo | Student since 2018
UPDATES AND MILESTONES
Each office will have a window that will allow it to receive natural light. It will be a house full of light!
Here are the individuals who are making all of this work possible. Thank you to Oscar, Ron, Michael and Adrian for the wonderful renovation work they are doing on our new building! It is incredible the light it will have, the spaces and the details that will make our organization an even warmer home.