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ABQ-based Native American schools network wins award

The Albuquerque-based Native American Community Academy Inspired Schools Network was recently named a winner in the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge Competition.

Kara Bobroff

The My Brother’s Keeper is an initiative of the Obama Foundation that seeks to adopt innovative approaches, strengthen support and build ladders of opportunity for boys and young men of color, according to a news release.

“Our youth leaders continue to inspire us all and make positive changes every day in their schools and communities – we are glad to have the support of the Obama Foundation,” Kara Bobroff, founding member of NACA and Executive Director of NACA Inspired Schools Network, said.

“It has been wonderful to work with our key community partners on the Obama Challenge,” she said. “Together we will continue to celebrate and advocate for Boys and Young Men of Color.”

The NACA Inspired Schools Network supports institutions providing rigorous academics designed for college preparation and those that promote Indigenous culture, according to its website.bright spot

My Brother’s Keeper picked 19 organizations or groups across 10 states and Puerto Rico expected to expand evidence-based initiatives to reduce youth violence, increase effective mentorship programs and improve the lives of boys and young men of color, organizers said in a news release.

The winning organizations will share more than $5 million in grants, direct technical assistance and evaluation support.

“This is a well-deserved recognition for NACA Inspired Schools Network – their efforts make Albuquerque stronger and highlight what makes our city special,” Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said in a statement.

“As a My Brother’s Keeper partner, we look forward to continuing to work with this group to break down barriers and expand opportunities for young people in our Indigenous communities,” he said.

For more information and a list of New Mexico schools in the Native American Community Academy Inspired Schools Network, visit nacainspiredschoolsnetwork.org.

Kara Bobroff, founding member of NACA and Executive Director of NACA Inspired Schools Network

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