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Meeting People Where They Are – City Alive Partners Launch Community Navigator Program

Thema Blog, Entrepreneurship, Racial Equity, Talent and Skill Development

By Henry Rael, Program Officer, McCune Charitable Foundation| April 26, 2018 By Henry Rael, Program Officer, McCune Charitable Foundation| April 26, 2018 By Henry Rael, Program Officer, McCune Charitable Foundation| April 26, 2018 Dr. Shelle Sanchez, the current Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Albuquerque, once told me about an important distinction she discovered as she learned about …

Fathers Building Futures

Re-entry – The Business of Keeping Fathers Out of Prison

Thema Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Video

December 20, 2017 Fathers Building Futures in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is using jobs to break a vicious cycle of incarceration. Nearly half of all inmates in New Mexico return to prison. But through Fathers Building Futures, 3 out of 4 stay out of prison and keep jobs that allow them to support their families. This video is part of a …

Q&A with Dorian Rader about the Tech Navigator Program

Thema Blog, Entrepreneurship, Talent and Skill Development, Technology, Technology Commercialization

By City Alive staff | November 21, 2017 By City Alive staff | November 21, 2017 By City Alive staff | November 21, 2017 In Fall of 2017, City Alive and its partners launched a pilot program called the Tech Navigator program to assist in technology transfer and the commercialization of research. We interviewed Dorian Rader, the program’s lead tech …

Philanthropy’s Clear Role in Local Economic Development

Thema Aligned Contributions, Blog, Business, Capital and Financing, Entrepreneurship

By Kelli Cooper, Vice President, Albuquerque Community Foundation | November 21, 2017 By Kelli Cooper, Vice President, Albuquerque Community Foundation | November 21, 2017 By Kelli Cooper, Vice President, Albuquerque Community Foundation | November 21, 2017 Around this time three years ago we were at the Epicenter at Innovate ABQ for our first Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship and I remember …

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The 5 Most Common Questions, Answered

Thema Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

By City Alive Staff | September 20, 2017 By City Alive Staff | September 20, 2017 By City Alive Staff | October 17, 2017 City Alive’s North Star is homegrown job creation. Our goal is to add 10,000 net new jobs by the year 2025. These 10,000 jobs are defined as living-wage jobs that create opportunities for low income people …

Working Together to Get Ahead – Sylvia Vasquez’s Caterpillar Clubhouse

Thema Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Video

September 26, 2017 The average cost of child care in New Mexico is nearly half of a minimum-wage worker’s income. With one in four children living in poverty in the state, child care providers like Sylvia Vasquez have to learn to navigate public funding, which accounts for nearly 50 percent of the industry’s revenue. For Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs this can prove …

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Entrepreneurship Inbetween: Where Bitcoin Meets New Mexico Film

Thema Entrepreneurship, Technology, Technology Commercialization, Video

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With $1.5 Billion in Spending Power, Albuquerque Institutions Can Be Engines of Change

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Policy Change

  This strategy of encouraging large institutions to spend their dollars locally (for example purchasing paper from a local paper manufacturer or hiring a local demolition firm for construction needs) can dramatically improve results for all types of local businesses in Albuquerque. And the great thing about this strategy is that it does not require any increase in expenditures or …

InnovationAcademy

Lobo Labs: A New Course for Student Entrepreneurs

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Talent and Skill Development

  One of the goals of the innovationAcademy is to change the way UNM teaches based on the way students learn. Its curriculum is centered on experiential, in-the-field training that cuts across disciplines and breaks out of the classroom, placing students in contact with established businesses and entrepreneurs. The innovationAcademy rounded out its first year with over 420 students in …