Learning Circles


Past Learning Circles:


This five week series examined creative and unconventional approaches some Albuquerque nonprofits have taken to work in partnership both externally and internally to gain new funding opportunities, fulfill their missions and ultimately, help strengthen our community. Your participation in this series will further develop your leadership skills while learning about different models, abilities, and lessons learned.


Week 1 | May 17      Education Mission: Graduate (7:30 - 9:30 a.m.)

                                    Teri Wimborne, Director of Collective Impact

                                    Selena Hardy, Program Associate

Week 2 | May 24      Youth NM CAN & New Day Youth and Family Services

                                    Claire Canfield, Program Director NMCAN

                                    TBD New Day Youth & Family Services

Week 3 | May 31      Housing Heading Home

                                    Dennis Plummer, CEO

Week 4 | June 7       Economic Development Southwest Creations Collaborative

                                    Susan Matteucci, Executive Director

Week 5 | June 14     Women Young Women United (7:30 - 9:30 a.m.)

                                    Tannia Esparza, Executive Director

                                    Alicia Sofia Chavez, Youth & Community

Cost - $40 for all five sessions

To participate in the Learning Circle: Innovative Collaborations series, please complete the application no later than noon on May 12. Space is limited. 



 What are the Learning Circles?

Learning Circles are 4-8 week series, limited to a small group of participants. The purpose of the Learning Circle program is to build nonprofit leadership skills through new information, facilitated discussion, and expansion of peer networks. The intent of this Learning Circle is to help young people connect with community nonprofit leaders and to be introduced to a variety of leadership skills that these leaders use regularly.

Learning Circles are limited to a small, intimate cohort. It’s recommended that you indicate your interest soon, as spots are expected to fill up quickly.