Social Justice Programs

In Our Community

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Adult ESL students and teachers.

Adult ESL: Serving immigrant adults in the community. Contact: Connie Molecke, conniemolecke@gmail.com.

 

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Our After-School Tutoring Program.

 

 

 

After School Tutoring Program: Providing one-on-one tutoring to at risk students in our neighborhood. We meet on Mondays from 4-5:15 and on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30. Students in grades 2-5 are enrolled in the fall and continue through April. We welcome volunteers. Training, support and extensive materials are provided.  Contact: Carol Oslund, kenqxz@aol.com.

 

Albuquerque Interfaith: 25 unions, churches, and schools working together to working to promote citizen participation in the democratic process. Contact: Mara Hoffman, weemais1@gmail.com

Bosque Restoration: Restoring an adopted site in the Rio Grande Bosque.  Contact: ewallhagen@comcast.net.

Change for the Future: Supporting local social justice agencies with the  loose change collected during Sunday services, and educating members about the agencies’ work in the area. Contact: John Ellig, bjellig32@gmail.com.

Family Promise: Interfaith program to provide meals and shelter to homeless families through a national nonprofit committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. Contact: Jean Sorrells-Jones, jsorrellsjones@gmail.com.

Food Pantry: Shopping, packing, and distributing food to those in need. Contact: Rebecca Gracey, maryrebeccagracey@gmail.com.

Grower’s Market: Summer sales of members’ produce to support the work of the Food Pantry. Contact: Judy McDowell, dmcdowell26@comcast.net.

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First U’s recent Habitat for Humanity project.

Habitat for Humanity: Working in collaboration with other faith institutions to build an Interfaith House in Albuquerque for a local family. Contact: Alex Rios, alex.nmasbhc@gmail.com.

Highway Clean Up: Maintaining a two-mile stretch of the Sandia Crest highway. Contact: Linda Harmony, lindaharmony@comcast.net.

Project Share: Serving meals at a local soup kitchen. Contact: Nancy Cushman, njcushman@yahoo.com.

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2015 Pride Parade.

Welcoming Congregation: Supporting the GLBTIQ community. Contact: Mara Hoffman, weemais1@gmail.com.

 

In the World

Animal Advocates: Seeking to better the lives of all animals. Contact: Margaret Keller, mikeller1@comcast.net.

Dining for Women:  DFW is a national Giving Circle organization. Participants come with a dish and a donation—and learn about the month’s featured program to support women and children in developing nations. Meets at 6 pm in the Memorial Hall, on the third Wednesday of the month. Contact: Sonja Pulvino, ginkgo59@hotmail.com.

Earth Web: Caring for the earth. Contact: Marilyn O’Boyle, marilynlea@aol.com.

Economic Reform Advocacy Group (ERAG): Advocating for a just and sustainable economy. Contact: Bob Riley, bbriley@gmail.com.

Fair Trade Market: Selling Fair Trade coffee and chocolate. Contact: Sarah Stevens Miles, sarahtmiles@aol.com.

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Children from our sister congregation in Kenya.

Kenya Partner Church: Supporting our partner church in Kitengela, Kenya. Contact: Rev. Christine Robinson, crobinson@uuabq.org.

New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice: An interfaith alliance working for immigrant  justice. Contact: Renee Wolters, renee.wolters@gmail.com.

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee: UUSC advances human rights through grassroots collaboration. In more than a dozen countries throughout the world, UUSC fosters social justice and works toward a world free from oppression. Visit: uusc.org.

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