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Creating family time during the week can be a challenge for busy caregivers, but is critical for a child’s academic success. Albuquerque is addressing this challenge by implementing the Cities of Service Homework Diner Blueprint. The Homework Diner Blueprint is a high-impact service strategy that brings caregivers into their children’s elementary school once a week to help with homework and receive a nutritious meal. Through Homework Diner, Albuquerque has provided hundreds of students with access to homework assistance, one-on-one time with educators, and healthy meals cooked from local culinary schools.

Albuquerque has been a member of the Cities of Service coalition since 2012, when Mayor Richard J. Berry signed the Declaration of Service.

Mayor Tim Keller

Tim became Albuquerque's Mayor on Dec. 1, 2017, after garnering 62 percent of the vote on Nov. 14, 2017. After a successful business career, Tim Keller refocused his professional life on tackling some of the biggest challenges facing Albuquerque and New Mexico. Throughout his public service, from State Senator for Albuquerque’s International District to New Mexico State Auditor to Mayor of Albuquerque, Tim has consistently challenged the status quo and developed a track record of real impact.