Learners’ Impact and Recognition

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Click here to see the entire published break down of our impact in 2016.

 Here is a map of the locations around New Mexico and globally that our organization has impacted since 2010.

2016 Recognition: See below for the numerous local and national recognitions that our organization received in 2016:

  • ABQ Chamber of Commerce and ABQ Journal: In December of 2016, the Albuquerque Journal and Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce recognized our founder and leader, Coach Victor Francisco Lopez, as a Spirit of New Mexico Award recipient. This is an annual recognition given to five New Mexicans who have a positive impact on New Mexico. Here is the ABQ Journal article about the award.
  • queen of katwe recognition14276653_1633281810304196_1770873734_n(1)Disney: In October 2016, Learners Chess was awarded $10,000 in the Queen of Katwe contest! This contest took entries from individuals and organizations that make a positive impact in their communities.
  • Local news story: In late February 2016, the Albuquerque Journal ran a featured piece feb 28thth abq journal article about Learners Chessabout Learners Chess, our after school programs, and our summer camps. Click here to read the entire article.
  • New Mexico State Senate: In February 2016, the New Mexico State Senate passed a memorial recognizing Learners Chess for our work and important impact on the children of New Mexico thus far. Click here to read the full memorial, Senate Memorial 100.
  • We were also featured in a 30 minute interview on 770 AM Radio.