Letter from the Board President & CEO
As we reflect upon 2015 at the LANL Foundation, we’re moved by the thought that education is truly the only answer to some of our deepest problems on all levels—locally, nationally and globally. We are honored to work in education—from birth to college—because we know that the children of Northern New Mexico deserve the best that can be offered.
Our organization works to understand our communities and learn better ways to serve them. Guided by our board of directors and building upon accumulated knowledge, programmatic experience, feedback, evaluation data, best practices, and partnerships, LANL Foundation not only takes pride in meeting the needs of students and families but also takes steps to effectively grow its programs in meaningful ways. Our staff and board are made up of leaders and experts in their fields who seek to advance and innovate education to make the greatest impact.
With this in mind, in 2015 our team began work on a new strategic plan and revised the LANL Foundation’s mission “to inspire excellence in education and learning in Northern New Mexico through innovative programming, collaboration, and advocacy.” And our new vision was strengthened so that “all New Mexicans have the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient, lifelong learners who are engaged in their communities.”
Despite challenges and negative statistics surrounding education in New Mexico, our children succeed and have an opportunity to fulfill their dreams. We hope you enjoy reading in this report about our programs and work with children, young adults, parents, and educators. We hope you also will be reminded of the powerful and positive change education can affect and the important role of the LANL Foundation for the last 19 years and into the future.
With Warm Wishes,
||Jennifer M. Parks,