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We provide pathways to success through the development, application, and management of services – primarily (BASP) before and after school programs – to children from all walks of life.

Welcome to the Rio Grande Educational Collaborative

At Rio Grande Educational Collaborative, it’s our goal to help kids find their way to success through the development, application, and management of innovative programs that build on traditional education. We offer unique after-school learning programs that are geared towards extended learning. In addition to offering dedicated daily homework help, a key aspect of our program is the enrichment learning opportunities we provide through our own lesson plans.

All of our programs are located onsite at your child’s school, making it convenient for parents by allowing for effective communication with school staff. Our team meets with the school’s principal to learn where the school is strong academically, as well as to identify areas in which they’d like to offer more. RGEC then customizes our after-school program to help augment the school’s areas of weakness. Learning may include lessons in science, math, geography, literacy, and the arts. We also incorporate subjects that the school may have had to drop or minimize due to lack of funding, like music, fine art, performing arts and sports. Students begin their afternoon at RGEC with a snack or a lite meal right as soon as the school day has finished. Each after-school program is divided into two parts: homework help and enrichment time. During homework help, students are grouped with their grade level and may work on their homework on their own, or with the help of program educators. A key aspect of our programs is that they reduce the burden of homework on busy families, and increase the amount of family time each night. Students will finish homework before parents pick them up, freeing parents to focus on making dinner and talking with their children about the school day.

Next, kids get to break into groups for our enrichment classes, which are fun, enhanced learning designed to augment the school’s existing curriculum. During enrichment time, students will participate in planned group lessons and activities that have been selected to expand on the core subjects they learn in school. Kids are grouped by grade level, and the groups alternate between academic subjects like literacy, science and math, and other topics like entrepreneurship, nutrition, physical wellness and dramatic arts to name a few. These activities include reading and math practice that are part of our “disguised learning” methods. All lessons are planned, structured, led by our trained instructors and many are also teachers and educational assistants at your child’s school. All our program instructors are certified in CPR and First Aide and must pass a CYFD background check. Our programs are licensed through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department to ensure that a high level of safety standards exist and the best practices are followed, providing a safe program for your child. RGEC’s program instructors provide children with a fun, nurturing program that is essentially an extension of their own family through guidance, inspiration and motivation.

Before & After School Programs


George I Sanchez Collaborative Community School


4050 118th St, Albuquerque, NM 87121


Tina Juarez


Morning: 6:45am-8:45am Afternoon: Dismissal to 6:00pm


Armijo Elementary School


1440 Gatewood Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105


Isabel Roman


Morning: 6:45am-7:45am Afternoon: 2:00pm-6:00pm


Hawthorne Elementary School


420 General Somervell Street NE Albuquerque NM 87123


Vanessa Morales


Morning: 6:45am-8:45am Afternoon: Dismissal to 6:00pm


Atrisco Elementary School


1201 Atrisco Dr SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105


Linda Saiz


Morning: 6:45am-7:45am
Afternoon: 2:00pm-6:00pm

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What our students and parentsare saying...

RGEC – located at 7 Bar Loop Elementary is an incredible program that allows our youth to have a safe and nurturing environment. The staff is outstanding and deserves a (KUDOS) for their wonderful service.

Jaineen B. Sims

My daughter goes to the After School program at Mountain Mahogany Community School. That staff has ALWAYS been courteous and pleasant. My daughter enjoys that time she spends there with her classmates. As a parent, I feel confident that she is in good hands and getting the best care possible. I would definitely recommend this program.

Michael Valenzuela

Mr. Andres and the team at Chamiza do a great job interacting with the kids. They enjoy attending!

Kate Bach

RGEC is a great program and offers so many many fun and learning activities. Homework is always done and kids get not only one but two snacks. The kids enjoy it!

Lorissa Lynn Lopez

I love RGEC! My son has been coming here since he was in second grade. Rayanda and Amanda are wonderful and work great with the kids. My son loves RGEC and looks forward to it every day. Thank you RGEC staff for your love and support you all give the kids at Sandia Base elementary school!! 💜💜

Racheal Lopez

Excelente programa en Christine Duncan Heritage Academy me Encanto como tratan a los ninos Mucha paciencia

Thuy Chong

I just love the RGEC program and so does my daughter. The staff are just amazing they go above and beyond to make sure the kids are happy and safe. They communicate so well with me when anything happens in regards to my daughter. During the weekend my daughter misses the teachers there. Lindsey Murray along with the other two staff at Chaparral Elementary are beyond amazing.

Ellaf Al-Tamimi

R.G.E.C helped me when I was a single mother coming home from work, tired. The staff helped my kids with homework and did lots of activities. It was nice to know my kids were getting dinner and I didn’t have to worry about it at work. My kids being in this program meant a lot to me because my kids didn’t have to be home alone until I got off work.

Mayra Marquez

They help me get my work done.

Brooke, Chaparral E.S.

I like to do arts and crafts. The teacher helps me with my homework and I get to go outside.

John, Sierra Vista E.S.

What I like about RGEC is that we have teachers that care about us.

Alicia, Sierra Vista E.S.