Community Outreach

We invite low-income, at-risk, and special needs students who are participating in local educational programs with non-profit organizations to attend professional performing arts at Popejoy.

Not only are they exposed to the arts, but they also learn social and group behaviors and form a community around these shared experiences. For most, including the chaperones, it is their first experience with live performance and being in a theater. It is also their introduction to the University of New Mexico campus and the myriad of opportunities available through UNM.

Groups who have participated in the program include:

  • 2nd District Judicial Children's Court (Bernalillo) PEG Program
  • Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (Tierra del Sol)
  • Amity Foundation - Almas de Amistad
  • ARCA
  • Bataan Military Academy
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico (ABQ)
  • Boys and Girls Club of New Mexico
  • Bernalillo County Youth Services Center (YCS)
  • Casa Angelica
  • Children’s Court (Special Programs) Bernalillo County
  • CYFD JJS ABQ Boys Integration Centers
  • CYFD JJS ABQ Girls Integration Centers
  • Delancey Street Foundation
  • El Ranchito de Los Niños
  • Entraspect New Mexico
  • Excel Educational Enterprises
  • High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
  • Juvenile Drug Court in Sandoval County
  • Keshet Dance Company
  • Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe
  • LULAC National Education Centers
  • National Dance Institute
  • New Mexico National Guard Child and Youth Program
  • NMHU Community Clinical Treatment Program
  • New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers
  • Open Skies - Treatment Foster Care
  • The Ranches
  • Santa Fe Community College Adult Education
  • Southwest Family Guidance Center
  • Upward Bound
  • Very Special Arts New Mexico
  • Warehouse 508
  • Working Classroom
  • Young Women United
  • Youth Building Better Lives
  • Youth Development Inc. - Mentoring Initiative
  • YWCA Henderson House

Additional Community Outreach

  • Free master classes with teaching artists from Broadway and Ovation events for UNM students.
  • Lectures and demonstrations for Theatre Lover’s Community (TLC), Oasis, and our Popejoy subscribers.
  • Teaching artists from Schooltime Series shows expand out of the theater and into the classroom.
  • Educational tours backstage with demonstrations of our technical equipment.
  • UNM Dance students observe professional warm-up and rehearsal.
  • Collaboration with non-profit organizations, and the Albuquerque arts community, and UNM departments in support of their projects.