Washington M.S. Mural Project

The running track at downtown’s Washington Middle School is home to Albuquerque’s largest outdoor mural. Now in a state of disrepair, it offers a rare opportunity to engage the students and community to create a totally new mural. One that represents and inspires the vibrant culture and creativity of our urban youths. In collaboration with lead artist Nani Chacon, WMS students, and videographer Dominic Pettine, Working Classroom is facilitating the development of the new mural and a video documentary of the project.

A large part of the project funding has been generously provided by the Bernalillo County Neighborhood Outreach Grant Program, sponsored by the Huning Castle Neighborhood Association. But we have a bit more to raise.

To make a donation to The Washington Middle School Mural Project here:

Piñata Pandemonium

Club Rio Rancho to host benefit wine dinner event to raise funds for local art and college prep program that serves talented, ambitious low-income New Mexico youth.

On Friday, March 6, 2015 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, Club Rio Rancho will host an exclusive and exquisite wine and gourmet food event. The event, which will be held at 500 Country Club Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, Funds raised will provide after school tuition scholarship and college scholarships for low-income students.

The event will include a silent auction, an art sale and a student clown performance. The dinner will consist of a wine tasting paired with five courses: shrimp, scallops & mango ceviche; a Cuban salad; pan sautéed grouper taco; teriyaki ginger tenderloin and a house made crêpe.

We expect 220 attendees from the Albuquerque and surrounding areas and hope to raise $15,000 to provide scholarships to our summer program for 50 middle and high school students and generous collage scholarships for three graduating high school seniors.

Admission for this event will be $75 per person.

To register for this event, contact, WC board vice president, Monica Lovato at 505.463.5406 or WC program assistant, Paola Scharberg at 505.242.9267.

To purchase tickets:


Our Mission / Nuestra Misión

Working Classroom is a multi-ethnic, inter-generational community of student & professional artists, writers, actors and directors with a conscious commitment to supporting new and diverse voices and visions in the arts. The underrepresentation and caricature of historically ignored communities hampers our understanding of who we are as a nation, how we interpret our past and contemplate our future. We contribute to a more nuanced understanding of American identity by training aspiring artists and actors from historically ignored communities and creating art and theater by, for and about these communities. Learn more about us


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