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JA of New Mexico Events

At JA of New Mexico, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!

October 2022

Wed
12

JA Career Speaker Series-Natalie Tobin

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Join us at 1PM MST on Wednesday October 12, 2022, as we welcome Natalie Tobin, Owner of Runway Hair Studio to share her professional journey with us!

November 2022

Wed
9

JA Career Speaker Series- Don Tarry

When: Wednesday, November 09, 2022
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Join us at 1PM MST on Wednesday November 9, 2022, as we welcome Don Tarry, President and Chief Operating Officer for PNM Resources, the parent company of PNM and TNMP to share his professional journey with us!

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December 2022

Wed
14

JA Career Speaker Series-Arlene Armijo

When: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Join us at 1PM MST on Wednesday December 14, 2022, as we welcome Arlene Armijo, Co-Owner ,Free Spirit, Adventurer & Innovator at New Nuevo Experiences Reimagined, to share her professional journey with us!

September 2022

Wed
14

JA Career Speaker Series-Roman Escandon

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Join us at 1PM MST on Wednesday September 14, 2022, as we welcome Roman Escandon, Director of Coaching/Owner of Athlete Ready, to share his professional journey with us!

June 2022

Sun
19

Montezuma Ball 2022

When: Sunday, June 19, 2022
Where: Hotel Albuquerque; after-party at Casa Esencia
Time: 6:00 PM MT

Be part of more than 100 years of tradition, while supporting the educational missions of both Explora and Junior Achievement of New Mexico. Support Montezuma Ball today!

May 2022

Fri
6

4th Annual Jennifer Riordan Golf Classic

When: Friday, May 06, 2022
Where: Twin Warriors Golf Club
Time: 7:00 AM MT

Shot Gun start golf tournament at the prestigious Twin Warriors Golf Club with food, games, raffles & LIVE auction! Proceeds benefit NM students' financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness programs!

April 2022

Wed
13

JA Career Speaker Series-Build with Robots

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Join us Wednesday, April 13th, 2022, as we welcome Tyanne Hawthorne, Marketing Associate at Build with Robots, to share her career journey and the impact robots have in making workers’ lives easier and people safer.

March 2022

Wed
9

JA Career Speaker Series-Devora Rivera

When: Wednesday, March 09, 2022
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Join us Wednesday March 9, 2022, as we welcome Devora Rivera to share her professional journey with us!

February 2022

Wed
9

JA Career Speaker Series-Mario Burgos

When: Wednesday, February 09, 2022
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Join us Wednesday February 9, 2022, as we welcome Mario Burgos to share his career journey with us!

December 2021

Wed
8

JA Career Speaker Series-Andres Garcia

When: Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Join us Wednesday December 8, 2021 as we welcome Andres Garcia to share his career journey with us!

November 2021

Wed
10

JA Career Speaker Series-Robert Punya

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Join us Wednesday November 10, 2021 as we welcome the Owner of Poki Poki Cevicheria & The Sweet Cup, Robert Punya, to share his career journey with us! Register today!

September 2021

Fri
24

3rd Annual Jennifer Riordan Golf Classic

When: Friday, September 24, 2021
Where: Twin Warriors Golf Club
Time: 7:00 AM MT

Shot Gun start golf tournament at the prestigious Twin Warriors Golf Club with pinatas, food, and raffles! Proceeds benefit NM students' financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness programs!

Wed
8

Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

We kick off our 2021-2022 Career Speaker Series with a panel discussion with 2 PNM powerhouse women, Sara Ross & Dalina Amador-Bouvet!

May 2021

Tue
4

Inspire NM Student Conference 2021 Upcoming Speakers

When: Tuesday, May 04, 2021 - Thursday, May 06, 2021
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 10:30 AM MT

Week 6: Planning for Your Future

Featured speakers State Treasurer Tim Eichenberg and Cristin Chavez-Smith will be presenting on Job Benefits and City Services for Youth!

Join in to learn about these crucial financial literacy concepts!

April 2021

Wed
28

Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Week 5: Protecting Your Future

Featured speakers Yasmeen Abdejalil and Sunny Shields will be presenting on What you need to know about Credit as well as Insurance and Risk Management!

Join in to learn about these crucial financial literacy concepts!

Wed
21

Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Week 4: Investing in Your Future

Featured speakers NM Attorney General Hector Balderas and Seddrick Robinson from Fidelity Investments will be joining us to talk about Financial Literacy, Saving & Investing!

Join in to learn about these crucial 21st century financial literacy concepts!

Wed
14

Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Week 3: Your Earning Potential

Featured speakers Liesl Schmidt from U.S. Bank and Georgie Ortiz from CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP will be joining us!

Join in to learn about these crucial financial literacy & work readiness concepts!

March 2021

Wed
31

Inspire NM Student Conference 2021: March 31-May 6

When: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - Thursday, May 06, 2021
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Join us for this exciting 6-week conference in honor of Financial Literacy Month, featuring professional speakers from our community! During this 6 week conference, featured speakers will share inspiring details about their professional journeys and teach crucial financial literacy skills and concepts.

Register for any or all sessions!

Thank you to our sponsors and partners: State Farm, NM Society of CPAs, Money Smart NM and the Office of the State Auditor!

Wed
10

Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Brennen Rigler, President of Albuquerque Florist and The ABQ Flower Market as well as the Owner & Operator for B&T Communities will be joining us!

Wed
10

Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Bahjat Shariff, Chief Operating Officer and Brand Leader for Twisters Burgers & Burritos will be joining us!

Wed
3

Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Captain Ryan C. Warner, Ph.D., CRC, Capt. USAF, BSC will be joining us to share his career journey! He is the Director of Psychological Health with the Kirtland Air Force Base, US Air Force.

February 2021

Wed
24

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series NM - Anna Murphy

When: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Rounding out our February Women Empowerment month, Sponsored by The Jennifer Riordan Foundation, is Anna Murphy, Senior Portfolio Manager for the New Mexico State Treasurer's Office and a CFA Society Member. Be sure to join in to hear her career journey!

Wed
17

Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Women Empowerment Month, Sponsored by The Jennifer Riordan, continues with State Representative Georgene Louis, General Counsel for the Tesuque Pueblo!

Wed
10

Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Our second Career Speaker joining us during Women Empowerment Month, Sponsored by The Jennifer Riordan Foundation, is Jennifer Hise-Trujillo, Vice-President of CEMCO, Inc.

Wed
3

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series NM - Women Empowerment Month

When: Wednesday, February 03, 2021 - Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

The Jennifer Riordan Foundation is sponsoring February's Women Empowerment Month. Throughout the month, we will be featuring 4 amazing women from our community! Join us each week to tune in to their career journey!

Wed
3

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series NM - Lisa Eden

When: Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Join us as we kick off Women Empowerment Month, Sponsored by the Jennifer Riordan Foundation, with Lisa Eden, VP & CIO of PNM!

January 2021

Wed
27

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series NM - Rachel Sams

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Rachel Sams, Editor-in-Chief with the Albuquerque Business First will be joining us to share her career journey!

Wed
20

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series NM - Mike Silva

When: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Mike Silva - Founder / Co-Owner of Rude Boy Cookies and Co-Founder / Owner of Albuquerque Tourism and Sightseeing Factory

December 2020

Wed
9

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series NM - Rachel Moore

When: Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

We will be welcoming Rachel Moore, Curator of Exhibitions for Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, to share her career journey!

Wed
2

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series NM - Tom Briones

When: Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Happy National Entrepreneurship Month ! We will welcoming Tom Briones- Attorney & Counselor at Law at Briones Business Law Consulting.

November 2020

Wed
18

Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Happy National Entrepreneurship Month ! We will welcoming Laurene Rodriguez, Owner & Marketing Extraordinaire of Mariposa Marketing, the marketing company for businesses with BIG dreams in ABQ.

Wed
4

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series NM - Trish Lopez

When: Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

November is National Entrepreneurship Month ! We will welcoming Trish Lopez, Founder & CEO of Teeniors®, where tech-savvy teens empower seniors. Join us as Trish shares her career journey and how her business idea, pitched at the first ever Startup Weekend Women’s Edition in New Mexico (2015), ended up becoming a multi-award winning organization!

October 2020

Wed
28

Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

In honor of National First Responder's Day, Livia Del Toro-Garcia, Paramedic Captain with Albuquerque Ambulance Service, will be joining us to share her career journey !

Wed
21

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series NM -Rico Treadwell

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Rico Treadwell, Chemist, Sandia National Laboratories will be joining us!

Wed
14

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series NM -Tim Lyons

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Tim Lyons, New Mexico ABQ Biopark Society's Species Survival Officer for Aquatics will be joining Career Speaker Series!

Wed
7

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series NM -Serena Pettes

When: Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Serena Pettes, VP of Marketing & Business Development for Lovelace Health Systems will be joining us!

September 2020

Wed
30

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series NM -Marsha Majors

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Marsha Majors, President/CEO of U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union, will be joining us to share her career journey and how she became the first African American woman CEO of a $1 billion dollar credit union!

Thu
24

Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 10:30 AM MT

Tina Hernandez, Research & Development Manager-Sandia Labs will be joining us!

Wed
23

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series NM -Ronda Cole Harmon

When: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Ronda Cole Harmon, Director of the Air Force Research Laboratory NM STEM Academy, will be joining us as we celebrate Explora's Science Fiesta, to show students how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math can lead to a great career!!!

Wed
16

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series NM -Todd Bisio

When: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Where: Via Google Meet
Time: 1:00 PM MT

Todd Bisio, Director of Operations of LoadPath, will be joining us!

Wed
9

Where: Via Google Meet

Director of Corporate Partnership Activation for New Mexico United and Community Relations & Executive Director of Somos Unidos Foundation will be joining us!

February 2020

Mon
3

Groundhog Job Shadow Week 2020

When: Monday, February 03, 2020 - Friday, February 07, 2020
Where: Various Work Sites throughout Central New Mexico
Time: 8:00 AM MT

Where community employers invite students to experience the workplace!

November 2019

Sat
23

Montezuma Ball 2019

When: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Where: Hotel Albuquerque
Time: 6:00 PM MT

Albuquerque's premier Black Tie nonprofit fundraising event!

August 2019

Sat
3

Kickball 4 the Kids 2019

When: Saturday, August 03, 2019
Where: Balloon Fiesta Park
Time: 9:00 AM MT

"Playing Outside" isn't just for kids....Kickball anyone?!

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