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On Friday, September 8, 2023, please come celebrate with us as we say goodbye to Executive Director, Jessica Corley. There will be refreshments at the office at 2201 San Pedro NE, Building 4, Suite 120 from 2PM-4PM. Drop in to wish Jessica good luck! CHANGE FOR AFTERPARTY: On September 1st, please join us at Canvas Artistry at 1 Central Ave, third floor for live music and dancing. Canvas Artistry offers great food and beverages for purchase. We have reservations beginning at 5PM in Jessica’s name.

“It has been an honor to lead this extraordinary group of volunteers and staff for the past two and ½ years. I will be joining the Board of Directors at ABQ FaithWorks after my departure. I look forward to watching us grow and achieve our vision that people are safely housed and integrated into communities of their choice! Please join us on September 8th”.

Ella Joan Fenoglio was honored by the NM Bar Association for her outstanding pro bono work with New Mexico Immigrant Law Center and ABQ FaithWorks Collaborative, among other organizations. She was nominated for this award by Delaney Swink (pictured above), Pro Bono Coordinator at NMILC. Also pictured above with Ella Joan is Jessica Corley, Executive Director of ABQ FaithWorks.

Ella Joan has been a volunteer with FaithWorks since 2019 as a Family Liaison and in the asylum clinic between NMILC and FaithWorks since its inception. As a fluent Spanish speaker, Ella Joan’s contribution to both organizations has been immeasurably valuable. We are so grateful to have Ella Joan as a volunteer. Congratulations for receiving this well-deserved award!

Interim Executive Director, Abbey Reed, appointed by the Board of ABQ FaithWorks Collaborative. (July 19, 2023, Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Abbey Reed, currently the Director of the Housing and Homelessness Program at FaithWorks, will assume the position of Interim Executive Director effective September 11, 2023. Jessica Corley, Executive Director of ABQ FaithWorks Collaborative, is stepping down on September 8, 2023, to pursue other professional interests. Ms. Corley will serve on the FaithWorks Board of Directors.

Ms. Reed, a native of Wyoming, joined ABQ FaithWorks in the fall of 2022, bringing many years of non-profit experience with her. As Housing and Homelessness Director, she runs the Rapid Re-Housing program funded by the City of Albuquerque.

Ms. Corley has provided leadership in immigration work since 2019 when Albuquerque received busloads of migrants moving on to other cities in the US. She joined ABQ FaithWorks as Director of the Asylum Program in 2020 and assumed the Executive Director position in December of 2021. During her tenure, the non-profit grew to a yearly budget of over $750,000.

ABQ FaithWorks is a 501c3 nonprofit established in 2019. The vision is that all people are safely housed and integrated into healthy communities of their choice. FaithWorks is a pro-active, interfaith community which leverages shared resources in support of asylum seekers and people who are unhoused, or at the risk of becoming so. Together, FaithWorks learns, serves and advocates with their

clients. They aim to set the standard for a collaborative community response.

For current information about their programs and how to be engaged: Contact ABQ FaithWorks at (505) 457-1728.

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