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Community Partnerships & Service

Below is a sampling of partnerships that community organizations and entities have entered into with UNM Extended Learning. If your organization would like to know more about partnering with Extended Learning, please contact Audrey Arnold, Interim Director of Continuing Education at (505) 277-2511 or

Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs

Extended Learning Strategic Initiatives represents UNM on the City of Albuquerque Advisory Council for the Department of Senior Affairs. This partnership has facilitated UNM's involvement in the 2019 National Senior Games, which will take place in Albuquerque. For more information, please contact Debby Knotts, Executive Director for Extended Learning Strategic Initiatives at (505) 277-9000 or

Early Childhood Services Center

The Early Childhood Services Center is a component part of the University of New Mexico's Division of Continuing Education and Community Services. Funded by the State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department and the Public Education Department, the Center provides several services on behalf of the children of New Mexico.

New Mexico Traffic Safety Center

UNM Continuing Education and the New Mexico Department of Transportation collaborated to create the New Mexico Traffic Safety Center website in order to educate the public about programs in Driver Education, Traffic Safety, and Ignition Interlock technologies that help to keep New Mexico's roads safe.

None for the Road: DWI Awareness Program

The None for Road Program is a mandatory class for first-time driver's licensees between the ages of 18 and 24 in the state of New Mexico. UNM Continuing Education is pleased to work with the State Highway and Transportation Department to deliver this class.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a membership program open to adults aged fifty-plus who want to continue the learning process without necessarily pursuing a degree. Osher at UNM offers a wide range of courses, lecutres and special events to its members that are led by UNM faculty and qualified members of the community. For more information, please contact Maralie BeLonge, Osher Program Supervisor, at (505) 277-6179 or

Spanish Resource Center

Hosted in a collaboration between The Ministry of Education and Science of Spain, the University of New Mexico Division of Continuing Education, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and the New Mexico Department of Education, the Spanish Resource Center seeks to create awareness of the Spanish language and culture throughout New Mexico, with a special emphasis on bilingualism.