Albuquerque currently has thousands of homeless children under the age of 6, and CLNkids aims to end the cycle of homelessness through education.  Parents receive job skills training while the children receive the highest quality of early childhood education at no cost. CLNkids is a place many children call home, and is often a sanctuary away from the chaos of homeless shelters, hotels and living in cars.  The workers and volunteers at CLNkids believe in the impact of education and care deeply for the children in their care. Sherri Wells, development and communication director at CLNkids, said she is passionate about the organization because she can “use my talent for storytelling for a purpose and a cause. I love our children more than life. I have seen how just one caring person can make an impact on someone else’s life.”  The children’s ages range from six months to 8 years old or older, and undergo a typical day of schooling which includes breakfast, playtime, naptime and age relevant education. CLNkids currently depends on the support from private and public donations, advocacy and volunteerism.
       
     
 Adalino looks out the window of a children’s playhouse during recess at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014.
       
     
 Communications director Sherri Wells holds up a drawing a child at CLNKids gave to her to thank her for her kindness. Wells is passionate about the organization because she can,  “ use my talent for storytelling for a purpose and a cause. I love our children more than life. I have seen how just one caring person can make an impact on someone else’s life.”
       
     
 Ruby plays with blocks during recess at CLNKids. Children at CLNkids are allowed to be in the program for only up to one year to allow the many children on the wait list to have a chance of going through the education program at CLNKids
       
     
 Emilio runs through the playground at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014.   CLNKids is a place many children call home, and is often a sanctuary away from the chaos of homeless shelters, hotels and living in cars.
       
     
 Wooden blocks lay on the floor during recess as children play at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014.
       
     
 Children play in the kid’s playhouse at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014. During their time at CLNKids children get the opportunity to play with other children who are their age and share their experiences.
       
     
 Emilio carries his chair through the courtyard at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014.
       
     
 Ruby’s eldest sister pushes her bike by a play house on Nov. 26, 2014.
       
     
    Albuquerque currently has thousands of homeless children under the age of 6, and CLNkids aims to end the cycle of homelessness through education.  Parents receive job skills training while the children receive the highest quality of early childhood education at no cost. CLNkids is a place many children call home, and is often a sanctuary away from the chaos of homeless shelters, hotels and living in cars.  The workers and volunteers at CLNkids believe in the impact of education and care deeply for the children in their care. Sherri Wells, development and communication director at CLNkids, said she is passionate about the organization because she can “use my talent for storytelling for a purpose and a cause. I love our children more than life. I have seen how just one caring person can make an impact on someone else’s life.”  The children’s ages range from six months to 8 years old or older, and undergo a typical day of schooling which includes breakfast, playtime, naptime and age relevant education. CLNkids currently depends on the support from private and public donations, advocacy and volunteerism.
       
     


Albuquerque currently has thousands of homeless children under the age of 6, and CLNkids aims to end the cycle of homelessness through education.

Parents receive job skills training while the children receive the highest quality of early childhood education at no cost. CLNkids is a place many children call home, and is often a sanctuary away from the chaos of homeless shelters, hotels and living in cars.

The workers and volunteers at CLNkids believe in the impact of education and care deeply for the children in their care. Sherri Wells, development and communication director at CLNkids, said she is passionate about the organization because she can “use my talent for storytelling for a purpose and a cause. I love our children more than life. I have seen how just one caring person can make an impact on someone else’s life.”

The children’s ages range from six months to 8 years old or older, and undergo a typical day of schooling which includes breakfast, playtime, naptime and age relevant education. CLNkids currently depends on the support from private and public donations, advocacy and volunteerism.

 Adalino looks out the window of a children’s playhouse during recess at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014.
       
     

Adalino looks out the window of a children’s playhouse during recess at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014.

 Communications director Sherri Wells holds up a drawing a child at CLNKids gave to her to thank her for her kindness. Wells is passionate about the organization because she can,  “ use my talent for storytelling for a purpose and a cause. I love our children more than life. I have seen how just one caring person can make an impact on someone else’s life.”
       
     

Communications director Sherri Wells holds up a drawing a child at CLNKids gave to her to thank her for her kindness. Wells is passionate about the organization because she can, use my talent for storytelling for a purpose and a cause. I love our children more than life. I have seen how just one caring person can make an impact on someone else’s life.”

 Ruby plays with blocks during recess at CLNKids. Children at CLNkids are allowed to be in the program for only up to one year to allow the many children on the wait list to have a chance of going through the education program at CLNKids
       
     

Ruby plays with blocks during recess at CLNKids. Children at CLNkids are allowed to be in the program for only up to one year to allow the many children on the wait list to have a chance of going through the education program at CLNKids

 Emilio runs through the playground at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014.   CLNKids is a place many children call home, and is often a sanctuary away from the chaos of homeless shelters, hotels and living in cars.
       
     

Emilio runs through the playground at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014. CLNKids is a place many children call home, and is often a sanctuary away from the chaos of homeless shelters, hotels and living in cars.

 Wooden blocks lay on the floor during recess as children play at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014.
       
     

Wooden blocks lay on the floor during recess as children play at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014.

 Children play in the kid’s playhouse at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014. During their time at CLNKids children get the opportunity to play with other children who are their age and share their experiences.
       
     

Children play in the kid’s playhouse at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014. During their time at CLNKids children get the opportunity to play with other children who are their age and share their experiences.

 Emilio carries his chair through the courtyard at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014.
       
     

Emilio carries his chair through the courtyard at CLNKids on Nov. 26, 2014.

 Ruby’s eldest sister pushes her bike by a play house on Nov. 26, 2014.
       
     

Ruby’s eldest sister pushes her bike by a play house on Nov. 26, 2014.