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School Counselor

  Ashley Mckenna (505) 821-1810 ex: 34112 School Counselor

Phone: 505.821.1810 x5

Fun Summer Activities

Summer is almost upon us.  Here are some links to fun activities for children and families:

Counseling Department

Counseling and Tutoring Resources

Please note that resources listed below are for informational purposes only and are not affiliated with Dennis Chavez Elementary School and Albuquerque Public Schools.  Please make sure to check with your insurance provider for coverage information.  DCES and APS are not financially liable for any services received.  While we have not received negative feedback, DCES and APS cannot guarantee the quality of services.

A+ Academic Coaching (tutoring)
A+ Academic Coaching website

Age to Age Counseling (individual, family, and group counseling)
Age to Age Counseling website

Agora Crisis Center (24 hour crisis services, online chat and referral services)
Agora Crisis Center website

All Faiths (individual, family and group counseling; parenting resources)
All Faiths website

Club Z (tutoring)

Pacific Child and Family Associates (assistance Autism spectrum and developmental disorders)
Pacific Child and Family Associates website

Parents Reaching Out (Advocacy, training, workshops and resources for parents)
Parents Reaching Out website

Clothing Assistance

Please let me know if your student is in need of clothing or school supplies. 

The Clothing Bank:

The APS Clothing Bank is available to help students in need of clothing.  Students can request assistance up to two times a year and will receive socks, underwear, shoes and a voucher for some outfits.  Please feel free to email or call me.  I will need the following information when you get in touch: 

Student's Name, Teacher's Name, Shoe size*, Sock and Underwear Size, and Coat size**. 

*Shoes are difficult to obtain.  Only include shoe size if your child is in real need.  Also, state the reason for the need.

**Coats are not always available.

Locker 505

Locker 505 is a non-profit organization that families can take their children to get some clothing.  You will need a referral from me in order to visit.  Please call if your student needs some help with clothing.  For more information on Locker 505, please check their website at

Food Services

The City of Albuquerque Food Service Program for Children provides free meals at various locations around the city.  Click on the link below to find out more information and specific site locations.

A location close to DCES is at Ranchos de Palomas Park-­Wyoming & Palomas NE.