The Children's Collection

Mailing Address: 3204 La Sala Cuadra NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 926-3631
NTEE Code: A- Arts, Culture and Humanities, B- Education
Mission Statement:

Our mission is to acquire, preserve, provide access to, and showcase literary works, artistic endeavors, and inventions created by children..

Primary Programs:

The aim of The Children's Collection is to let kids inspire kids. Our three strategic planks are:
1. Acquisition: acquire children’s contributions to the arts, humanities, science, medicine, the environment, and more.
2. Preservation: to create a unified repository for preservation of those contributions.
3. Access: To make the Collection available through lending and in-person or online exhibits.
4. Programming: When we have our own facility it will house a library, museum, theater, and makerspace. It will be a place where children can teach, learn from, and inspire each other.

Populations Served: Children and Youth
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $24,999 or less
Personnel: All Volunteer
Executive Director:

Shander Bawden

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions, Accepts inquiries about internships
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS


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