New Mexico PBS | Raising Readers
About Raising Readers
The New Mexico PBS KIDS Raising Readers initiative is a yearlong literacy campaign designed to help pre-school children develop reading and literacy skills.

New Mexico PBS will expose parents and caregivers to the Raising Readers – Anytime is Learning Time message. New Mexico PBS will develop a mass marketing campaign through on-air spots, radio spots, advertising, press, and a web site with resources and information. In addition, New Mexico PBS will organize several special events and work with community partners to develop community engagement activities.
Our Spokesperson
Maria Berry, the First Lady of Albuquerque is an accomplished business woman, a committed champion of literacy and other community causes, and a proud mom a wife of our mayor. She was born and raised in Albuquerque and has career experiences that encompass a wide range of disciplines from social work to construction. Maria is the owner of Cumbre Construction, a woman owned business that at one point was ranked among the 500 largest Hispanic owned companies in the country.
Maria has always given her time and talent in the pursuit of literacy – volunteering her time over the past twenty years teaching reading to adults, children, and the ESL population. She was recently involved in the title 1 Homeless Project, tutoring homeless children in Albuquerque.