Wednesday, October 12, 2016

'An Angel on Earth'

Tabling at Shepherd of the Valley Church's Ministry Fair
Helen Fox was inducted into the Albuquerque Wall of Fame on Monday. She is only the fourth person to receive this honor since the Wall of Fame was created in 2013 to  honor those who’ve contributed in a positive way to the social fabric of our community,

Fox, an educator, founded the Title I Homeless Project, in 1994 after noticing that many students enrolled in the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) did not have a permanent home and lacked food, clothing, school supplies.

The project was created with a start-up grant, but the money ran out. So, in addition to providing to helping provide services for students, she became a fundraiser.

"A tireless advocate for the more than 6,000 homeless students served each year by the district...Fox has helped make sure that the students and their families are able to access not only the educational services they need, but also social services to help the students succeed," said an article in the APS honoring Fox when she retired in 2014.

"Helen Fox has been described as tireless educator, civil servant and 'angel on earth'," said Bruzze Ranieri director of ABQ Ride, which oversees the Wall of Fame at the Alvarado Transportation Center.

Read more about the ceremony honoring Helen Fox in The Albuquerque Journal.

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