Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Community Adds Gym to Center.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Journal Staff Report



There's a place in the Mountain View neighborhood where working parents can drop off their kids before school and pick them up in the afternoons, where seniors do crafts or read to preschoolers, where there are free literacy programs and computer classes.

Trouble is, said Wendy Griego, who manages the Mountain View Community Center at 201 Prosperity SE, some people in the neighborhood don't know it's there.

That's likely to change when a new $1.2 million gym and stage are completed. Ground was broken Wednesday, and the additions are expected to take about a year.

"It's like a dream come true for us," Griego said. …

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