R4 Creating

Mailing Address: 6391 Roadrunner Loop, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
County of Location: Bernalillo, Sandoval
Phone: (505) 385-6344
NTEE Code: A- Arts, Culture and Humanities, B- Education, J- Employment, Job Related, O- Youth Development, S- Community Improvement, Capacity Building, W- Public, Society Benefit
Mission Statement:

At R4Creating, our mission is to provide support for those organizations making valuable contributions to increase the number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) entrepreneurial opportunities for students that link young people to their future as economic contributors and unlocking their potential to do extraordinary things!

Primary Programs:

R4 Robotics: We support students in Competitive Robotics to develop their team to compete in both BEST robotics and VEX robotics competitions. Team development includes designing and engineering robots, but additionally includes an entrepreneurial component of Marketing Presentation, Outreach to the community, Engineering Notebook, Sportsmanship and many other facets that students face in a project-based learning environment. The team also supports many other robotics competitions including RoboRave and RoboTex. The 30 students on the team (50% female) also act as staff mentors for summer camps that reach hundreds of students every summer with our partner, Be Greater Than Average LLC.

Other Programs:

We are currently working to develop an internship program to link the students in this program with local industry as a way to strengthen our local workforce and aid in experiential training for the students.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Bernalillo, Lea, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Torrance, Valencia
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $100,000 - $249,999
Personnel: All Volunteer
Executive Director:

Shelly Gruenig

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about service learning, Accepts inquiries about internships
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Types of Services Offered: Direct Services


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