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The Atrisco Companies (comprised of six entities) were built on the idea that a solid back office, common to multiple businesses, allowed those non-profit enterprises to flourish because the founders of the non-profits could be optimally focused on their passion which was the programmatic effort and not necessarily the back office work.


As a member of Atrisco Companies, Ascend utilizes a non-profit status and business model that can truly focus on quality of services over profit. Ensuring your educational goals have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

Aligned Interests

Ascend Business Services and the Atrisco Companies pursue improved educational outcomes as a mission. Our interests are aligned with the charter school movement. Our contribution, services that mitigate risks and scale growth for charter schools.


We’re here to benefit our community.¬†Ascend Business Services is a member of the Atrisco Companies family. With roots here in New Mexico dating back to the 17th Century. A community based organization in the truest sense.


We provide a unique non-profit social enterprise model which through our own operational efficiency, we provide cost savings to your charter school.

How We Can Help

Budgeting, Financial Reporting & Forecasting Services

Develop realistic budgets and financial plans that help schools reach their short- and long-term strategic objectives.

Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

Ensure partner/client schools maintain accurate, reliable financial data and to safeguard their financial assets.

Cash Management

Ascend helps client/partners manage cash flow actively and effectively.

Payroll Processing and Retirement Reporting

Manage a wide range of payroll, human resource and retirement-related tasks, enabling schools to keep their primary focus on the classroom.

Compliance and Data Management Services

Assistance with detailed and time-consuming reporting requirements to school districts and with NM PED.

Purchasing and Procurement Services

Purchasing support for projects large and small to keep school initiatives moving along without disruption.

Carolyn Ortega

Executive Director

Carolyn’s passion for education and the desire to improve the accessibility of quality education for all members of the community have led to her joining the Ascend Business Services, a member of the Atrisco Companies.

Rosa Del Cid

Finance Director/Accountant

Rosa is a believer in developing small business.  She has dedicated her entire professional life to work as an accounting professional and to assist the clients in for profit and non-profit enterprises.


We handle the back-office so that you can focus on the classroom.