Abriendo Puertas Graduation

Abriendo Puertas Graduation

After 10 weeks of classes, a cohort of 8 dedicated Abriendo Puertas students celebrated graduation. The curriculum focused on educating and empowering parents as leaders. Each parent in the course committed to learning about healthy physical and emotional development, positive communication, academic preparation, language learning, and advocating for children’s rights. Over the course of the ten classes, the weekly sessions …

MathAmigos’ First Math Teacher Workshop

Jennifer Barreto, AmeriCorpsVISTA The MathAmigos Workshop was a hit amongst earnest teachers, who brought along their curiosities and an air of enthusiasm for the opportunity to explore innovative curriculum. After an introduction to the team, and an overview of the day, teachers swiftly transitioned to their first session. James Taylor started his seminar with hands-on participation, introducing a puzzle-like brain …

¡Santa Fe Convive! Connecting Parents to Resources

Sarah Cheney, AmeriCorps VISTA Everyone needs resources, but the biggest problem is finding them; ¡Santa Fe Convive! strives to be that connector. Convive focuses on addressing the growing gap of early childhood disparity in Santa Fe County through our bi-monthly “teach and talk” workshops. When they filled out the B2C grant in July, Convive was originally comprised of Many Mothers, …

MLK Day: A Day On, Not a Day Off

Ellie Hoffman, AmeriCorps VISTA On January 15th, our nation will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the many legacies Dr. King left was that of service to others. He believed “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” To honor Dr. King, the AmeriCorps VISTAs at …

VISTAs Help Spread Holiday Cheer!

Molly Timmins, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader The AmeriCorps VISTAs spread holiday cheer at Adelante’s Juntos Project. Every Wednesday Adelante’s Juntos Project serves dinner to families, which was provided by First Presbyterian this week, and the Santa Fe Community Educators Network offers an activity for the kids. At the last Juntos Project evening of 2017, the VISTAs offered fun holiday activities for …

Hour of Code 2017

The Opportunity Santa Fe AmeriCorps VISTA team participated in the 2017 Hour of Code. They learned the basics of programming as part of a national movement to increase computer programming nationwide for students in a nation where computing jobs are the #1 source of income and there are over half a million open positions. Our region became part of the …

Adelante Juntos Project

Every Wednesday night SFPS Adelante hosts the Juntos Project, serving a hot meal to homeless families and providing parent education classes on topics such as family communication and family literacy. The Santa Fe Community Educators Network (SF CEN) partners with Adelante to host fun enrichment program for the kids. AmeriCorps VISTA Adria, who supports SF CEN, attended the Juntos Project this November. SF …