MathAmigos’ Math Teacher Workshop #2

Molly Timmins, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader MathAmigos held an exciting second Math Teacher Workshop on February 24th at the Higher Education Center. For this workshop, teachers asked for additional resources and games focused on teaching fractions to their 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. The dedicated community partners and SFPS staff on the MathAmigos team sure did deliver! Teachers rotated between …

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 …