Breakthrough tutoring session

Breakthrough Santa Fe

Learn more about a great tutoring program here in Santa Fe! Breakthrough Santa Fe is a college-access and preparedness program that helps prepare students in the Santa Fe area for a college education. We work closely with the Santa Fe Public Schools to identify motivated 6th graders who will need our support to make it to college. These students then …

National Tutoring Week Reflection

Molly Timmins, AmeriCorps VISTA In honor of National Tutoring Week, I would like to recognize a tutor who had a huge impact on my life. When I arrived at college, I was terrified that I would be taking calculus. Math had been my worst subject in high school and my math teachers would tell me I was smart and should …

Group Activity: How do we learn?

Exploring How to Learn

Sarah Raine Cheney, AmeriCorps VISTA Starting on September 21st, the Santa Fe Mentoring and Tutoring Collaborative (SFMT) began hosting weekly, Thursday night workshops with Kathryn Ugoretz. Kathryn has been an educator for 26 years and she specializes in reading, writing, and executive function. She has created this workshop series specifically to fit SFMT’s needs. The first session was on improving …

Truancy - A2A 2016-2017 Data

In Santa Fe: Progress in Addressing Truancy

At SFPS, we know the importance of attendance as it relates to student achievement, graduation, career readiness and overall success. This year we are trying to encourage a systemic approach, working alongside our students, parents and community members. It is of great benefit to all to have our students in school and engaging in their education. Over the past year, …

Alishiya Kapoor’s End of Service Reflections

This past year as an AmeriCorps VISTA who works in an indirect service capacity after coming from my three years of full-time direct service was a very new experience for me. I worked with two Collaborative Working Groups focused on extended learning: Santa Fe Community Educators Network (SFCEN) and Collaborative Working Group on Extended Learning. Both groups have taught me a …

Summer Fun with the Santa Fe Community Educators

NetworkCollaboration at its finest. Summer of 2017 brought about a successful partnership in summer programing! The City’s Summer Youth Program, partnered with the Santa Fe Community Educators Network (SFCEN) to provide enrichment programming at Sweeney Elementary, one of the Summer Youth Program sites. Partner organizations of SFCEN each chose a week to provide 2-3 hours of programming every day at Sweeney Elementary. Each week, two organizations took a group of 25 kids ages 9-12 to do activities. These activities included field trips …

Syncing Up Volunteers and Volunteer Training

Molly Timmins, AmeriCorps VISTA I have had the unique opportunity to work with some wonderful and inspirational people from over 20 organizations in Santa Fe over the last 10 months. However, I do not get to spend a lot of time with the volunteers or the youth they serve. My primary role is supporting the programs and staff that support …

Bright Spot: Extended Learning Programs a Growing Focus in Santa Fe

The importance of high-quality after-school and summer programming is well understood. This is particularly important during the summer months, as many students experience the “Summer Slide” – see video below. Fortunately, high-quality after-school and summer programming – also referred to as extended learning programs – have been a growing focus here in Santa Fe.  For parents who work full-time, enrolling their …

End of Service Reflections

Tom DuBois It’s been an interesting year.  After teaching in public high schools for nine years the pace, culture, and cleanliness of the bathrooms at the community foundation was both jolting and welcome.  I remember telling myself that maybe this self-imposed sabbatical would work out.  The first weeks were spent trying to wrap my head around where exactly I fit …

Hot Meals for Santa Fe Families Served with a Side of Study Time

Alishiya Kapoor ​New and Expanded programs in Santa Fe offer meals to families. This fall/winter throughout Santa Fe, there have been three programs that have emerged or expanded to offer meals to families around the city. The Homework Diner started in Late November at Boys & Girls Club of Santa Fe on Jaguar drive.  In partnership with Santa Fe City, …