​Poder Familiar-Abriendo Puertas, a project of Earth Care International

Miguel Acosta, Associate with the Center for Relational Learning and co-leader of the Poder Familiar CWG Si Se Puede! Si Se Puede! The chant, that she created, rang out and grew louder as Dolores concluded her words and prepared to enter the CCA theatre for the premiere of the film based on her life, Dolores! Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United …

Celebrating Día de los Muertos (English y Español)

Ellie Hoffman, AmeriCorps VISTA On November 1, Poder Familiar and EarthCare hosted a Día de los Muertos celebration. A group of parents met for several weeks leading up to the event for planning. They discussed the ways that their families have traditionally celebrated the holiday. Their ideas were brought to life at Zona del Sol on the evening of Día de los …

Our families Leading (English y Español)

Ellie Hoffman, AmeriCorps VISTA  The Poder Familiar Working Group is up and running! The group meets weekly with the goal of engaging parents and youth to become community leaders. In October, group members discussed the characteristics they desire to see in their children, planned a Día de los Muertos celebration, continued to develop English conversation skills, and began spreading the …

Race Equity and Implicit Bias Trainings

Sarah Cheney, AmeriCorps VISTA On October 20th and 21st, the Mentoring and Tutoring Collaborative hosted two Race Equity and Implicit Bias trainings, led by Sarah Silva of PICO National. The most important takeaway I came with was tone. When you approach topics like racism and inequality you won’t gain much support if you’re angry and defensive. But if you approach …

Ready to Read: The Reading Group’s First Event!

Adria Winfield, AmeriCorps VISTA The Reading Group, a Birth to Career Collaborative Working Group, held its first public event, Santa Fe’s Ready to Read, on Saturday, October 14th.   Young readers visited the Santa Fe Railyard from 5 to 7 pm, where they had the opportunity to practice their literacy skills with an audience of mini horses, provided by My Little Horse …

Our Students Strengths and Struggles

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; Our Students Strengths and Struggles.   Before becoming a VISTA I worked closely with several children in the Santa Fe area and someday I hope to be able to do so again. What’s been …

The Interfaith Coalition for Public Education Needs You!

Learn more about a great tutoring program here in Santa Fe! ​The Interfaith Coalition for Public Education, a network of concerned community members dedicated to improving outcomes in Santa Fe Public Schools, welcomes volunteers interested in elementary, middle, or high school classroom tutoring. Formed in 2012, the Interfaith Coalition recruited over 50 volunteers from our faith communities in its first year. Presently Coalition …