How Out-of-School-Time Creates Stronger Students

By Dana Greenblatt | Out of School Engagement for In Class Success, Santa Fe Community Educators Network As the afternoon sun hangs over late season sunflowers and ripe tomatoes at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, local elementary school students are deeply engaged in harvesting the summer’s abundant crop. Under the guidance of Cooking with Kids! and Santa Fe Botanical Garden …

Beads and Seeds- An insight into the 1st week of Community Educators Network Summer Programming

Kemely Gomez, AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate | June 26, 2018      Community Educators Network Summer Program- Week 1 The City of Santa Fe and the Community Educators Network are collaborating to provide a fun and enriching Summer Program!  It’s taking place at two sites, El Camino Real Academy and Sweeney Elementary School, and has started with a full range of …

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

By: Alishiya Kapoor | June 22, 2017 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 …

Collective Impact in Action in Santa Fe’s Summer and Afterschool Programs

By: Salome Block, AmeriCorps VISTA- Extended Learning Outreach and Resource Coordinator | August 17, 2016 What Does Collective Action Really Mean? ​ Collective impact was a phrase I had never heard despite my involvement with Model United Nations in college and having grown up in the nonprofit world in Santa Fe. One of the first things I was provided with on …