2020: A Year In Review – December

Sarah Cheney/ December 17, 2020/ Uncategorized

Career Santa Fe and Campus Connections hosted a six-week ProSkills Boot Camp pilot program and trained 20 young adults to help businesses get up to speed with online marketing and social media business promotion. The participants held paid internships with 12 varied businesses throughout Santa Fe. This pilot program has left a positive impact on the lives of the young adults and their futures in

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Providing a Lifeline to Public Elementary School Teachers and Students

Sarah Cheney/ December 16, 2020/ K-12 Education

These are difficult times for all of us, but Santa Fe Public School teachers and their students have been hit particularly hard by the constraints of online learning, compounded by a dramatic decrease in funding for books, materials, and supplies for teachers and students alike. MathAmigos, a collaborative working group funded by Opportunity Santa Fe, focuses on training teachers from

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The Reading Group: Project Molina Gaylords

Sarah Cheney/ December 15, 2020/ Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education

The Reading Group a Collaborative Working Group of Opportunity Santa Fe, in concert with Santa Fe Public Schools is excited to announce that The Reading Group recently received a Molina Foundation Families Learning Together Grant of 55,000 books for children and youth.  The gift – valued in excess of $400,000 — arrived in Santa Fe Monday, December 14 on a

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2020: A Year In Review – November

Sarah Cheney/ November 29, 2020/ Uncategorized

MathAmigos worked with the Santa Fe Public Library to create Mathemagical Times, a unique summer math and literacy program in which 80 students between the ages of 4 – 14  participated by listening to math-themed books read aloud and playing math games and other activities. Earlier this month we conducted our first online teacher workshop for 35 teachers from the Airport

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STEM Scaffold Santa Fe @ Capital High School Program

Sarah Cheney/ August 25, 2020/ K-12 Education, Uncategorized

Starting in May 2017, STEM Santa Fe has spearheaded STEM Scaffold Santa Fe, a collaborative working group of educational and youth development groups working together to recruit, train and place local STEM college students and STEM professionals in sustained high school mentorship programs. Our mission is to see that every Santa Fe high school student has the preparation necessary to

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Santa Fe ¡Convive! During the Pandemic

Sarah Cheney/ July 30, 2020/ Uncategorized

Since the COVID-19 shutdown in March, Opportunity Santa Fe funding has allowed the organizations in Santa Fe ¡Convive!, Many Mothers and Gerard’s House, to provide emergency support to the families they serve. Both agencies have been distributing diapers to families, and Many Mothers has expanded this service to include baby food, formula, and fresh food (in partnership with Reunity Resources

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Early Childhood Activity Kits!

Sarah Cheney/ July 30, 2020/ Early Childhood Education

In June, Opportunity Santa Fe and the AmeriCorps VISTAs partnered with Santa Fe Baby Fund to assemble 450 early childhood activity bags for families with young children in Santa Fe, to provide enriching early childhood resources to families during extended stay at home orders and early childhood program closures. The bags, tailored to children under age 1, ages 1-2, and

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MathAmigos Meets COVID Challenges

Sarah Cheney/ June 26, 2020/ K-12 Education

With the emergence of COVID-19, MathAmigos has had to rethink how to offer innovative strategies to Santa Fe’s public elementary school teachers and come up with creative ways to reach Santa Fe’s public school children so they can experience the joys of learning math. Beginning in March, MathAmigos (a collaborative working group of Opportunity Santa Fe) has pivoted away from

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Rallying together to Distribute 19,000 Learning Packets

Sarah Cheney/ June 26, 2020/ K-12 Education, Uncategorized

Since the school closures in mid-March, nonprofits, teachers, and volunteers in our community have banded together to support students, families, and the Santa Fe Public School system through the Santa Fe Community Educators Network (SFCEN). The Community Educators Network is a group of educators from nonprofits in Santa Fe who have met monthly for more than six years to share

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