Race Equity and Implicit Bias Trainings

OSF Team/ November 3, 2017/ Disconnected Youth, K-12 Education, Post Secondary/ 1 comments

Sarah Cheney, AmeriCorps VISTA | November 3, 2017 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

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Exploring How to Learn

OSF Team/ October 5, 2017/ Disconnected Youth, K-12 Education/ 0 comments

Sarah Raine Cheney, AmeriCorps VISTA | October 5, 2017 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

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In Santa Fe: Progress in Addressing Truancy

OSF Team/ September 13, 2017/ Disconnected Youth, K-12 Education/ 0 comments

By: Crystal Ybarra | September 13, 2017 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

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Alishiya Kapoor’s End of Service Reflections

OSF Team/ August 31, 2017/ Disconnected Youth, K-12 Education/ 0 comments

Alishiya Kapoor | August 31, 2017 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

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

OSF Team/ June 22, 2017/ Disconnected Youth, Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education, Post Secondary/ 0 comments

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

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Tom Dubois’ End of Service Reflections

OSF Team/ June 8, 2017/ Disconnected Youth, Post Secondary/ 1 comments

By: Tom DuBois | June 8, 2017 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

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

OSF Team/ February 9, 2017/ Disconnected Youth, K-12 Education, Post Secondary/ 0 comments

Alishiya Kapoor | February 9, 2017 ​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

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¡YouthWorks! It isn’t magic – but it sure feels like it.

OSF Team/ October 11, 2016/ Disconnected Youth, K-12 Education, Post Secondary/ 0 comments

By: Tom DuBois, AmericaCorps VISTA | October 11, 2016 Arriving at ¡YouthWorks! is always exciting!  The parking lot can be quiet, but it’s usually not.  If you make it past the gauntlet of hungry, eager youth without a few glares of distrust, you must be a familiar face and adept at the hand slapping fist bump.  Arriving on the Tuesday morning

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