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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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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How Do We Solve Our Infant Care Crisis?

OSF Team/ March 28, 2019/ Early Childhood Education

By Catherine Dry | Director, Santa Fe Baby Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation | March 28, 2019 We live in an infant care desert in Santa Fe. As a community, we only have enough high quality, center-based child care for seven percent of the babies born in our city. The Baby Fund, in close collaboration with the Infant Care Workgroup

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Legislation Recap: A Huge Win for Early Childhood

OSF Team/ March 28, 2019/ Early Childhood Education

By Jennifer Duran-Sallee | Director, Early Childhood Center of Excellence, Santa Fe Community College | March 28, 2019 The year’s legislative session was full of promise and excitement thanks to the great surplus of state funding available. One of the most exciting bills for early childhood passed on March 14, when Governor Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 22 (SB22) into law

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They Came, They Saw, They Volunteered

OSF Team/ September 17, 2018/ Disconnected Youth, Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education, Post Secondary

Molly Timmins, Opportunity Santa Fe Program Coordinator | September 17, 2018 Growing up I always volunteered– through Key Club, Circle K International, Kiwanis and with numerous nonprofits across New York, Maryland, and New Mexico. By being a part of a service club, it made finding volunteer opportunities that matched my interests and skills, easy and accessible. However, for others, finding the

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Ready, Set, Read!

OSF Team/ August 20, 2018/ Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education

By Dana Greenblatt, AmeriCorps VISTA | August 20, 2018 For volunteers who arrived early Sunday morning to set up the Community Book Swap at the Santa Fe Place Mall, it seemed as if the stream of book boxes being unloaded would never end! While the majority of books from the March swap were generated from donation boxes placed in local schools,

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Swap till you Drop

OSF Team/ April 11, 2018/ Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education

Dana Greenblatt and Jennifer Barreto, AmeriCorps VISTAs | April 11, 2018 While books and access to reading opportunities are an essential element of child development, many families do not have consistent access to books for their children and teens. The Community Book Swap aimed to address this critical need for books in the homes of so many families in Santa Fe.

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