Our Boys Need Mentors

Molly Timmins, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader | January 8, 2018 The majority of kids on waiting lists for a mentor are boys. This is true nationally and right here in Santa Fe. Think about your own life — did you have a mentor in your life growing up? What sort of men helped guide you? A father, coach, uncle, a caring teacher? …

VISTAs Help Spread Holiday Cheer!

Molly Timmins, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader | December 20, 2017 The AmeriCorps VISTAs spread holiday cheer at Adelante’s Juntos Project. Every Wednesday Adelante’s Juntos Project serves dinner to families, which was provided by First Presbyterian this week, and the Santa Fe Community Educators Network offers an activity for the kids. At the last Juntos Project evening of 2017, the VISTAs offered fun …

Adelante Juntos Project

Adria Winfield | December 12, 2017 Every Wednesday night SFPS Adelante hosts the Juntos Project, serving a hot meal to homeless families and providing parent education classes on topics such as family communication and family literacy. The Santa Fe Community Educators Network (SF CEN) partners with Adelante to host fun enrichment program for the kids. AmeriCorps VISTA Adria, who supports SF CEN, attended …

Tom Dubois’ End of Service Reflections

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 …

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

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 …

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 …