2019 Grantees - Educational Success

Educational Success & Career Pathways – a total of $474,750 granted

 

Barrios Unidos - $6,000:  To support grandparents and great-grandparents who are raising grandchildren without support, due to families being shattered by addiction. To prevent this trauma from affecting future generations, we will enable increased community cooperation and collaboration through education and empowerment of our youth. [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region - $16,500:  To support one-on-one youth mentoring program, as well as assist with mentor recruitment, screening and background checks, match activities, and training and support. [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, and $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Breakthrough Santa Fe - $44,750:  To support ongoing work with young people, helping them to be the first in their families to attend college. Six-year intensive academic program offered with one-on-one college counseling, tutoring services, and advocacy support for students and their families. [$20,000 from Buckman Family Fund, $15,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $4,250 from Ruth Anne Norris Education Endowment, $2,500 from E.F. Camrick Fund, $2,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Bridges Project for Education - $500:  To support post-secondary access programs for first generation to college, low-income, minority and nontraditional students. [$500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Canones Early Childhood Center - $500:  To support family-centered child development and early literacy services to an underserved population of rural, isolated families with preschool children. [$500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Communities in Schools New Mexico - $19,500:  To support work within pre-K thru 12 public schools to build relationships with Santa Fe’s most vulnerable youth to empower them to stay in school and succeed in life. Our model creates a School Support Plan that engages the community to create positive, measurable outcomes for students. [Includes $2,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, $1,000 from Shelly Koffler Humane Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, and $500 from Sanford & Jane Brickner Advised Fund]

 

Dual Language Education of New Mexico - $500:  To support SFPS in development of a K-12 pathway for dual language education, designed to promote equity in narrowing the achievement gap in English language learners and Hispanic student subgroups. [$500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

El Ranchito de los Niños Foundation - $7,000:  To support stable long-term home for New Mexico siblings ages 0-18 as an alternative to foster care, and to provide opportunities they would not otherwise have access to, in the belief that education can break the cycle. [$5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Forest Stewards Guild - $3,000:  To support youth conservation crews in partnership with US Forest Service, NM Youth Conservation Commission and others, which provide rural youth with on-the-job training, education, college credits, certifications, and career pathways. [$3,000 from Buckman Family Fund]

 

Girls Incorporated of Santa Fe - $15,500:  To support tripling the number of girls served annually (to 1,500) by 2022 through expansion to serve girls in public elementary, middle, and high schools, Santa Fe Indian School, and Pueblo schools. [$10,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund, $3,000 from Lauren Eaton Prescott Charitable Fund, $1,500 from Shelly Koffler Humane Fund, and $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Innovate-Educate NM - $16,000:  To create and support career pathways in healthcare with a focus on high-demand jobs in Healthcare IT and Informatics for career success. [$15,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe - $3,000:  To support growing Literacy Tutoring Program which is the only program in Santa Fe providing free, quality tutoring services to nearly 400 adults seeking to improve their basic reading skills or to learn English as a second language. [$2,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund, and $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Mentoring Kids Works NM - $6,750:  To support provision of local young adult mentorship opportunities for at-risk 3rd graders who read below grade level. [$3,000 from Buckman Family Fund, $2,500 from E.F. Camrick Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, and $250 from Andrew D. Beckerman Advised Endowment]

 

National Dance Institute New Mexico - $23,000:  Through dance, to provide transformational educational enrichment to primarily low-income and high-risk students at elementary schools and at Dance Barns facility in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico. Program provides sequential pathway of skill-building and support to K-12 children during/after school. [$15,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $5,000 from Valerie & Bud Hamilton Family Fund, $1,000 from John S. & Chesney D. Gulas Charitable Fund, $1,000 from Margarita & Thomas J. Kintz Fund, and $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty - $35,000:  To support NMCLP’s role in collaborative effort to implement the Yazzie decision and transform New Mexico’s public-school system, holding the State accountable to advance a multicultural, equitable education framework and providing the educational resources needed to succeed in college, career, and life. [Includes $20,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund]

 

Pegasus Legal Services for Children - $15,000:  To support programs for children and youth and to continue high-quality legal representation, confidential legal advice, community education, and systemic advocacy on behalf of Santa Fe County’s most vulnerable young people.

 

Prosperity Works - $5,000:  To support the development and implementation of asset building products, advocacy to address systemic barriers to financial stability, and integration of asset strategies into health systems, schools, and businesses.

 

Reading Quest - $13,000:  To support delivery of one-on-one and small group tutoring for struggling readers from low-income families, most of whom are in English Language Learner classrooms. [Includes $1,500 from Shelly Koffler Humane Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, and $500 from John & Sarah Bienvenu Fund]

 

Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program - $1,250:  To support recruiting, training, and matching community volunteers with adult basic literacy and ESL students in Española; provide educational materials/on-going support to students and continuing education for tutors. [$1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, and $250 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps - $6,500: To support American Sign Language Inclusion Crew through life skills and workforce development training, to help them overcome barriers to employment and provide access to community service opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth. Projects include landscape improvement at Railyard Park and SITE Santa Fe. [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment and $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Rural Library:  Eleanor Daggett Memorial Library in Chama - $6,000:  To support additional staff to create and implement educational and enrichment programs for children and adults, and to enhance website; through use of social media, keep community informed about library’s educational services and materials, and to encourage community involvement in future decision-making processes. [Includes $500 from Mary Anne & Bruce Larsen Fund, and $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Rural Library:  El Rito Public Library - $500:  To support repair and refinishing of wood floors in children’s room of WPA-era library, as well as creation of two original floorcloths to prepare for an eight-week Summer Reading project with original art by youth. [$500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Rural Library:  Embudo Valley Library and Community Center - $10,500:  To support public library, youth literacy, STEM, arts and culture programs, evening lecture series, free public access computing, Wi-Fi, small business supports, and community center, with the goal of increasing social, health, and educational equity for area residents. [Includes $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Rural Library:  Ojo Sarco Community Center - $10,000:  To support library, meeting room, child enrichment programs, and playground.  Community Center space is also used for food pantry, food bank, volunteer fire department and Emergency Medical Service. [Includes $2,500 from E.F. Camrick Fund, $2,000 from Buckman Family Fund, and $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Rural Library:  Pueblo de Abiquiu Library and Cultural Center - $6,500:  To support development of new career awareness in our youth through mentorship program with University of Berkeley, CA archaeology field schools w here college students mentor our local youth in preparation for college life. [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment and $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Rural Library:  Talpa Community Center Association - $500:  To provide a safe place to come for educational resources, recreational and/or social events, and a playground for children. TCC is also a free-lunch site and offers a summer reading program for K-7th grades. [$500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Rural Library:  Truchas Services Center - $12,000:  To support community-based programs including a rural public library, preschool, summer program for grade schoolers, and adult interest groups (weaving, art classes, film series). [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, $500 from Mary Anne & Bruce Larsen Fund, and $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Santa Fe Alliance for Science - $19,000:  To support volunteer network of scientists, engineers, and other professionals who inspire and engage students through experiential learning activities to strengthen student confidence and competence. [Includes $10,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $3,000 from Buckman Family Fund, and $1,000 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Santa Fe Boys and Girls Clubs - $15,500:  To support Diplomas to Degrees Program which gives members the tools (and encouragement) to achieve academic success, high school graduation, goal-setting, and college readiness. [Includes $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

Santa Fe Business Incubator - $250:  To address creation of new high-wage skilled jobs; creation and expansion of stable businesses; support for innovative firms that attract capital, revenue, and a broadening of the tax base; offering opportunities to low-income, minority women and disadvantaged entrepreneurs. [$250 from Phillip Haworth & Gayle Mills Fund]

 

Santa Fe Children’s Museum - $21,000:  To provide informal interactive learning that supports STEM and Early Childhood education through exhibits, programs, camps, and family-centered events; as well as helping caregivers become more effective educators in their child’s everyday life. [$20,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Santa Fe Science Initiative - $4,250:  To support annual five-day Summer Science Teacher Institute featuring Making Sense of Science curriculum, research-based professional learning course that empowers educators with the skills needed to incorporate Next Generation Science Standards into their classrooms. [$4,250 from Ruth Anne Norris Education Endowment]

 

Santa Fe Waldorf School - $1,000:  To support financial assistance for students and professional development for faculty members. Santa Fe Waldorf currently has a 100% senior graduation rate – many of whom make the Dean’s List in their first year of college. [$1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment]

 

Teach Plus - $3,000:  To support Teaching Policy Fellowship which gives teachers a platform and access to decision makers to they can influence policy on behalf of New Mexico’s most vulnerable students. [$3,000 from Lauren Eaton Prescott Charitable Fund]

 

The Family YMCA and Española Teen Center - $11,250:  To support operational staff who provide local youth (ages 12-19) with tutoring, skill-building educational classes, and character development activities including field trips, sports/recreation, service projects, and substance abuse prevention activities. [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, and $250 from Phillip Haworth & Gayle Mills Fund]

 

Think New Mexico - $500:  To support work researching and advocating for public policy reforms that address serious challenges facing New Mexico. Successful initiatives include full-day kindergarten, and reforming the lottery to send increased dollars to scholarships. [$500 from Sanford & Jane Brickner Advised Fund]

 

YouthWorks – $39,500:  To support core programs which feature paid job skills-training combined with GED coursework and trades or professional certification. Apprenticeships with local businesses and entrepreneurial projects support youth to bridge their learning from education to employment. [Includes $20,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $2,500 from E.F. Camrick Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment, $500 from Mary Anne & Bruce Larsen Fund, and $500 from Susan & Conrad DeJong Fund]

 

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