Spring 2018 Educational Success & Career Pathways

Total of $253,000 granted:

 

Armand Hammer United World College of the American West - $5,000:  To support provision of free tutoring and educational support programs to Las Vegas youth on a weekly basis in school and after school.

 

Breakthrough Santa Fe - $19,250:  To support ongoing work with young people who will be first in their families to go to college. Breakthrough provides a 6-year intensive academic program, one-on-one college counseling, tutoring services, and advocacy support for students and their families. [Includes $5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund; $2,000 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Bridges Project for Education - $5,750:  To support a continuum of college access programs for first-generation to college, low income, and minority students. Programs support students of all ages:  free, comprehensive and one-on-one college admissions, and financial aid counseling; College Connections – an early college awareness curriculum (grades 8-12) teaches proactive choices to achieve secondary and life goals, and pilot alumni support and tracking program. [$5,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund, $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Cañones Early Childhood Center - $6,000:  To support early childhood education, child development, and emergent literacy services, and to interrupt the cycles of rural isolation and poverty in this underserved population of northern New Mexico. [Includes $500 from Mary Anne & Bruce Larsen Fund, and $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund]

 

Communities in Schools of New Mexico - $12,250:  To support wrap-around services in ten Santa Fe public schools in low-income neighborhoods, serving more than 5,000 students. CIS site coordinators work full-time in schools to build trusting relationships with students and increase access to community resources for children and families. [$5,000 from ABCD Fund, $5,000 from Mountain Lyon Fund, $2,000 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Community Learning Network - $5,000:  To support the New Mexico TechWorks project to expand tech access and education, and to increase tech enterprise and employment in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico.

 

Cooking With Kids - $1,250:  To support Cooking with Kids educators and purchase fresh affordable food and supplies for hands-on cooking classes with Santa Fe and Española public school students. [$1,000 from ABCD Fund, and $250 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund]

 

El Rito Public Library - $750:  To support repurposing of a 40-foot graffiti-covered metal shipping container storage unit, currently sitting alongside library front parking lot, into a Friends of the Library book, coffee, sandwich and community information kiosk. [$500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Embudo Valley Library & Community Center - $1,750:  To support rural public library, three well-established youth literacy programs, teen workshops, a makerspace, an evening lecture series, free public access computers, distance learning services, and a community center for area residents. [$1,000 from ABCD Fund, $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Embudo Valley Tutoring Association - $6,000:  To support free in-school tutoring and dyslexia therapy in three rural Rio Arriba County locations to vulnerable children. EVTA works with families, teachers, principals, and the local library to create effective individualized and small group interventions that help students progress academically and attain grade level benchmarks. [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Fathers New Mexico - $11,500:  To support services to young and otherwise challenged fathers, including facilitation of school-based groups for struggling middle school boys. [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, $250 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

First Serve - New Mexico, Inc. - $15,250:  To support provision of free, structured afterschool program staffed with highly-qualified, caring tutors and tennis instructors, with the purpose of preventing student disengagement, school dropout, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, crime, suicide, and cyclical poverty. [Includes $5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library - $1,750: To support joint effort with the Friends of the Library to enhance and improve the Summer Reading Program for children by designing and implementing strategies for measuring program impact and effectiveness, particularly for 3rd-grade readers. Interventions will be created to address reading-skill attrition. [$1,000 from ABCD Fund, $500 from Mary Anne & Bruce Larsen Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Girls Incorporated of Santa Fe, Inc. - $16,500:  To support implementation of Bold Goal in which Girls Inc.’s proven dynamic model is employed so that 1,500 girls (15% of girls in Santa Fe) are empowered to discover their strengths and thrive. [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, and $500 from Shelly Koffler Humane Fund]

 

Hand-on Heritage (a program of SFPS) - $1,000:  To support a culturally relevant 5-week summer learning experience for Santa Fe Public School students grades 4-8, designed to mitigate summer learning loss and to provide enrichment activities centered around the unique New Mexico history, cultures, environment, and heritage. [$1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Las Cumbres Community Services - $17,000:  To support evaluation of 3 and 4-year olds currently enrolled in the Las Cumbres Conjunto Therapeutic Pre-K Preschool for improved kindergarten readiness. Children will receive targeted screening and therapeutic support to address adverse childhood experiences. [Includes $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe - $11,000:  To support educational support and career pathways for disconnected youth through free tutoring in reading, writing, and speaking English, as well as general life skills. [Includes $5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $1,000 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund]

 

Littleglobe, Inc. - $5,000:  To support fellowship and intern programs, which are offered in collaboration with other youth-serving agencies, which provide paid, real-world, relevant workforce skills training in media production for at-risk and disconnected youth in Santa Fe. [$5,000 from Ruth Anne Norris Education Endowment Fund]

 

Make Santa Fe - $10,000:  To support improvement and expansion of high-impact and life-changing next-generation skills training programs which empower creative entrepreneurship and support regional business innovation. [Includes $5,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund]

 

MathAmigos Collaborative Working Group, SF B2C Collaboration - $5,000:  To support a MathAmigos Teachers’ Workshop on June 4-8, 2018 to train 28 K-5 teachers to inspire students to learn math and become mathematical problem solvers. SFPS has agreed to provide matching funds for an additional 28 K-5 teachers at this workshop.

 

May Center for Learning – Ready to Read CWG - $11,000:  To support teacher training and coaching needed to ensure that students from low socioeconomic populations at low performing schools receive high quality, evidence based structured literacy instruction and progress. [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Mother Tongue Project - $6,250:  To support operations for the coordination, delivery, and expansion of its literacy education, and support for teen parents. Currently at Capital High School, three integrated programs combine experience-resonant 11th/12th grade academic English instruction, a curated in-class library, and 1:1 mentorships pairing current students with former teen parents who have achieved educational and professional success. [Includes $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Mountain Kids! LLC - $250:  To support opportunities for 3rd grade public school children to connect with nature through curriculum-connected field trips to natural settings. [$250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

National Dance Institute - $26,250:  To support dance-based educational enrichment to 1,690 low-income and high-risk students at 25 elementary schools in northern New Mexico. Program will provide a sequential pathway of skill-building and support to K and grades 3-9 children during and after school, thereby filling a gap in resources which can lead to school failure, substance abuse, and poor health in these communities. [Includes $10,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $1,000 from Susan& Conrad De Jong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

New Mexico State Library Foundation - $1,000:  To support capacity building of library programming such as Libraries as Launchpads – a pre-accelerator program for aspiring New Mexico entrepreneurs that fast-tracks participants from idea and concept to action and business formation. [$1,000 from ABCD Fund]

 

Ojo Sarco Community Center - $5,750:  To support ongoing programs including monthly food pantry, sponsorship of activities for children, and creating a public space for this rural at-risk community. [Includes $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Reading Quest - $2,000:  To support training of volunteer tutors from Santa Fe service organizations, individual community members, and teachers and parents at Sweeney Elementary, in fun, effective, hands-on activities to help children who are struggling to become proficient readers. [$2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program - $5,250:  To support recruitment, training, and matching Community volunteers with adult Basic Literacy and English as a second language students, as well as provision of educational materials and ongoing support to adult students and continuing education for tutors. [$5,000 from Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund and $250 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund]

 

Santa Fe Botanical Garden - $10,000:  To support Santa Fe Community Educators Network Collaborative Working Group in ensuring that every child and adult can learn outside through engaging activities in the public garden and nature preserve through free field trips, summer opportunities, internships, and early childhood programs.

 

Santa Fe Community Yoga Center - $1,250:  To support Yoga in Schools Program – research shows yoga-inspired exercise improves students’ physical health, psychological wellbeing, social skills, and academic performance. [$1,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Santa Fe Science Initiative - $5,250:  To support hands-on, inquiry-based professional development for K-8 teachers in a Summer Institute, followed by Saturday workshops during the school year. [$5,000 from Ruth Anne Norris Education Endowment Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Santa Fe Waldorf School - $2,000:  To develop expanded support for learning differentials through professional development and training for faculty, and individualized tutoring and instruction for specific students. [$2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Silver Bullet Productions - $5,000:  To support relevant educational experiences through workshops, public events, and documentaries. [“Relevancy” is when teaching, skills and materials are connected to a student’s culture and history.]

 

STEM Santa Fe - $2,500:  To support programs for students in grades 5 -12 (500+ students) in STEM enrichments in settings that are interesting, inspiring, and engaging. Includes annual STEM conference for girls, math festival, project-based STEM afterschool clubs. [$2,500 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund]

 

Talpa Community Center Association, Inc. - $1,750:  To support continued operations, as well as senior sewing/quilting, kids ceramics, kids summer reading, and free lunch programs. [$1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Tarnoff Art Center - $1,000:  To support lessons on technical fabricating, welding and art to enable students to realize the potential for careers in industry and engineering. [$1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund]

 

Truchas Services Center - $12,750:  To support the library, preschool, summer youth program, food distribution, and adult programs for this provider of public services available to residents of Truchas, Cordova, and the surrounding area. [Includes $2,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund, and $250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Twirl:  A Play & Discovery Space - $250:  To support skill development for children ages 5-12 with STEAM camps, in-school programs, on-site field trips, and an annual maker faire. [$250 from Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund]

 

Youth Heartline - $6,250:  To support SmArt House, a year-round out-of-school enrichment program located in a Taos low-income housing development, which provides meals, allows low-income children to have access to arts programming, sports, and supports development of key literacy and math skills. [$5,000 from Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation Fund, $1,000 from Jack & Mary Gilliam Endowment Fund, and $250 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund]

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