Applications are due on a rolling basis - there are only 15 open spots available - please complete this application ASAP
We are so excited to offer our El Puente Summer Leadership Academy this June 2021 for local youth 14-20 years old! This year we will be hosting the Academy in Santa Fe with a trip to visit and learn from our partner organizations in the Four Corners area.
If you're ready for change and want to be a part of making it happen, please apply! This program is free. The leadership academy is a week of leadership training, community building, friendship-making, and problem-solving. Do you care about the environment? Poverty? Immigrant rights? Education? Be apart of creating the solutions with your community! Grow the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to help our community & the Earth!
Our youth leaders led the 2019 NM Climate Strike and are leading a statewide, youth-led climate accountability and justice campaign. They've pushed for progressive policies at the NM legislature in the areas of education & democracy rights. They've led environmental work against dirty industries moving into our neighborhoods & have helped organize protests against police brutality & for racial justice in our communities.
Our program will have around 25 students in total with a team of Earth Care Staff available at all times during the program. After the leadership academy, youth will have the opportunity to participate in more exciting programs and activities through the Earth Care network on different issues throughout the summer and year.
Program Details and Program Dates
-Monday, June 7 - Wednesday June 9 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
-Thursday June 10 & Friday, June 11 all day (9:00-5:00 PM)
-This is a weeklong commitment in Santa Fe, 2 full day field trips.
WHERE: Santa Fe with 2 day trips
COST: Free for youth
OTHER: Overnight Housing is available for youth who do not live in Santa Fe & cannot drive to the program site everyday (Ex: SFIS students living outside of Santa Fe).
APPLICATION: Apply Here ASAP. Our Staff will review applications and get in contact with you for a short follow-up interview based on your application as well as to discuss COVID-19 Precautions and your availability and access needs during the Leadership Academy.
Earth Care has offered youth programs for 20 years. For more information & questions, please contact us by:
EMAIL: [email protected]
Meet the first evidence-based program developed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5 – and adopted by diverse communities across the country.
Join Earth Care and Fathers NM in a ten session course over Zoom.
We will be meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 PM.
Call Hector at 505-929-1789 for more information. Sign up here to join.
Santa Fe Asphalt Fight Takes Toxic Turn
Here's a call script from organizers from Keep Santa Fe Multicultural mural campaign. For more information, check out their website: https://keepsantafemulticultural.org/
my name is [insert your name] and I am your constituent from [insert city and state]. I am calling to ask Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to do everything in her power to save the historic Multicultural mural that currently resides on the Halpin Building on 2118 S Guadalupe Street. The Department of Cultural Affairs has not been transparent about their plans to demolish an important artwork, painted by renowned artists (Gilberto Guzmán, Frederico Vigil, Zara Kriegstein, Rosemary Stearns, David Bradley, and Linda Lomahoftewa) and members of the community, without public input.
I am calling on you to ask the DCA to postpone any further plans to demolish the mural. The DCA should host a public townhall and provide a timeline on Vladem Contemporary’s construction and all plans for demolition of the building. Given that DCA has misrepresented the conservator’s report on the mural, they should also seek a cost estimate proposal by a qualified professional examining all the options provided in Lawrence's original report. And while the DCA’s mission is a ‘dedication to preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state,’ by pushing for the destruction of a significant cultural and historical marker in Santa Fe, they are not only evading their stated mission, but treating the museum's construction and the mural's destruction as if it were entirely funded by private money when that is not the case.
Please advocate for this significant public artwork and all that it stands for.
Education Without Borders + Educación Sin Fronteras
Santa Fe’s first Plaza Comunitaria will start offering basic literacy and education classes for Spanish speakers this month
La primera Plaza Comunitaria en Santa Fe va a ofrecer estudios básicos y clases educacionales para hispanohablantes este mes
Cipriana, coordinator of Plaza Comunitario (Photo Credit: Santa Fe Reporter)
Exciting news!! The new Plaza Comunitaria is finally underway. We just signed the MOU with our partners and will soon be bringing classes (this month!). We have so much gratitude for the Consulado de México en Albuquerque for their partnership in this endeavor. Check out this article from the Santa Fe Reporter to read more about this program.
Spanish speakers who need help with basic literacy and education, including computer skills, will now have a new place to learn here on the Southside.
The program is for Spanish-speaking adults (of any nationality) to work on their elementary and secondary education, all for free. It will consist of different certified courses, including primary education and computer classes, basic literacy in Spanish and beginner English lessons.
If you are interested or know someone who might be in the Plaza Comunitaria, call 505-204-1628 or email [email protected]
Si está interesado o conoce a alguien que podría estar en la Plaza Comunitaria, llame al 505-204-1628 o envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected]