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                                                            April 14, 2016

In this issue:

Collaborative Working Group Grant Deadline April 18th | Summer Programs and Extended Learning | AmeriCorps VISTA Recruiting | Upcoming Events!   

CWG Proposal Priority Deadline is April 18

Collaboration Hub imageSupporting Collective Actions to Improve Birth to Career Outcomes. 

The Santa Fe Birth-to-Career Collaboration (SF B2C) invites proposals from Collaborative Working Groups (CWGs) that have come together to plan and execute collective actions to improve outcomes within the birth to career continuum for children and youth in Santa Fe. Through this Grant, SF B2C will provide targeted financial assistance, technical assistance, and coordination with other CWGs and community partners to support the collective actions. Approximately $100,000 in total funding will be allocated to support five to ten CWG grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 for each grantee. Funding can be used to support the Group’s planning, research, data collection, resource coordination, communications, community engagement, capacity building and/or other short-term collaborative priority initiatives.

For priority consideration, groups are encouraged to submit proposals by April 18th, 2016. After priority consideration, proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 30, 2016, or until all allocated funds have been utilized to support a cohort of five to ten CWGs in 2016.    

Summer Programs/Extended Learning

SFPS Summer Programs

At Santa Fe Public Schools we believe that every child should have the opportunity to participate in high-quality summer programs that both increase learning and offer fun, innovative enrichment activities.  It is a Santa Fe Public Schools priority to keep our students exploring, discovering, and growing over the summer. Visit the Santa Fe Public Schools website to download the flyer and learn more about the summer and extended learning opportunities available in Santa Fe.

Other Useful Community Resources for Summer Programs in Santa Fe:
1. Website for the Extended Learning for Santa Fe Public Schools - Collaborative Working Group 
This CWG supported by Santa Fe Birth to Career Collaboration is working to improve coordination and expand access to quality afterschool and summer programs for SFPS students.
Santa Fe Public Schools Summer Programs flyer
3. Summer Youth Program provided by City of Santa Fe
4. Camps for Kids Summer Program Directory provided by the Santa Fe New Mexican
5. Santa Fe Children

National Resources on Importance of Summer Learning:
NBC's Brian Williams discusses how summer learning loss puts students at a disadvantage academically
National Summer Learning Association Website (Facts on benefits of summer learning)
Wallace Foundation Report:"Making Summer Count." (118 pages)


Recruiting VISTAs for Santa Fe Collective Impact!

Are you interested or know someone who may be interested in serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member? This important position will help implement the Collective Action Plans of the Santa Fe Birth to Career Collaboration and the Mayor’s Children, Families and Communities Cabinet. We are recruiting Six AmeriCorps VISTA members to work in the areas of:


  • Early Childhood

  • Mentoring, Tutoring and Internship Hub

  • Extended Learning

  • Prevention and Re-engagement of Disconnected Youth

  • Career Pathways and Workforce Development

  • Grant Writing and Best Practice Research

VISTA members will work closely with community leaders and partners to develop community outreach strategies, implement collaborative projects and engage youth and adults in the community, as well as supporting resource development for long-term sustainability and success of the collective impact efforts.

Recruiting will take place immediately and on a rolling-basis with a target start date April - June for all positions. 

SF B2C Upcoming Partner Events!

Santa Fe Community College Career Fair: 
April 21st, Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join the SF B2C at the upcoming Santa Fe Community College FANTASTIC FUTURES CAREER FAIR. This fair is an excellent place for recruiters to find and speak to great candidates.  30 percent of SFCC students have advanced degrees and are updating their skills or re-careering.

We'll be there recruiting AmeriCorp VISTA members. Come by out booth and say hi! For more information you can call 505-428-1406 . To learn more and RSVP contact


INSPIRE Santa FE 2016
April 22nd, Friday from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
@ Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavillion

Join us in the Railyard for a public festival of learning. Youth protégés from across Santa Fe will share what they have learned through their mentorships in fields like belly dancing, the science of complexity, wild horse management, and baseball. The program will begin with exhibitions and displays and then move into presentations and performances.

There will be a booth with information about other mentoring programs in Santa Fe. If you are a provider you can contact us about sharing your information


Fiesta Para Bebes
May 7th, Saturday, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a very special day that celebrates babies.  The Santa Fe Community Foundation’s Baby Fund will host the second annual community fair and celebration called the Fiesta Para Bebés: Celebrating the First Five Years of Life on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at El Camino Real Academy.

We are inviting providers of services for infants and young children to be present and offer information that supports children and their families, be it social service, entertainment, education, health and welfare.


SF B2C Communications 

Have news to share with SF B2C?  Send your content to or attend the on-going, open SF B2C Communications Team meeting on third Fridays of the month, 9am-10:30am at the Santa Fe Community Foundation (501 Halona Street).   Next meeting will take place on April 15, 2016.  

Connect with Us Online

The Santa Fe Birth to Career Collaboration is growing its presence online and offering our community even more ways to participate in this work and communicate with us.

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Santa Fe Birth to Career Collaboration (SF B2C) is a collective impact effort to achieve better outcomes across the birth to career continuum in Santa Fe County.   Visit to learn more.
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