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Daniels Fund Grant | AmeriCorps VISTA Recruiting | HEC Strategic Plan Survey   

SF B2C Receives $400,000 Grant from Daniels Fund

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We are excited to announce that the Santa Fe Birth to Career Collaboration has been awarded a $400,000 multi-year grant from the Daniels Fund. The grant will support the next two years of SF B2C’s collective impact efforts to improve outcomes for birth to career success, well-being and equity in Santa Fe.  In 2014, the Daniels Fund provided an initial $200,000 grant that enabled SF B2C to build a strong community-wide partnership and momentum for collective impact with a shared vision, Collaborative Working Groups, Data Hub, Community Summit and a series of other convenings and reports.  We are grateful for the continued support and partnership.     

This new two-year grant will allow us to take full steps forward with stronger capacity as we move to implement the Collective Action Plans developed in partnership with the Mayor’s Children, Youth and Communities Cabinet and many Collaborative Working Group partners.  In 2016, SF B2C will also be partnering with the Mayor’s Cabinet to onboard six AmeriCorps VISTA members to help implement the Collective Action Plans.  Stay tuned for more positive momentum you can be part of and, if you haven’t yet, sign up to be a Collective Impact Partner.     

Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit to learn more. 
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. As announced in the last eNews, 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 of early April for some positions. 

Santa Fe Higher Education Center Survey

The Santa Fe Higher Education Center (HEC) opened in 2015 to increase access to affordable higher education in our community.  Santa Fe Community College, The Institute of American Indian Arts, New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico are working in partnership to provide additional undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students who want to stay and complete their degrees in Santa Fe.  

The HEC is in the process of creating a three-year strategic plan and would like to request your input on future programming and where resources should be directed. Please help us to better serve our community by taking a few minutes to complete the survey now!  Click here to 

Upcoming Event: Collaborative Working Group Convening

March 8th, Tuesday, 10am - 12pm @Santa Fe Community Foundation

You're invited to the next SF B2C Collaborative Working Group (CWG) Convening to share your progress with everyone as well as receive updates from the SF B2C and the Mayor’s Children, Youth and Communities Cabinet about the 2016 Action Plan. We hope to have at least two representatives from each CWG in attendance, but all are welcome! To participate, register here.

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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