,Wishing you and your loved ones a nourishing holiday season
and sending special thanks to all who have helped make this an amazing year.
Join us in celebrating our birthday on December 22!
Over 100 students & community members participated in Southwest Experiential Education.
High school students from 5 states participated in the annual summer Teen Interfaith Dialogue.
As part of the "Love Where We Live" initiative, numerous neighborhood activities and events in the Historic Guadalupe District were supported including park improvements, painting days, a free neighborhood concert, & community mobilization. More than 32 CLN students and volunteers participated with local artist Carlos Cervantes in
Mural Restoration in Montanyo Park.
The Guadalupe Street Reconstruction Project was documented through student video and community interviews, social media, and website development of www.guadalupestreet.com.
The www.guadalupestreetassociation.com website was developed and launched and development of the Guadalupe Street Business Association and banner project were supported.
3 VISTA Summer Associates, 1 part-time VISTA, & 1 full-time VISTA worked with CLN
through the AmeriCorps Vista Volunteer program thanks to support from
Opportunity Santa Fe & the North Central Economic Development District.
4 college students served as Interns including one 3-month international marketing intern from Ireland.
New Mexico TechWorks and www.nmtechworks.com continue to grow
in order to "expand Tech education and outreach and increase Tech enterprise and employment."
More than 24 students trained as NM Youth Ambassadors & Next Generation Media Teams
& collaborated with: Creative Santa Fe to film key speakers from the Disruptive Dialogues,
with SF Community College to film the Guadalupe Street reconstruction project,
and with Turquoise Trail Middle School, the City of Santa Fe, two City Councilors, and the Mayor,
the Governor-elect, and numerous schools and community organizations
plus Ditch the Box Studio to produce a community-driven video promoting Technology
in support of CS Education Week and to promote Hour of Code in December 2018
and more than 250 schools and community sites hosted Hour of Code learning events.
CLN coordinated a video message from Michelle Lujan Grisham to kick-off CS Ed Week and
a video from Ben Ray Lujan announcing the Congressional APP Challenge winners to end the week.
We coordinated student and intern film crews to video Boomerangers, Interns, and Career Profile interviews to be added to the online Tech Career Video Bank.
Facilitated meetings and activities of the Tech Task Force and Working Group
thanks to support of "Opportunity Santa Fe" and the SF Community Foundation.
Piloted coding clubs and electives in 5 schools and communities and coordinated field trips
for students and adults to visit local Tech companies including Descartes Labs, MeowWolf,
Creative Studios, and Santa Fe Film Studios.
Supported a four-day Media Camp with Jicarilla Apache students in Dulce, NM.
Hosted the first Tech Corridor at the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Job Fair
including hosting a Tech panel presentation, a Film panel presentation, and student attendees.
Co-hosted a meet-up with Howie Morales on broadband connectivity and
an Internet Society panel discussion at SF Indian School on Indigenous connectivity.
Supported the first CSPD Week which provided CS professional development for more than 180 teachers
plus provided volunteers, assisted with admin support, promotion, and registration, plus served as the fiscal sponsor and built the website www.nmcspdweek.com.
Launched the "1000 Websites in 1000 Days" campaign offering free hands-on workshops
for community members of all ages to learn to make, launch and manage their own websites.
Helped create the lowrider website and online museum, Chama and Abiquiu community websites,
and the New Mexico BioTechnology Conference website.
Supported more than 17 community members in attending Facebook's Community Boost train-the trainer workshop and provided free Digital Marketing Basics workshops and micro credential training programs.
Teamed with SF Community College to promote a "Summer of Tech" camps, workshops, and classes
and supported the ProTec accelerator training program at SFCC, including curriculum design, internships, and development of the Protec website www.protecsantafe.com
Coordinated with the City of Santa Fe Office of Economic Development to support Global Entrepreneurship Week, posted local events on the global activities calendar, & created the website www.gewsantafe.com.
Supported passage of the CSCI Resolution by the Board of Santa Fe Public Schools.
Collaborated with four research colleges to write and win the 3-year NSF Pueblo Connect grant
to pilot rural internet technology and IT education.
Jennifer Nevarez, the Director of Community Learning Network,
presented at the Navajo Nation Chapter IT Technology Conference in Farmington in March,
moderated two professional panels at the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Business Expo,
participated on a panel at the Facebook Conference in Albuquerque in May
with the Governor of New Mexico and representative from Facebook, Instagram, and CNM Ingenuity,
served as moderator of the Tech Roundtable in Santa Fe in June with Mayor Alan Webber,
presented at the NM Technology Council's Tech Update in Albuquerque in August,
presented at the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Forum in Santa Fe in November,
served as a moderator of a panel on Emergent Technology at the NM Film Office's conference in Albuquerque in November,
hosted a booth at the first Digital Learning Expo in Santa Fe in December,
was included in a video interview on CS education in New Mexico aired by Las Cruces television,
and was included in a technology video produced and aired at SFPS's State of the Schools address.
Programs and projects were also included in articles in
the New Mexican, the Albuquerque Business Journal, and The Santa Fe Reporter.
With much thanks to our board members and collaborating organizations, volunteers, donors, sponsors, and supporters including LANL Foundation, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Opportunity Santa Fe, Verizon Foundation, Internet Foundation, Facebook, the National Science Foundation, University of California Santa Barbara, Georgia Tech, University of AZ, University of Northern Arizona. Santa Fe Community College, Stonehill College, Rio Arriba County Office of Economic Development, Santa Fe Office of Economic Development, Stagecoach Foundation, Nusenda, CNM Ingenuity, and more.
Looking forward to another exciting year ahead!
Wondering how you can help?
Community support is critical to continuing our local programs,
and your support makes a difference.
Donations of any amount are welcome and needed
(and are tax-deductible!)
Tax-deductible gifts can also be mailed to:
Community Learning Network ~ New Mexico TechWorks
PO Box 33423 Santa Fe, NM 87594