It is personal...
We are friends, neighbors, relatives...
We are different AND we we are not afraid to do things differently...
We are grassroots, quirky, committed, resilient, and passionate...
We believe that our families, neighborhoods, and communities have the wisdom, creativity, and capacity to resolve our own challenges...together and in a good way.
We are care-full and conscientious, and endeavoring to be mindful, relational, respectful, and responsible in all we do.
We are inclusive and consensus-based.
We are committed to the well-being of our whole community...natural world, too.
We want each other to succeed, and we enjoy helping each other do so.
We are a learning community…learning, changing, and growing as we go…
We are working to build stronger communities, neighborhoods, and families.
Relationships: a renewed sense of connection and responsibility to the people and places where we live.
Real-Life Learning: hands-on and experiential learning opportunities that are meaningful and transformative.
Resiliency: New and innovative opportunities to tell our own stories, celebrate our successes, build on our strengths, learn and share knowledge and practical wisdom across borders, strengthen future generations, and support collective well-being.
Resourcefulness: Creatively and collaboratively meet our own challenges and grow the stability of our families, neighborhoods, and communities.
Collective Well-being: nurture and support the health and well-being of all.
Principles of Sustainability:
We are guided by and grounded in the Principles of Sustainability:
o LOCAL - This is fundamentally a local endeavor, and we know the best mitigation is local.
o WHOLE-SOME - We work to maintain & enhance the way of life and quality of life of ALL residents, human and non-human, and to maintain a healthy environment.
o LIFE-NOURISHING - Our efforts enhance local vitality and viability by helping our community members, families, neighborhoods, organizations, and community thrive.
o ORGANIC, COMPREHENSIVE, and ENGAGING - We rely on a local, consensus-building, participatory process.
We engage in work that transforms lives through real life learning, supports well-being for all, and strengthens communities, neighborhoods, and families .
We support hands-on, “Real-Life Learning in Real-Life Places with Real-Life People."
We engage in work that makes a difference in our own neighborhood and community.
We provide opportunities for our own stories to be told and heard and to explore and share the value of the region including the history, challenges, successes, cultures, natural beauty, wisdom, and uniqueness.
We are committed to nurturing our collective well-being, resiliency, and sustainability.
You can help! Tax-deductible donations accepted online here:
Or mail your tax-deductible donation check directly to Community Learning Network PO Box 33423 Santa Fe, NM 87594 USA