We were busy in the month of May! 24 students from Tierra Encantada Charter School in Santa Fe completed the Youth Ambassador training program. After three weeks of exploring the community, interviewing community members, and doing community service, the students earned certificates signed by Mayor Javier Gonzales and will be included in a Directory of Youth Ambassadors available to serve as greeters or speakers at local events, civic gatherings, or other schools. The students also launched their own "Love Where We Live" bog and website. You can check it out at www.lovewherewelive.info
AnnaMaria Cardinalli is a world-famous classical Spanish and flamenco guitarist and opera singer from New Mexico. AnnaMaria’s music is colored by her heritage as an 18th generation Santa Fean. She has performed for numerous of our visiting student groups to teach the history of Santa Fe through music and last summer hosted a concert series that not only raised thousands of dollars to help restore the San Miguel Mission's adobe belltower, but also premiered September 26, 2015, on EWTN, international Catholic Television. This year, we are looking forward to a number of community-based concerts and opportunities for local and visiting students and families to experience the educational and inspirational work of AnnaMaria Cardinalli. And now, thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts and Southwest Learning Centers, AnnaMaria's performances will be recorded and made into educational DVD celebrating the "History and Culture of the Southwest through Music and Story."
Thanks to everyone who turned up for a walk and some coffee on NeighborDay 2016 in the Historic Guadalupe District of Santa Fe! We heard stories and learned quite a bit of history. We enjoyed meandering among the adobes and discovering artistic and architectural treasures. Special thanks to the neighbors who welcomed us in for a tour of their homes and gardens, too. A delightful time was had by all!
We are grateful to Indulge, for hosting our coffee "indulgences" AND extra appreciation for Jerry Richardson, president of the Historic Guadalupe District Neighborhood Association, for sharing a wealth of history with all of us... and to Jeannine LaFontaine, for sharing beautiful photos from the day.
To see more visit the NeighborDay 2016 page and to see historic photos, visit the Santa Fe section of www.myguadalupe.com
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