As a local wisdom-keeper advised,
"Well-being is nourished
by being accountable to a people and a place..."
"Love Where We Live!"TM
Southwest Experiential Education provides community-based, hands-on, real-life, learning for local and visiting
student and adult groups. Participants meet "real people doing real things" through community-based projects, dialogues, field trips. meet-ups, and volunteer service.
Special projects include
Teen Interfaith Dialogue,
TDK Learning Center - Hoghan Dialogues, Science and Right Relations Dialogues, Human Reunion Project, "Love Where We Live",
Water Matters, Seed Sovereignty,
Ke' Infoshop, LISTO Oaxaca,"
Rio Arriba Rising...and more.
"Love Where We Live"
A neighborhood revitalization
and self-empowerment project
in the Guadalupe Historic District, Santa Fe, New Mexico plus myguadalupe.com and guadalupestreet.com
Cultivating the "next generation
of community leaders!"
Students learn valuable communications
and confidence-building skills
to become official
New Mexico Youth Ambassadors.
Learn valuable multi-media skills and then, use them to tell the stories of the community in multiple modes. Students support projects
by serving on a :
Social Media Team
Community & Career Connections
Students learn about and explore their own community and local careers, while building and using multi-media skills to share what is learned with others
and the community.
Programs connect participants
with local professionals
through field-trips and meet-ups,
as well as the Career Academy.
New Mexico TechWorks
A collective action initiative to "expand Tech access and education and increase Tech enterprise
and employment" in New Mexico including an online resource portal nmtechworks.com
provided as a
free public service
New Mexico STEMWorks
A collective action initiative to "improve STEM access and education and increase STEM enterprise and employment"
in New Mexico
including an online resource portal www.nmstemworks.com
provided as a free public service.
New Mexico Interns
A regional initiative to support
real-life learning through internships including an online resource portal www.nminterns.com
provided as a free public service
to showcase local interns
and internship opportunities
in Northern New Mexico.
~ Connect & Learn ~
Connect with local residents
and community organizations &
learn about life including:
local history, cultural preservation ,language revitalization,
food security, sustainable farming, seed saving, water conservation, sustainable building, traditional adobe,
peace-making, conflict resolution,
historical trauma, colonialism and de-colonization, economics,
non-profit management, the arts,
teaching and learning in a diverse world, innovative regional careers, and more...
In memorium, we honor the work and life of Dr. Larry Emerson,
a founder of Community Learning Network and the Hoghan Dialogues
and TDK Lifelong Learning Community in Navajo Nation.
You can share reflections or join us in honoring his life here.
Photo by Katie Teague.
"Working with the Community Learning Network in Santa Fe provides participants with a remarkable and unforgettable program which promotes cross-cultural understanding and a provides profound experiences which highlight the rich tapestry of the interconnection of the spiritual and cultural aspects of the Southwest. It has been my privilege to bring groups of adults and teenagers to the Santa Fe area where they can experience a deeper understanding of their own faith, and their own humanity. I hope to be involved for several more years with the Community Learning Network which provides high quality programming and personal attention." Deacon Steve Herrera, Diocese of San Jose To learn more or schedule a trip, contact us.
to our Circles of Support
and all of the amazing people and projects
we work with.
We have worked with outstanding college and high school groups, as well as alumni groups, faith-based groups, business groups, and family groups from:.
Iona College, Fairfield University, Fordham Univesrity, Stonehill College,
Villanova University, Saint Thomas University, Saint Joseph's College, Manhattan College, University of San Diego, Saint Vincent Saint Patrick High School ,
Archbishop Mitty High School, Bishop Eustace High School, Santa Fe Community College, and more...
Special thanks to collaborating local individuals and organizations including:
Amma Foundation, Amy Biehl Elementary School, Bandelier National Monument,
Barrio Unidas, Beneficial Farms, BluuHouse Studio, Casa del Toro, Castro's,
Chabad Center, Chimayo Santuario, CJ Higgins Chocolate, Christ in the Desert Monastery, City of Santa Fe and Mayor's Office, Creativity for Peace, Del Charro, Days Inn of Santa Fe, Desert Montessori, Dream Dine' Charter School, Earthcare, El Portal, ENLACE, Fayette Academy, Four Bridges Traveling Permaculture Institute and Farm, GEARUP New Mexico, Hamaatsa, Heart to Heart, Jicarilla Apache Nation, Kakawa, Kindling Spirits, Kitchen Angels, La Tierra Montessori Charter School, LISTO Language Institute for Sustainability and Transformative Education at Oaxaca, LittleGlobe, Loretto Chapel, Los Amigos Del Parque, Musica Mundial and EWTN, Native American Farmer's Alliance, Monte del Sol Charter School, Native Young Growers Association, NM Acequia Association, New Mexico Higher Education Department, O'Keeffe Museum, Our Lady of Guadalupe Santuario and Lunch Program, PC's restaurant, Rio Arriba County, Rivers and Birds, Rodeo de Santa Fe, Sage Inn, San Francisco de Asis Church and Parish, San Miguel Mission Church, Santa Fe Bandstand, Santa Fe College of Art and Design, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe Community Farm and Farm Stand, Santa Fe Farmer's Market, Santa Fe Food Depot, Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity, Santa Fe Horse Rescue Shelter, Santa Fe Presbyterian Church, Santa Fe Realtor's Association, Santa Fe Visitors' Center, S.C.O.R.E., Shiprock Gallery, Sovereign Mind Productions, Southwest Learning Centers, St. Elizabeth's Shelter, St. Michael’s Soup Kitchen, Stand in the Light Studios, StartUp Santa Fe, Storm Cloud Media, Taos Pueblo Oo-oonah Arts Center and Senior Center, Taos Pueblo’s Red Willow Farm and Farmers Market, TDK Learning Community, Tesuque Pueblo Community Farm and Seed Bank, Tia Sophia's, Tierra Encantada Charter School, The Capitol Art Collection, The Graduate Institute, The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, The Native American Charter Academy, The Northern Navajo Youth Alliance, The Santa Fe Mayor's Office, The Santa Fe Rodeo, The Tibetan Association, The Women in Circle, Tierra Encantada, Treehouse, Tse'Bit'Ai Healing Center, Upaya, Walatowa Cultural Center and Walatowa High School at Jemez Pueblo, Yogi Bajan Ashram, Youthworks, the Rio Grande River, the Sangre de Christo Mountains, EarthMom, and more..
AND deepest appreciation for support from:
Los Alamos Major Subcontractors Consortium, LANL Foundation, Verizon, Internet Society, Facebook, National Science Foundation, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Hestia Foundation, Daniels Birth to Career Fund - Santa Fe Community Foundation, The Foundation for Monte del Sol, Nature's Creations, Nusenda, Rio Arriba County Office of Economic Development, CNM- Ingenuity, Santa Fe Community College, City of Santa Fe Office of Economic Development, North Central New Mexico Economic Development Department, Stagecoach Foundation, Southwest Learning Centers and the National Endowment for the Arts, Marlin Garrett, PNM, Digital Promise, the 1st-Mile institute, the First Mile Connectivity Consortium, Google, ARIN, ICANN, Sandia, AFRL, Oracle, MIT, Albuquerque Public Schools, Falling Colors, Bank of Albuquerque, The Rachael and Ben Vaughan Foundation, Fidelity Charitable's James Simmons and Karen Rudolph Fund, Renaissance Charitable Foundation's Wells Fargo Philanthropy Fund of Pete and Hilary Giovale, Bioneers Collective Heritage Institute, Partners in Education, McCune Charitable Foundation, and more...