Adelante Program 

Are you interested in serving youth in Santa Fe? Would you like to work with terrific educators at other Santa Fe area organizations? How about if there was a little bit of funding for your organization to support the project?


Since last November the Santa Fe Community Educators Network has provided programming to Santa Fe youth through Juntos los Miercoles. This is a weekly evening program with dinner, student art class and an adult education class. It is run by the SFPS Adelante Program. Organizations partner with another organization and provide an hour long hands on activity for children 4 to 12 years old. We have funding to reimburse each organization $50 to cover some of your costs.


We are in need of programming on Wednesday evenings March 29- May 17. Organizations that have already participated are more than welcome to join in again!


Below is a FAQ about how to get involved and hopefully answers any questions you might have.


Thanks to the Santa Fe Community Foundation for providing funding for the reimbursements and to the following organizations for providing programming already.


Española Valley Fiber Arts Center

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts

New Mexico History Museum

New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico Museum of Natural History

Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary Audubon New Mexico

Rio Grande School

Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Santa Fe Science Initiative

SITE Santa Fe

Wise Fool New Mexico


If you are interested in getting involved and/or you have questions that are not answered on this page, please contact Shannon Bay


What is this project?

Juntos los Miercoles is a weekly evening program with dinner, fresh groceries, student art class and an adult education class that promotes family literacy, economic empowerment and community. It is provided by the SFPS Adelante Program.


The SFPS Adelante Program works to strengthen opportunities for the academic achievement and life success of Santa Fe children and youth who are experiencing homelessness. Founded in 2003, SFPS Adelante today identifies and serves more than 1,700 students and siblings experiencing homelessness every year.


What do I do?

Partner with another organization and provide an hour long hands on activity for children 4 to 12 years old. The team should bring all supplies and 4 people to staff the activity. The team can be any mix of staff and volunteers.


Where does it take place?

Sweeney Elementary

501 Airport Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507

(off of Airport Road and South Meadows)


When does the program happen?

On Wednesday evenings throughout the school year.


What is the schedule?

Arrival time: 5:30

Program session is 6:15 to 7:15 pm.


Does my organization get paid?

Yes! Each organization will get reimbursed $50. We have an invoice template that you can fill out and submit to Shannon.


How many kids usually attend?

Between 20 and 40


What if I can’t find a partner organization?

The Community Educators Network hopes to provide opportunities for collaborative programming. If you would like some help finding another group to work with contact Shannon. But we can also make exceptions if you really want to fly solo.


Does someone on the team need to be bilingual?

No, Adelante has bilingual staff present that are able to translate.


Can my organization do more than one session?

Yes! An extra thank you for your enthusiasm!


How do I get involved or find out more information?

Contact Shannon Bay

Santa Fe Community Educators Network is a project of the Santa Fe Birth to Career Collaboration, a collective impact initiative supported by the Santa Fe Community Foundation.