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.

Minutes for June 29th, 2018 Meeting

July 10, 2018

Santa Fe Community Educators’ Network

Meeting for June 29th, 2018

Udall Building


In Attendance: Shannon Bay, O’Keeffe Museum; Leslie Farge,MOIFA; Dana Greenblatt, Opportunity Santa Fe VISTA; Molly Timmins, Opportunity Santa Fe VISTA; Elysia Poon, SAR; Winoka Begay, SITE Santa Fe; Mollie Parsons, SFBG; Rae Hoffacker, Public Schools; Veronica Black, SITE Santa Fe; Amanda Lee, SITE Santa Fe; Sarah Zurick, O’Keeffe Museum.



  1. Report out from Equity and Access in STEM Morning Workshop

  2. Santa Fe Community Foundation Funding Updates

    • Several grants at this point

    • SFCF Birth to Career initiative is significant grant $12,000 from last year, grant cycle ending July 31st

      • Shannon, Joanne Mollie working on final report

    • Children and youth commission

3. New CEN Steering Committee

    • Alanna Herrera (Wise Fool) and Leslie (MOIFA) have volunteered!

    • Ideally 3 people, at least 2; the individual time commitment is far less if there are 2 or 3 people

    • Contact Dana if you are interested in taking on a steering member position

    • Steering members take turns reaching out to speakers or deciding on a root topic for each meeting. In addition they determine the location of the meeting and collectively facilitate it

    • September meeting already planned → workshop

    • A meeting with old and new steering members will be set up shortly

4. Hosting Summer Interns Between Organizations

    • Many interns are new to town and interested in exploring Santa Fe

    • Participating Organizations:

    • The O’Keeffe Museum - July 20th, 12:00 pm, Lunch in their Research Center Garden. Please RSVP to Shannon and let her know if you have questions!

    • SITE Santa Fe - August 10th,  12:00 pm. Please RSVP to Joanne Lefrak at

    • School for Advanced Research - July 26th, 10 - 11:30 am, Private tour of the Indian Arts Research Center vaults. Please RSVP to or 505.954.7272 by Monday, July 23.  

    • Santa Fe Botanical Gardens - July 11th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Dinner in the gardens (meal contains gluten so please bring food if you are gluten free!) RSVP to Mollie Parsons at


5. Previous CEN Meeting Topics - Begin Brainstorming for July Planning Meeting

    • Fran Osborne: Accessibility advisory board/panel

    • Russel (Santa Fe prep): convergence project

      • Creating teen advisory branch creating programming

      • Possibly coming to July Meeting


6. Sub Committee Updates

    • CEN Summer Program

      • Feedback: Staff and Summer Associates not familiar with vicinity

      • Less kids than we anticipated: lower kids at site, some kids opted out

      • Who has authority at site?

      • Make sure that reflections from Kathleen are filled out

        • Document the things that didn’t work well so that we can make improvements for next year

      • Reimbursements will begin soon


    • 21st Century Teacher Training

      • Los Luceros - 25th August

      • Afternoon of 24th August is set up date

      • Will rent tables and chairs

      • Based on needs of presentation, different groups will be placed in particular locations

      • July 23rd 2:00pm, opportunity to see Los Luceros space

      • VISTAs help

      • All information that participating organizations would like to have distributed in the bags that will be provided to teachers at the training need to be to Dana by August 20th

      • Notify Dana if your training will require internet access

      • It is important that the teachers have the materials from the get go

        • The ordering process takes 3 - 4 weeks

      • Entire curriculum due August 10th


    • Teacher’s Night Out

      • October 3rd, SITE Santa Fe

      • Working on getting sponsors

        • Have LANL

        • Talking to different banks and dollars for schools

        • Completed flyer, in the process of getting it approved by the public schools

        • Elysia will be sending a letter to ask everyone to sign up

      • $35 to pre register, $45 later registration

7. Next Meeting

  • July 27th 12:00 - 1:00pm, Museum of International Folk Art - Brainstorming meeting

8. Opportunity Santa Fe Volunteer Fair

  • Saturday August 18th, 11:00 - 2:00 pm

  • Priority deadline sign-up: July 21st

  • Final deadline sign-up: August 10th

  • See attached flyer


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