Sunday, July 17, 2016

Latino Issues Summit

July 14, 2016
Dear Friend,
This morning, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Latino Issues Summit, a gathering of policy leaders who are working to expand economic opportunities, boost job creation, modernize immigration policies, promote equality in the workplace and at the ballot box, and increase access to health care.
You can watch my speech here:

Jaime Escalante, is honored with a Forever Stamp

 US Postal Service Unveils Forever Stamp of 'Stand and Deliver' Teacher Jaime Escalante

The stamp features Escalante in his signature wide glasses flat cap and tinted glasses in front of a chalkboard filled with calculus problems. Artists Jason Seiler and Greg Breeding modeled the design after a 2005 photograph, which they digitally recreated to resemble an oil painting.
Escalante rose to fame after introducing the first AP calculus class to Garfield High School, an inner-city school in Los Angeles, and inspiring his students to perform unexpectedly well on the AP tests. He was portrayed by Olmos, who received an Academy Awards nomination for best actor.

Watch the video at:

Todos los niños listos para leer/Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read/Todos los niños listos para leer (NMLA newsletter)

Learning to read begins before children start school. Help your children develop early literacy skills now; this makes it easier for children to learn to read once they begin school. Learn how to help your child get ready to read and visit REFORMA de Nuevo Mexico on July 27 at the Downtown Farmers and Crafts Market from 8am to 1pm.

Aprender a leer comienza antes de que los niños vayan al colegio. Ayuda a tus niños a  desarrollar las habilidades necesarias para su alfabetización temprana, ahora. Aprende como puedes ayudar a tus niños a prepararse para leer al participar en la hora de cuentos.   Venga con su familia en 27 de miércoles del mes de 8 a 1:00 de la tarde.

Five of the best ways to help your child get ready to read are:
 Cinco actividades excelentes para ayudar a tus niños a prepararse para leer son:
  • Singing / Cantar
  • Talking / Conversar
  • Reading / Leer
  • Writing / Escribir
  • Playing / Jugar
Sponsored by the Stocker Foundation

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Children in Crisis Project

REFORMA Children in Crisis Project
Books & Backpacks for Unaccompanied Refugee Children
New Mexico Summer Refugee Quarterly Coordination Meeting (QCM), to be held Wednesday, July 13, from 9:30 a.m. through noon. Tentatively, the meeting will be held at the Albuquerque Museum Auditorium at 2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 (Meeting location should be finalized before the end of the week).
     Quarterly Coordination Meetings are convened with: 1) representatives of local resettlement agencies; 2) state agencies; 3) local government agencies, and 4) local service agencies. The purpose of these meetings is to plan and coordinate the placement of refugees in advance of their arrival. Secondary objectives include: 1) enhance communication among agencies serving refugees; 2) identify gaps and overlaps in services provided to refugees to more effectively use resources; and 3) identify additional funding sources to enhance services provided to refugees.
     The planned agenda is:
0930 – 0950             Introductions and Welcome
0950 – 1000             State Refugee Office: Tashi Gyalkhar
1000 – 1015             Refugee Health Program: Karen Gonzales
1015 – 1035             Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs: Frank Mirabal
1035 – 1045             Break
1045 – 1100             Lutheran Family Services: Kiri Mathsen
1115 – 1130             Catholic Charities: Bea Villegas
1130 – 1140             Highland High School: Rachel White
1140 – 1150             Refugee Mentoring Project: Suha Amer
1150 – 1200             Neighbors United Albuquerque: Larry Buelow

Artesia, NM  February 4, 2015

ENLACE Student Ambassador Program 2016-2017


To current and incoming San Juan College students, our ENLACE Student Ambassador application is now available. If you are interested in student leadership while serving your community then please submit your application by July 22nd. Information is on the application. Applications can be picked up at the Enlace NW Sjc Office, Copy and past the link below, or email me at…

Farmers and Crafts Market in Las Cruces