Become an intermediary for the many foundations and businesses who want to invest in education both in our seven-county region and statewide; work in collaboration with stakeholders, tribal and government partners, and communities to expand the opportunities for our babies, youth, and adults to thrive in school and beyond.
Serve our region with the creation of a Community Learning and Innovation Center that will catalyze shared learning experiences to strengthen the social fabric of our communities and schools.
Weave diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into all aspects of our work; acknowledge how systemic racism and historical oppression have directly undermined thriving, engaged communities.
Use our voice and influence to strengthen policies, systems, and funding in ways that will help all children, students, families, and educators to thrive, have equitable access to resources and knowledge, and become the best advocates for themselves and their communities; develop and maintain strong trusting relationships to establish a shared vision for transformational change.
Research & Evaluation:
Ground our programming and initiatives in community-based, historical and current research and evaluation on how people learn and the conditions needed to thrive; support each program to understand where we want to make an impact; focus on culturally and linguistically sustaining practices, social emotional learning, and inquiry-based learning approaches.
Support non-profit organizations, partners, school districts, and communities that are focusing on experiential ecological education, place-based science, and the effects of climate change in Northern New Mexico.