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Grant Recipient – Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Story and photos provided Matthew Foster Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) provides comprehensive life skills and workforce development training to youth and young adults across north and central New Mexico. Corpsmembers work on a wealth of conservation and education projects…

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National Board Certification for Local Teachers

LANL Foundation recognizes that the salaries of public school teachers do not match their dedication nor the importance of their work. In an effort to encourage teachers to elevate their earnings as well as their professional practice, the K-12 Program…

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Pueblo Partnerships Strengthen Children & Families

Pueblo communities view their children as gifts. Each child brings a unique offering to the world, and it is the responsibility of not only the family but also the larger community to cultivate those gifts as children grow. The LANL…

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2019 ISEC Teachers’ Institute

Teachers are anything but sedentary during the LANL Foundation’s Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC) Summer Teachers’ Institute. As Terri Lindstrom, one of the Institute’s teacher trainers put it, “ISEC allows us to actually touch science.” Kindergarten teachers start their lessons on…

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2019 LANL Scholar Mariah Gonzales

As long as she can remember, Mariah Gonzales has had a passion for reading. Her interest was flamed by an Abiquiu Elementary School librarian who would tip her off to new books and a grandmother who would take her to…

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Grant Recipient ARTsmart

The unique landscape and cultural traditions of Northern New Mexico have long inspired artists, but sadly, many schools within this beautiful landscape lack art education programming. With the support of the LANL Foundation, ARTSmart NM was able to provide free…

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2019 LANL Scholar Nathaniel Gonzales

The summer before his senior year, Nathaniel Gonzales started running toward his future. Staying with his older brother in the tiny town of Quemado, NM, Nathaniel would run the length of the village and back again, every single day. “I…

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2019 LANL Scholar Caitlyn Cruz

Caitlyn Cruz was in the softball dugout lacing her cleats when she got the call that she was the recipient of a $10,000 John & Marti Browne Leadership Scholarship from the LANL Foundation and Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF).…

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Rebecca DeLair, ISEC Teacher at Abiquiú Elementary

The Inquiry Science Education Consortium offers grade-specific STEM teaching and learning opportunities at the elementary school level. Complex science and engineering concepts are broken down into engaging activities with hands-on and minds-on lessons that link together various domains of science.…

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Social Emotional Support for Educators

Teachers are always on the go. They are required to focus on the needs of their students throughout the day with minimal breaks and little time for themselves. With this fast pace comes stress, fatigue and lack of self care. “As…

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