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Shilayia Antonio, 16, looks at her phone with her friend, Shanaeya Thomas, left, in the media area of Cuba High School. Antonio, a student who in the 2020-21 school year was experiencing housing instability, was among 53 students who participated in the pilot program giving conditional money for basic needs. (Eddie Moore/ Albuquerque Journal)

Update on One of Our Biggest Grants Yet

October 30, 2022 – In the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the LANL Foundation made a strategic decision to release more grant funding to support the students of Northern New Mexico. As part of this effort, we partnered with New…

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The LANL Foundation's Research Report on the status of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in Northern New Mexico schools.

Integrating Social Emotional Learning in Northern New Mexico’s Schools

SEL nurtures our social, emotional, and cognitive development from birth to adulthood. This report is the result of extensive surveys and focus groups with hundreds of teachers and school leaders about their understanding and approach to SEL in their classrooms and schools. Our findings reveal strengths and weaknesses in how SEL is approached in our region.
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NMSU to host New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge Dec. 2-3, 2022

New Mexico State University will host the 2022 New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge Showcase event. The event will be held in a hybrid format with the virtual STEM Showcase Dec. 2, and the in-person STEM Showcase Dec. 3 at Corbett Center Student Union.    The NM Governor’s STEM Challenge partners include NMSU, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation and the New Mexico Public Education Department along with various industry partners from across the state.
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Paul LeFrancois (he / him / his) K12 Program Coordinator

Paul LeFrancois

Paul joined the LANL Foundation in 2022. As the K12 Program Coordinator, Paul focuses on supporting the team’s many projects including the ISEC (Inquiry Science Education Consortium) and NBCT (National Board Certified Teacher) Programs, as well as opportunities to work…

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Whole Child Development

The LANL Foundation is grounded in the belief that children are best served when their education encompasses culturally and linguistically sustaining practices that embrace the development of the whole child and social emotional learning. Out whole child development grants support organizations that…

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Rio Arriba County & Pojoaque Excellence in Teaching Award

Centerra – Los Alamos, the Laboratory’s proforce contractor, in partnership with the LANL Foundation, created the Excellence in Teaching Award to honor teachers and bring encouragement and support to the education profession in Rio Arriba County and Pojoaque, where the…

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Growing and Supporting Teachers and Educational Leaders

Investing in Our Educators Teaching matters, and the LANL Foundation is committed to supporting those teachers and school leaders who are providing positive, engaging learning opportunities for students every day.   Through our grants , we support schools and non-profit organizations aiming to…

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Community Voice in Education

In 2016, Learning Alliance New Mexico, Littleglobe, and the LANL Foundation partnered to gain a deeper understanding of the education landscape in Northern New Mexico. In Española and Ojo Caliente, the project engaged high school students, teachers, and community members…

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Thriving Students Training for Española Educators

Southwest Family Guidance Center and Institute Founder & CEO Craig Pierce led a workshop on understanding how trauma interrupts brain development in children and how to work with traumatized students in the classroom. LANL Foundation is committed to preparing and supporting…

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TESOL Teacher Certification

Melisha Martinez was on a very different career path before becoming an educator. Over 10 years while her three children were young, she worked her way up from desk clerk to manager at a Santa Fe hotel with a daily…

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