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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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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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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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Hour of Code

More than 350 schools and community sites hosted Hour of Code learning events in New Mexico during national Computer Science Education Week, held December 3–7, 2018. New Mexico TechWorks and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) connected local volunteers with classrooms throughout…

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