"Facilitating Cultural Connections and Environmental Literacy through Southwest Forest Bound Program" by Megan Rabinowich, Ashlee Wolf, and Samuel Villareal Catanatch

Forest Bound is a native plant immersion and conservation skill building program that examines native plant species through a botanical, ecological/environmental, and cultural lens. This summer, IAE’s Southwest Office in Santa Fe offered two Forest Bound sessions that continued collaborations with Pueblo of Pojoaque Tewa Language Department (2nd year of partnership) and with Youthworks of Santa Fe (4th year of partnership). Funding from the U.S. Forest Service Region 3 and the Walmart Foundation for 2021 and partner contributions enabled IAE SW to provide this program free of cost to participants. Read the full article HERE.

YouthWorks featured in the Green Fire Times: "Youth Become Stewards of the Land"

YouthWorks Youth Conservation Corps Crew works in partnership with Reunity Resources to establish a demonstration farm as the crew learns the foundational practices of sustainable agriculture. Read the full article on page 36 in the fall 2021 issue of the Green Fire Times HERE.

YouthWorks' Culinary Program Director Jackie Gibbs Selected as the 2021 Catalyst for Change Award Winner!

The Catalyst for Change Award was created in 2015 to recognize exemplary individuals within the Catalyst Kitchens’ network for their dedication and embodiment of their organization’s mission. This award recognizes an individual from the Catalyst Kitchens network whose outstanding service and dedication to empowering lives through job training has made a significant impact on individuals, their community, and the field of food service social enterprise.

YouthWorks celebrates Jackie’s recognition as a skilled youth mentor, teacher, and culinary program director. In 2020 Jackie led YouthWorks’ Social Justice Kitchen in preparing and distributing over 450,000 meals to community members and trained 55 youth trainees and staff in the culinary arts. Thank you Jackie for your commitment, dedication, leadership, and service to our community! Read the full article on the Catalyst Kitchens site HERE!

"Cook, Build, Thrive: Large federal grant helps nonprofit YouthWorks continue, expand program for underserved Santa Fe youths" Aug. 18, 2021 by Bella Davis

YouthWorks Newsletter: YouthWorks Awarded a $1.3M Grant to Continue YouthBuild Programs for Local Young People

Read the YouthWorks August 2021 newsletter HERE!