Melynn Schuyler, the executive director of ¡YouthWorks!, has been selected to share her expertise on a panel of local nonprofit leaders to address the findings of a 2016 survey of 300 nonprofits from across the state.
The panel will discuss how the survey findings reflect the struggles and successes of their organizations and how they develop and sustain partnerships to achieve positive outcomes for children, families, and communities across New Mexico.
The session is free of charge and will be held at the Santa Fe Community Foundation on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 3 – 4:30 pm.
For more details or to register for this session, visit the Santa Fe Community Foundation website.
The !YouthWorks¡ Youth Conservation Corps is partnering with the City of Santa Fe and the Wildfire Network this summer to deliver public beautification and restoration projects. Classes started with an outdoor session on April 24 led by Wildfire Network Trainer Krys Nystrom.
The crews are already at work at the Santa Fe Institute Tesuque campus, where they hiked the trails to identify trees that need to be thinned. The thinning will control erosion in the area to reduce the risk of wildfire.
This training allows the young people to work toward Basic Firefighter certification, a step on the path to a high-paying career.
As part of the project, the young people will also be engaged in GED coursework at !YouthWorks¡ where they will have access to free counseling and case management services.
This weekend’s New Mexican featured the success of Shelter Now, a project launched in late December to host homeless young adults in Santa Fe during the cold winter months.
¡YouthWorks! and its partners—the Adelante program at Santa Fe Public Schools, the Youth Shelters’ Street Outreach and Transitional Living Program, and the Santa Fe Community Foundation’s Birth to Career Collaborative—initiated Shelter Now with a $50,000 grant from the Kind World Foundation, along with matching funds from the Santa Fe community.
Read all about the success of this project in this weekend’s edition of the Santa Fe New Mexican.
Santa Fe ¡YouthWorks! is currently accepting applications for eight positions with the Youth Conservation Corps and ¡YouthWorks! River Restoration Crew.
Participants in this program learn new skills, help protect the environment, and earn a paycheck too!
Interested candidates should call 505-989-1855 or stop by Santa Fe ¡YouthWorks! at1504 Cerrillos Road to fill out an application.
Read here about how this effort helps change lives from the inside out by fostering community dialogues on race, education quality, and incarceration in the context of civil rights history.
Join us for dinner and music at a benefit for ¡YouthWorks! on March 12 at Boxcar Bar & Grill, 530 South Guadalupe Street.
No cover charge—donations requested to help support education and job training for “at-risk” youth in Santa Fe.
Come for the food, come for the music, and come to hear from Kate Noble, newly elected Santa Fe Public Schools board member, why organizations like ¡YouthWorks! are vital to the Santa Fe community.
On Wednesday, March 8, local gastropub Fire & Hops welcomes Ska Brewing from Durango for a benefit to help support ¡Youthworks!, a community-based nonprofit that helps local “at-risk” youth get their lives back on track.
Join us at Fire and Hops from 5:00 to 9:30 pm for beer and food specials at 222 North Guadalupe Street in Santa Fe.
A percentage of all proceeds from the evening will benefit ¡YouthWorks! education and job training programs to help “disconnected” youth become engaged and valued members of their communities.
For details about the menu and the special brews, click here.
¡YouthWorks! is partnering with MAKE Santa Fe to offer a course in digital fabrication.
MAKE Santa Fe is a local non-profit community workspace where people can access tools, resources and workshops in order to make, repair, invent, or create anything they can dream.
It’s like a gym, but with powerful tools instead of exercise equipment and skilled craftspeople instead of personal trainers.
In this 12-week course, students meet four times a week at the MAKE Santa Fe facility, which is located at 2879 All Trades Road.
Participants learn the basics of computer aided design, computer numerical control, additive and subtractive manufacturing, as well as lab safety.
For more information, contact us at (505) 989-1855.
On February 23, more than a dozen members of the ¡YouthWorks! team visited the Roundhouse, as the New Mexico State Capitol is known, to learn about the legislative process and the power of local politics.
Hosted by Nina Altamarano and the State Capitol tour staff, the team toured the Roundhouse and met with Senator Carlos Cisneros and with staff from the office of Speaker of the House Brian Egolf.
Thanks to Broad Spectrum Consulting, Lawrence J. Horan Ltd., and SG Consulting Services, the visiting ¡YouthWorks! contingent also had lunch before heading back to the ¡YouthWorks! offices.
After dropping out of high school in 2014, Pete Romero found ¡YouthWorks! and says it changed his life.
At ¡YouthWorks! Pete really buckled down and took advantage of the programs available to him. He got his GED, earned a certificate in culinary safety, and graduated from the Youthbuild construction training program. After that, Pete was awarded a four-month Littleglobe New Media Fellowship.
Littleglobe, one of the local nonprofits working with ¡YouthWorks!, is a team of professional artists, activists, and facilitators who work to empower under-served individuals and communities.
During his apprenticeship at Littleglobe, Pete created a video to tell his story. Click below to hear that story in Pete’s own words.
Personal care aide training begins February 21, 2017, at YouthWorks!. For additional information or to apply, call (505) 989-1855 or email Devin Baldwin (email@example.com) or Sean Martinez (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Graduates who successfully complete the 10-week training program are prepared for entry-level employment and/or post-secondary education in the healthcare field.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, ¡YouthWorks! raised $20,000 in matching funds to secure a $50,000 Kind World Foundation grant to provide shelter for homeless young people in Santa Fe.
Faith Groups Volunteered Facilities
Four faith groups in our community—Temple Beth Shalom, Unitarian Universalist Association, Zia United Methodist Church, and Christ Lutheran Church—have stepped up to volunteer their facilities on a rotating basis to provide shelter each night for young people, ages 18 to 24, who have no other place to go.
The initial funding from the Kind World Foundation will provide staffing for the shelter as well as supplies, including sleeping bags and pads. Congregations at each facility have volunteered to provide the young people with breakfast each day.
Access to Critical Services
Each morning, transportation will be provided from the shelter location to ¡YouthWorks! and the other nonprofit sites involved with ShelterNow! where the youth will be assigned to case managers, have access to services such medical and dental care, and be able to take advantage of the education and job training they need to bring stability to their lives.
The roof of the ¡Youthworks! facility on Cerrillos Road had seen better days, so early on the morning of Monday, January 16, a crew of thirty young people braved the cold to remove the existing roof to make way for a new insulated replacement.
The students are all a part of YouthBuild, our construction job training program. They usually work at the Habitat for Humanities work site, so Monday was a chance to work closer to “home.”
The crew shoveled the gravel covering the entire roof into wheel barrows, dumped the gravel off the roof into a dumpster, and then peeled back the tar paper to expose the entire roof.
One of the crew demonstrated that his construction training had “taken” when he reminded a staff member who was taking photos of the work: “Always wear a hard hat when you’re working on a roof.”
The Kind World Foundation, founded by a high-tech entrepreneur who lives part-time in Santa Fe, has offered a grant of $50,000 to fund a pilot program to set up a safe overnight shelter for homeless young adults in Santa Fe.
Young people ages 18 to 24 often fall through the cracks of existing local programs for the homeless, since some local shelters focus on teens under the age of seventeen, others primarily on families, and others on older adults.
The grant will be available only if the nonprofits collaborating on the project can raise $20,000 in matching funds this month.
Matching Funds as of January 17, 2017
Please Help Us Make Our Match
¡YouthWorks! will serve as the umbrella organization for the project, working with the following local nonprofits to tackle youth homelessness in Santa Fe:
- Santa Fe Public Schools Adelante Program
- Youth Shelters and Family Services Transitional Living Programs
- Youth Shelters and Family Services Street Outreach
- Santa Fe Community Foundation’s Birth to Career Collaborative
Santa Fe Properties is proud to represent ¡YouthWorks! at a newly remodeled home at 203 1/2 Tesuque Drive. The home had fallen off the market and was fully renovated by the talented young people at ¡YouthWorks!.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
Contact associate brokers Claire Calladine or Patrice Von Eschen for a showing at 505.982.4466. Perfect home for income qualified buyers.Life 2017 movie
On Saturday, October 22, 2016, ¡YouthWorks! is hosting an Exploration in Film Careers workshop from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm. The workshop will be held at the ¡YouthWorks! office, located at 1504/1506 Cerrillos Road.
Workshop attendees will gain exposure to various career paths and opportunities in the local film industry.
The workshop is free and open to youth between the ages of 18-24. For more information, please call Devin at (505) 989-1855 or send him an email at email@example.com.
On Monday, August 22, 2016, ¡YouthWorks¡ hosted a graduation ceremony for the following Personal Care Aide graduates: Eliza Bonham, Raelynn Dolcine, Alondra Martinez, Jocelyn Martinez, and Cameran Tallman (not pictured).
Graduates successfully completed the 10-week Personal Care Aide training program to prepare them for entry-level employment and/or post-secondary education in the healthcare field.