Back INside Schools!
Site Coordinators are so happy to be back inside schools to connect directly with students! The first weeks were challenging as everyone had to adjust to being on campus while following the new COVID-safe protocols.
Yesi Bermejo, Site Coordinator at Nina Otero Community School comments, "It has been an adjustment to be back in a structured environment where there are specific times for snacks, bathroom breaks and down time. Students were easily overstimulated at first. Everyone has been so excited to be together again and we have to constantly remind kids about personal space - so many kids want to hug each other!"
Speaking from the perspective of middle school students, Site Coordinator Luis Burrola from Ortiz Middle School shared, "Our 7th graders have not been in school since they were in 5th grade! They are just now learning what it's like to have seven classes and passing periods. They are having to relearn social norms but they are also so excited to be back together!"
Communities In Schools is honored to receive the
2021 Piñon Award for
and grateful to be recognized alongside these
The Urgent Shoe & Clothing Fund
Thank you to our community for your incredible support!
One week into the new school year our Site Coordinators recognized that many students were in need of new shoes and clothes. On a Friday afternoon, Communities In Schools launched the Urgent Shoe & Clothing Fund with a goal to raise $10,000 for this need.
Thank you Santa Fe for your incredible response! In less than a week, this campaign exceeded our goal and allowed Communities In Schools to quickly respond with shoes and clothing for students in our schools.
Thank you to the following organizations for supporting
Communities In Schools of New Mexico.