Smartboard April 22, 2024

Apr. 21—Registration open now for Santa Fe Public Schools summer programs

Santa Fe Public Schools soon will host its third summer of free programming, including 25 offerings across 13 school sites. Programs range in subject from gardening to go-karting, performing arts to computer programming.

"We're looking forward to once again offering a multitude of exciting opportunities for students to stay engaged with their learning and have fun!" said Superintendent Hilario "Larry" Chavez.

To learn more about Santa Fe Public Schools' summer programming or to register, visit

SFCC to host career fair

Santa Fe Community College will host a career fair from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, at its Richards Avenue campus.

Participants will be able to talk with employers from many career fields, including the city of Santa Fe, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Pecos National Historical Park and more. Bring copies of your résumé.

For more information, call 505-428-1406 or email

Higher Education Department funds food for thought

New Mexico's Higher Education Department has awarded $1 million in food security grants to colleges across New Mexico, in hopes of decreasing rates of food insecurity among students.

The University of New Mexico's Basic Needs Project — which surveyed more than 15,000 participants across 27 public and tribal colleges in New Mexico — revealed nearly 60% of college students are food insecure.

"By integrating food sustainability into the long-term culture of our college campuses, we not only nourish bodies but cultivate holistic environments where every student can thrive," Higher Education Deputy Secretary Patricia Trujillo said in a news release.

Grant recipients include:

* $150,000 to Clovis Community College.

* $235,000 to Eastern New Mexico University's Ruidoso campus, to create a community kitchen, offer cooking classes and distribute food boxes to students.

* $125,000 to Navajo Technical University for Nihits'íís Tah Hózhộ Nahásdlíí, a project to integrate traditional knowledge, plant a garden, develop a cookbook and distribute food to students.

* $125,000 to San Juan College to conduct outreach to vulnerable student groups, create a hunger awareness campaign and collaborate with local farmers.

* $220,000 to Western New Mexico University for a "Grow Our Own" program to involve students, faculty and staff in growing food on campus.

* $50,000 to Eastern New Mexico University's Roswell campus for "Cosmo's Cupboard," a food pantry for students.

* $50,000 to New Mexico State University's Grants campus to maintain an existing food pantry, provide nutritious snacks and expand a campus garden.

* $45,000 for the University of New Mexico's Basic Needs Project to publish the first statewide college basic needs report