Thank you to Tumbleweeds Newspaper for Santa Fe Families for posting the following article by ARTsmart ED Sarah Mandala about our team effort with the Community Educators Network:
Arts: So Much to Share
“During these unusual times of seemingly steady bad news, it’s vital for us all to reflect on how and when communities rally to address the needs of others, and for the community as a whole. For ARTsmart and the Santa Fe Community Educators Network, rallying has meant finding ways to get educational materials into the hands of students and families to support learning in tangible, not just virtual, ways.
When schools closed in March and public education squeezed itself into narrow digital platforms, many people understood that not all students would learn well within virtual classrooms. Those people mobilized. Santa Fe’s nonprofits, teachers, school system administrators and volunteers united to ensure that students and their families had access to hands-on educational materials and supplies to encourage discovery, expression and experimentation”.