$$$ FOR STUDYING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
There’s never been a better time to enroll in Early Childhood Education at SFCC. There are lots of opportunities for financial support. N.M. ECECD Students Success grants provide generous stipends for those who complete the Fall semester. Additional funds for participating in an Aprende apprenticeship. Questions? Contact Emily.McCarthy@sfcc.edu. Read more here.
ABRIENDO PUERTAS/OPENING DOORS PARENT LEADERSHIP CLASS MARCH 8 – MAY 24TH
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, SFCC Kids Campus
SFCC Early Childhood Center of Excellence and Fathers New Mexico are co-facilitating this 10-week parent leadership class, using the national Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors curriculum. Each session focuses on a “dicho” or popular saying and centers you as your child’s first teacher. Topics include promoting school readiness, family well-being, and advocacy, early childhood development, early literacy, bilingualism, early math, positive use of technology, attendance, civic engagement, parent leadership, goal setting, and planning for family success. Free dinner and child care! Earn $250 for attending all 10 sessions! Registration required (space limited): https://forms.office.com/r/gxn0hd0bFb
Must have at least one child ages 0-5. Preference given to parents under 30. See attached flyer or registration form for more information.
Opened for Scholarship Applications on July 27
One simple application puts you in consideration for State Institutional and Foundation Private Scholarships available for new or returning students and part-time or full-time students. Please see the attached flyer for more information or go to sfcc.awardspring.com
CAFÉ CON LAS COMADRES
SFCC presents Café Con Las Comadres, hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, every second Wednesday of the month. Join us for our next gathering on March 8, located in the West Wing Upper-Level Student Affairs comfort area (next to the I-Room), from 8:30 am – 9:30am. This is a gender inclusive community of friends who gather to empower the lives of one another through advocacy, navigation, support, and resources. This is a safe shared space. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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CHILDREN’S STORYTIME IN THE SFCC LIBRARY FAMILY STUDY ROOM 2-3 PM
SFCC Library will be joined by the Santa Fe Children’s Museum with a story time and the opportunity to take home complimentary children’s STEAM kits. Questions? email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All SFCC Community Members Are Welcome! Additional story time dates:
- Wednesday, March 15, 2023⋅2 to 3 p.m.
COUNSELING SERVICES ADDS UWILL MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICE
SFCC has partnered with Uwill, a mental health and wellness platform for colleges, as an extension to SFCC Counseling Services. Students have an immediate, secure, and convenient way to receive online-based counseling services should the need arise.
- Choose a therapist based on your preferences including issue, gender, language, ethnicity
- Choose a time that fits your schedule with day, night and weekend availability
- Choose your appointment type, video, phone, chat, or message.
The SFCC Financial Aid Department will give you assistance to help you complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA application. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
El Departamento de Ayuda Financiera de SFCC le brindará asistencia personalizada para ayudarlo a completar la solicitud FAFSA 2023-2024. Consulte el folleto adjunto para obtener mas información.
FINANCIAL WELL-BEING AND LITERACY MINI-COURSE
Student Success has just launched a Financial Well-being and Literacy course to help our students ensure they are on a path to financial well-being and making good choices about their money and their future. Watch a preview, an introduction by SFCC Student Resource Coordinator Jocelyn Hernandez-Monsalvo: https://youtu.be/fVo4krhW3j0. Nusenda and SFCC also have a co-branded Financial Wellness website with lots of useful information and tools: https://santafecc.teachbanzai.com/wellness. You can access the course by clicking on the “Financial Literacy” button in the Welcome section of the MySFCC homepage.
The campus cupboard has moved to room LL305. Come by and visit to see our new improved location and maybe do some shopping at the same time. Campus cupboard is offering FREE FOOD this spring semester. Students can visit weekly during open hours to select their own products or pick up a prepacked box. We currently do not require any student identification. Personal hygiene (menstrual products) are available from Free Flow NM. You may schedule an appointment using the Campus Cupboards Booking link on MYSFCC. Check out the new QR code created for the Campus Cupboard which takes you quickly to the Campus Cupboard Bookings site. From there you can shop online or set up an appointment to shop. They have contactless pickup and even delivery. Please see the attached flyer for these services. Question call 505/428-1775 or email: email@example.com
FOOD AND HOUSING INSECURITY STUDY AT NM COLLEGES THROUGH MARCH 1
Participate in this 10-minute survey on food & housing insecurity to have a chance to win a $40 gift card from a $30k prize pool:
https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d4NyzVMIJN3IzI2 See attached Flyer for more information.
1) Are you a currently enrolled in the Fall semester and are experiencing some financial challenges? Have you experienced a recent emergency and need just a little help? Apply today through the Student Emergency Fund. Applications can be found on your MYSFCC page under Resources (Emergency Assistance Fund). Applications are reviewed frequently, and funds are directly awarded to your account. (The funds cannot cover the cost of tuition or books.)
2) Did you know that you may be eligible forFREE GRANT MONEY? Have you completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If not, it’s easy, apply today at www.fafsa.gov. Even if you are taking a few classes, you may still be eligible. For more information, please contact our financial aid office at (505) 428-1268 or join one of the financial aid workshops listed above. The 2022-2023 FAFSA applications are available now.
- Friday, February 17, 1st 8-week session, first day to withdraw from classes.
- Students will not be dropped for non-payment. If you are currently enrolled, you must pay in full or make payment arrangements with the cashier’s office. Contact them today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students need to pay their current balance to register for the subsequent term. Please contact the Cashiers office today or visit your student account online (email@example.com).
NEED CHILDCARE? MAKE SURE YOU’RE ON THE KIDS CAMPUS WAITLIST
When a spot comes available at the Kids Campus, students get priority placement. Kids Campus wants to support student parents and hopes that those needing childcare will get on the waitlist.
Children of degree-seeking SFCC students, SFCC employees, and full-time students at the Higher Education Center are prioritized for placement to support a two-generation philosophy of education at the college.
Visit the Kids Campus website for more information. Students receive a 10% discount on the cost of Kids Campus and NM Early Childhood Education and Care Development offers Child Care Assistance to income-eligible students.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (2023-2043) Available Now
SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships. Scholarships are available for new and returning, part time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are also available for second generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at firstname.lastname@example.org). SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).
For more information and to apply go to: https://www.sfcc.edu/offices/financial-aid/
If you have questions or need assistance, email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email.
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SFCC FAMILY U FELLOWSHIP-APPLICATION IS OPEN, INFORMATION SESSION ON 2/15
SFCC is proud to announce a one-year fellowship for student parents enrolled at our institution. Student Parent Fellows will receive a $20,000 stipend to help SFCC enhance our student parent supports over the next year. This opportunity is a part of our participation in a program called FamilyU, which is offered by Generation Hope, a nonprofit organization that is working with colleges and universities to create more family-friendly campuses across the country. To learn more about the fellowship opportunity and eligibility requirements, visit generationhope.org/2022-familyu-cohort.
To learn more about this part-time fellowship, the application process, and connect with current fellows about their experience join the info session on Wed, Feb 15th at 5-6pm ET | 4-5pm CT | 3-4pm MT | 2-3pm PT. Register here(https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xYpIHGA6TqCr_2l0qKhqRw).
The application is due by 11:59 PM ET on Monday, March 20th. Apply here!(https://generation_hope.formstack.com/forms/studentparentfellow_application_2023)
STUDENT PARENT SURVEY
SFCC is building new programs and services for parenting students and working on additional initiatives to make our campus more family-friendly. If you are an SFCC student and are a parent or caregiver of one or more children under age 18, help us learn more about who our parenting students are at SFCC by filling out a short survey in banner. This will also enable us to add you to our student parent email list where we send out information about parent and family activities and other resources.
Please see the attached step by step instructions on how to access the survey.
STUDENT WRITING AWARDS – SUBMIT ENTRIES THROUGH MARCH 1, 2023 Entries are being accepted for the SFCC writing awards now through 12 noon on March 1, 2023.
Categories include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, academic essay, image/photography, instructor-nominated, & en español. Winners receive $50 and runners-up receive $25
Winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions will all be published in Accolades, will be invited to read at the celebration, and will also be considered for the SFCC Foundation Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship.
- Applicants must be enrolled in at least three credits and should not yet have earned a degree.
- Entries should be no more than 5 pages in length, typed, and attached as Word documents (or jpgs for images/photography).
- No more than 6 submissions, excluding instructor nominations.
- Please remove any identifying information from the entries.
Email submissions (or questions) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include name, A#, phone number, and the titles & categories of entries.
TRIO STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
TRIO is accepting applications for Fall 2023-2024! TRIO offers eligible students great services including academic coaching, tutoring, cultural activities, workshops, and study space. Check out the attached flyer for information on services and eligibility or visit the TRIO web page to apply now! Contact the TRIO office at email@example.com or 505-428-1364.
HACU has partnered with Tutorgigs to provide opportunities for students to earn while they learn! Please inform any of your students seeking to earn some income while leaving a positive impact on others. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming monthly informational webinars this fall. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
USDA now accepting applications for the 2023 E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program
The application period is open for the annual E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program. The program brings faculty and staff from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Hispanic-Serving School Districts (HSSDs) to Washington, D.C., where they meet with USDA leaders, learn about the federal government, and share their insights with students and colleagues in their home institutions and communities.
Education and High School Fellowships are for faculty and staff at Hispanic-Serving Institutions or Hispanic-Serving School Districts. Participants attend a one-week program in Washington, D.C.
Science Fellowships are for science faculty at HSIs to collaborate with leading USDA scientists. Participants will spend the first week in Washington, D.C. and then spend a second week at a USDA research facility.
- Application Deadline: March 1, 2023 (all materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST)
- Fellowships are awarded: May 2023
- Travel to Washington, D.C.: July 9, 2023
- Education and High School Fellowships: July 10 – July 14, 2023
- Science Fellowship: July 10 – July 21, 2023
2023 Application: 2023 E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Application
To apply for the Kika De La Garza program and learn more about the USDA-HACU Leadership Group, visit USDA’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Always Your Champion,
Dr. Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos
Associate Vice President for Student Success
Santa Fe Community College