How we maximize the benefit for our community
Working with parents, teachers, and district administrators, the STCF has keyed in on four areas where our efforts will have the biggest impact on our students.
- Rewarding attendance and hard work.
- Reducing the barriers poverty creates.
- Helping students make the transition after graduation.
- Helping teachers be the best they can be.
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STCF Core Programs
1. Rewarding Attendance and Hard Work
2. Reducing the Impact of Poverty
3. Transitioning After Graduation
4. Recognizing Our Top Educators
In addition to our core programs, the STCF reserves funds for one-time grants that can be used for needs or opportunities as they arise. We have an application that anyone can fill out to ask for funding. Some past examples are below.
In 2018, the Santa Teresa Charitable Foundation donated new computers to various elementary schools in the Gadsden Independent School District. The computers are critical, as students are required to complete their state testing via computers. If students are not versed on using a computer, they struggle completing the tests within the allotted time. The new computers will allow the elementary schools to better train the students, who will be capable of achieving higher test scores.
From a budgetary standpoint, the State of New Mexico has struggled during the past couple of years. This has resulted in cuts to many educational programs such as field trips. In 2018, this was the case with Desert View Elementary School in Sunland Park. STCF stepped in to cover a shortfall of $2,000 for Desert View Elementary so that students could resume field trips that had already been planned before the funding cuts.
Yucca Elementary Headphones
The Santa Teresa Charitable Foundation donated badly needed headphones to Yucca Heights Elementary so that students can take tests on computers.
The Santa Teresa Charitable Foundation donated $3,600 to the Santa Teresa High School Architectural students in order for them to gain certification, and in general support of their program.
Gadsden High STEM Career Fair
In 2018, the Santa Teresa Charitable Foundation donated $300 to support the STEM Career fair at Gadsden High School, organized by Senator Martin Heinrich and Senator Tom Udall. This event was created to help connect students to promising opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.