Sneak Peak of the PALS art show! Join us this Friday for an evening benefiting La Puente’s PALS program at Milagros’s from 5:30-6:30. All art for sale is made by the PALS and proceeds will go directly to PALS.
Todays Member Monday is Alicia Loebl! Learn more about Alicia and her service below: Hometown: I grew up all around the US, just graduated college in Williamsburg, VA and spent the summer with my family in San Francisco, CA. Service site: Montezuma School to Farm Project Why did you decide to join AmeriCorps: I decided to join AmeriCorps because I knew I had a strong passion for service in college and wanted to spend a year fully committing myself to serving and gaining perspective about various communities before embarking on a career. Why did you decide to serve at Montezuma…
The Halloween tradition continues! Thank you to all the students of Alamosa Elementary School who took part in the Halloween Costume parade and donated OVER 600 POUNDS OF FOOD to La Puente's Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley. This a great annual event that helps our youngest understand that when we all share, we all can have enough.
As the temperatures dip below freezing, we are so thankful to have neighbors like San Luis Valley Federal Bank who help us keep folks warm. Please bring any donations you have to the shelter.
Today's AmeriCorps Member Monday is Nicole Rodriguez Learn More about Nicole & her service below: Hometown: San Antonio, TX Service site: La Puente’s Community Education & Development AmeriCorps VISTA Why did you decide to join AmeriCorps: I was a college graduate with a full-time job & no real plan for my future. I knew I wanted to find a way to use my college degree to help people and travel but I didn’t know how. AmeriCorps VISTA offered one year commitment positions so I jumped at the opportunity to move somewhere new and gain experience in community education and development.…
Check Out This Excerpt from the Voice of La Puente: "The more I learn about the struggles of the adults La Puente works with, the more I see the connections of how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) carry forward and impact their adult life. It’s been assumed that events of one’s childhood contribute to shaping the lives of who we become as adults. What’s new is the emergent research illuminating the many ways that Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs)have impact throughout someone’s life."
La Puente's Valley Educational Gardens Initiative - VEGI needs help! We're looking for volunteers to sign up for the Boyd Learning Garden Pathway Construction. Sign up today!
“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Today’s AmeriCorps Member Monday is Alison Page! Learn more about Alison & her service below: Hometown: Rochester, MI Service Site: La Puente's PALS Children's Program Why did you decide to join AmeriCorps: I joined AmeriCorps because I wanted to be involved with service before entering the workforce or attending graduate school. It was really important to me to find an experience that would allow me to give back to this beautiful world while enriching my understanding of present day need. AmeriCorps was a perfect fit for me because it checked all of my boxes and allowed me to serve other…
We're so thankful to live in a community that understands the value of sharing. Thanks to all our who participated in La Puente's Valley Educational Gardens Initiative - VEGI annual Stone Soup event during this year's HOPE Week.
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Thank you tall those who supported our HOPE Week Candlelight Vigil. It was a beautiful event that asked us to see through the eyes of another and recognize the reality around homelessness in our community. Special thanks to 68 West from Adams State University for their beautiful music and to Sacred Heart Alamosa for hosting us. If you would like to learn more about how you can support the most vulnerable in our community contact us today.
Come kick-off La Puente's annual Homeless Outreach, Prevention, and Education (H.O.P.E.) Week with our Candle Light Vigil! We will gather outside of our Homeless Shelter, Wednesday (9/25) at 6:30 PM. This event is meant to remember those we have lost to homelessness, to learn about the realities of homelessness, and to become closer and more compassionate as a community. We hope to see you there!
Thank you ASU Spanish Club for serving with us this weekend and cooking at our shelter during this year's Adams State University Cares Days! #gogrizzlies
Join as we spread hope here in our community! "For nearly forty years, La Puente has existed to ensure that these vulnerable members of the community have the support they need to stabilize, heal, strengthen, and ultimately thrive. In order to continue this support, La Puente will be hosting H.O.P.E Week (Homeless Outreach Prevention & Education) September 23rd– 29th"