Ian Murphy is this weeks #MemberMonday! Ian is serving as a Shelter/Food Bank split position. Read below to learn a little more about Ian: Why did you decide to join AmeriCorps? I joined AmeriCorps because I was seeking a change of scenery in my life but wanted to continue serving those facing difficult times in a different way. Why did you decide to serve at La Puente? I decided on La Puente because I was impressed with the multifaceted capacity of the organization. I have experience serving underserved populations but this is my first experience providing resources in what I
As part of HOPE Week next week, we will be releasing a video about the St. Benedicts Encampment. Hear stories from residents and learn about the day to day happenings at the camp. The video will be released on Friday, September 24th via the La Puente Home YouTube page.
Thank you to Pam & Duane Wagner from Black Forest Lutheran Church for their donation of blankets, hygiene kits, and clothing. As we move into the cold season, this donation will help keep our unsheltered neighbors warm & clean. For questions about donations, call 719-589-5909
Ask La Puente to visit your church or civic group. United Church of Walsenburg welcomed Tara and Harley last month as their speakers. They filled a van with donations and heard how a community can take steps to meeting needs. Tara's notes: They had all their church members outside (only 10 members) saving parking along the Main Street so that we had a parking space with easy load and unload access. We made such great friendships that in the end they were chasing us down even as we were pulling away to give us more stuff they found to send
Proposal for SLV Broadband Community Relations Manager The San Luis Valley Council of Governments requests proposals from qualified individuals or firms for the position of San Luis Valley Broadband Community Relations Manager. This individual/firm will report directly to the SLV COG Broadband Techn...
From Our Friends at Center for Restorative Projects: What: Training for new facilitators for CRP's ReThinking Substances program. We will focus on helping youth take responsibility, understand the impacts of their actions, and work to repair harm that was caused Who: Anyone interested in working with youth in the community to address impacts of underage substance use When: Friday, September 17th, 1pm-8pm and Saturday, September 18th, 9am-5pm Where: CRP building--716 Main St, Alamosa How to sign up: Follow this link and fill out the google form Feel free to pass along the link to others who may be interested!
As we continue to celebrate #NationalHispanicHeritageMonth we celebrate one of our countries great athletes and philanthropists. Roberto Clemente was a leader, on and off the field, dedicating his life to those in need. Happy Roberto Clemente Day. #WisdomWednesday
Join us here at La Puente as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Our country is a melting pot of people, cultures, and traditions. Let us take this month to reflect on the beauty of difference, and appreciate the Hispanic heritage that surrounds us every day.
As a part of HOPE Week, La Puente is holding their annual candlelight vigil. Join us on Wednesday, September 22 at 7pm in the lot on the corner of State and 7th. There will be guest speakers, music, and stories. Come out to reflect and learn about homelessness in our community.
This week's #MemberMonday is our new #americorps member Celeste Kaspar. Celeste moved to Colorado from Wisconsin and is serving at Valley Educational Gardens Initiative (VEGI). Read below to learn more about Celeste: Why did you decide to join AmeriCorps? After graduating from Grinnell College this past May, I knew that I wanted a hands on experience working in a nonprofit. Doing so allows me to have direct contact and relationships with the community. I spent four years studying sociology and felt like AmeriCorps was a way to actually practice what I have learned. A year with AmeriCorps also allows me
La Puente's Crisis Prevention Resources will start accepting Energy Outreach Colorado applications starting October 1st. To apply starting Oct.1st come by the Crisis Prevention office located at 929 State Ave. Bring the ID and proof of income fro everyone in the. household over the age of 18, a copy of your energy bill and or the size of your propane tank, provider/ account number and the percentage your tank is at. We are not making appointments or creating a waiting list. It will be first come first serve and in person only.