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Student Scholar: November 15

Rachel Decker The Paw Print Sophomore Jerrica Cherry, Student Scholar of the week, is not only a dedicated student, but also an active member of the Alamosa community, working hard both in school and in helping better those around her. Cherry is a Child Psychology major with plans to graduate and go on to achieve […]

Vote for Alamosa Elementary in Clorox Education

Katie Stiel The Paw Print Jenna Kallestad La Puente Volunteer The fight against obesity and malnutrition in America is becoming exponentially more important as related health issues, as Type 2 Diabetes skyrocket across the country. La Puente’s Alamosa Community Gardens Program (ACG) seeks to address these issues with integrated, engaging school lessons for all students […]

When Will We Take Action on Child Homelessness?

Katie Stiel The Paw Print A research study by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty estimates between 2.3 and 3.5 million people experience homelessness each year in America. Out of that estimate, did you know 32.7 percent of children in the San Luis Valley are living below the poverty line? Unemployment, dependency of […]

La Puente Celebrates Growing Power

Jenna Kallestad So, there’s this guy. He’s an urban kid from Detroit, looks a little a rough, in his late teens, and he stands up in front of the crowd of a few hundred people and says timidly and simply that he’s been asked to share his writing. It’s a rap song that he’s written. […]

La Puente Finds Extra Room for Dinner Guests

Hannah Llika La Puente Volunteer As I returned from the Thursday morning City Market pickup, I could see the fence already filled up with migrant workers waiting to hear about the day’s work. My day had just begun, and like every other Thursday, I was wondering how I would manage getting all these donations inside- […]

La Puente Sponsors H.O.P.E. Week to Educate

Katie Stiel La Puente Volunteer What is H.O.P.E. week, you might ask? The abbreviations of four letters formulating the loving word hope, stands for Homeless Organization for Promoting Education. The history for H.O.P.E. week formerly began by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in the early 1990s, HOPE week continues to live on in the […]

La Puente’s HOPE Week and Donations Needed

Community Education La Puente’s HOPE (Homeless Organization Promoting Education) Week Join La Puente for a week of events to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness in the San Luis Valley. HOPE Week will begin on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m. with “The Mayan Journey to Alamosa” at Milagros Coffeehouse. Hear local stories of their journey […]

Shining Light on Migrant Season at La Puente

Katie Stiel The Paw Print One day while silently observing the guests at La Puente’s Shelter, I noticed guests with scrapped fingers, callused hands and sun burnt skin. Throughout our conversation during our lunch, I learned that several of the guests were migrant workers. The injuries I saw were from their intense labor from gleaning, […]

The Heart of Service

Katie Stiel The Paw Print Jitters of anticipation embraced me when boarding the plane departing from Nashville, Tennessee to Denver, Colorado. Naturally, being the youngest of my family, I’ve always had a path to follow. After months of interviews and applications I fully trusted starting a year commitment in Alamosa as the best direction for […]

Food Insecurity: Hunger in the Valley is Very Real

Devin Forest Cornwall La Puente Volunteer   When the word “hunger” is mentioned, especially in the context of education, many people imagine thirty second commercials featuring a group of malnourished children wearing oversized NFL t-shirts on some far off continent.  And although it’s true, there are great needs in these places to feed many mouths […] is powered by WordPress µ | Spam prevention powered by Akismet