On August 23, the 2018/19 graduates participated in a
ceremony and celebration as they concluded a multi-week course which is offered
t o “adults who want to make a difference in the community by focusing on
positive leadership and civic skills.”
Here is an overview of their community projects!
Next Classes Begin in October
How will you use your voice in 2019-2020? Explore new ways
and techniques to do so by taking the Family Leadership Training Institute
(FLTI) offered in Saguache by HEART of Saguache/KV. This free 20-week class
starts on October 2, 2019 and is offered to adults who want to make a
difference in the community by focusing on positive leadership and civic
“I am so grateful to be able to go from someone who doesn’t feel like they belong in their community to someone who is so engaged and has so many connections with people around the community,” said one graduate who took the class in 2016. FLTI class will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month and dinner will be provided. Classes will begin on October 2, 2019. Space is limited apply now! Call Miracle Gomez, 719-849-3645 or email: email@example.com
FLTI coordinates locally based, leadership development and
civic literacy training sites offering 20 weeks of classes designed to promote
greater cooperation between individuals, families, institutions, public
administrators and elected officials throughout the state. The 20-week training
experience is modeled after the Connecticut Commission on
Children’s Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) curriculum and
its community implementation practices.
Participating in the FLTI experience provides Coloradans with the opportunities to build their skills, develop robust social networks, and form civic partnerships necessary to make an extraordinary community impact.
History Colorado announced last week that a workshop for educators entitled Borderlands of Southern Colorado could be beneficial in keeping history and culture alive in Saguache Today!
The Borderlands of Southern Colorado is made possible through a $168,000 Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent federal agency of the U.S. government. Dedicated to supporting education, research, preservation, and public programs in the humanities, the NEH is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.
“Borderlands exist where multiple
political or cultural groups occupy and claim space that is adjacent to each
other. During the workshop, educators will explore the complexity, tragedy,
conflict and hybridity created by natural barriers and the imposition of
geo-political borders,” said Eric Carpio, director
of the Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center, the History Colorado museum
that is facilitating the workshop. “We believe that the Borderlands
of Southern Colorado concepts are applicable across many disciplines
and ages, so we invite teachers to participate from diverse subject areas,
geographies, grade levels and interests.”
Through the grant, the Borderlands
of Southern Coloradoworkshop content
and tool kit will be developed and executed by History Colorado, a charitable organization and an agency of the State of
Colorado, which serves as a platform for community connection and diversity.
The seven-day workshop, designed for
teachers of grades 6-12, is accessible to any educator with an interest in
history, culture, geography, religion and politics. Relevant throughout K–12
humanities curricula, it will critically examine our nation’s complex history,
engage in critical dialogue, and share diverse viewpoints.
Borderlands of Southern Colorado is a place-based workshop in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, sharing
the multidimensional history of the American southwest through the intersection
of geo-political, geographic, cultural, ethnic and religious landscapes.
Through the workshops in summer 2020, educators will learn from a diverse and
highly qualified team of scholars, mentors, and community members to examine
how shifting historic borders and borderlands in the region have impacted
individual and community identity, power, government, ecosystems, economy, land
and water, religion and spirituality; and how these borderland issues continue
to resonate today.
About the Borderlands of
The Borderlands of Southern
Colorado workshop will be located in the San Luis Valley at the Fort
Garland Museum and Cultural Center, Adams State University, and in other
communities around the valley. Next month, History Colorado will post a link to
the workshop application on its website. A selection committee, comprised of the project directors,
teaching mentor and one faculty member, will review applications to select a
diverse group of educators representing a range of geographic locations,
teaching experiences, grade levels and subject areas. Decisions will be
announced in spring 2020; the two week-long workshops will take place in summer
The workshop will provide educators with content, skills, a toolkit and an experience to foster historical inquiry and critical thinking, while exploring the following key questions:
How does geography intersect with layers of identity such as gender, race, age and class?
How has the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo transformed the country, the people of southern Colorado and the southwest U.S., and how does it continue to be relevant today?
How is the environment shaped by both visible and invisible fences and boundaries?
How do material borders and landscapes inform cultural, political, personal and human borders and landscapes?
How has the sacred connection of landscape impacted life, practices, tragedies, celebrations, and settlement within the region?
For any educators’ inquiries, before
the workshop application and online materials are available in mid-September,
please contact Eric Carpio at 719-379-3512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About History Colorado
History Colorado’s mission is
to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in
our past. The charitable organization and historical agency serves as the
state’s memory, preserving the places, stories and material culture of Colorado
through educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library,
collections and outreach to Colorado communities. With eight museums around the
state, History Colorado shares the cultures and stories that define Colorado’s
past and present, including History Colorado Center (Denver); Center for
Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House (Denver); El Pueblo History
Museum (Pueblo); Trinidad History Museum (Trinidad); Fort Garland Museum &
Cultural Center (Fort Garland); Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin
(Leadville); Ute Indian Museum (Montrose); and Fort Vasquez (Platteville).
Visit HistoryColorado.org or call 303-HISTORY, for more information.
About the National Endowment for
Created in 1965 as an independent
federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports
research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of
the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the
nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities
and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.