Check out the New mexico Statewide Focus summer 2015 issue. eREAD’s very own Coach Tim Johnson was interviewed about his partnership with the NM Office of African American Affairs and the 90 day health and fitness challenge.
Amaya Brown is in a class of her own when it comes to high school girls basketball in New Mexico. She’s been competing against high school varsity players in AAU basketball since the 6th grade and holding her own while doing so.
Brown started as a freshman for her high school varsity team this year. The 5’9 SG had a stellar year leading her team to the NM girls basketball 6A title game and defeated La Cueva high school 58-46.
2014-2015 Season Accomplishments
6A Title game MVP
1st Team All-state
1st Team All-district
District 1-6A MVP
OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS:
Hyatt Regency Hotel
12:00pm Saturday, June 6, 2015
NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS
Deadline for Submissions is March 20, 2015
To recognize individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions toward the improvement of life for African Americans in the State of New Mexico.
- Must currently reside in New Mexico
- Must have made verifiable contributions in a New Mexico community, with measurable successes, in one or more of the following categories:
- Education Advancement
- Economic Empowerment
- Community Development
- Health Care Advocacy
- Unless otherwise noted by nominator, awardees will be notified of their selection by April 24, 2015
- Awardees should be available to receive recognition at the awards banquet, or be willing to endeavor to have a representative present
Nominee submissions are scored by three volunteer members of the OAAA Executive Advisory Committee on the following criteria:
Contributions should be scored based on the weight of the individual’s dedication above and beyond the regular call of duty.
Participation in Community Initiatives and Events
Nominee collaborates with other organizations for the better good of their community.
Nominee Verifiable Contributions
Does the information given prove verifiable contributions in the category individual is nominated for?
Overall Strength of Nominee
After reviewing nominee information, what is your overall assessment of contributions or successes toward making a positive impact to reduce or prevent disparities in the African American community?
SAVE THE DATE!
Recipients of the award will be awarded during the annual awards luncheon on Saturday, June 6th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel – 330 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (please contact the hotel directly at (505) 842-1234 for reservation information).
Tickets ($30 per person) and table sponsorships will be available for purchase, visit our website at www.oaaa.state.nm.us.
The New Mexico Public Health Association is soliciting nominations for their annual special awards to be presented during the 2015 Annual Conference at the April 1st Awards Luncheon. These awards recognize outstanding individual and community efforts to improve public health in New Mexico . If you know any individual(s), organizations or agencies that have impressed you with his, her or their dedication to public service, or that have really made a difference in the health of New Mexicans, now is your chance to recognize them with an award!
The Larrazolo Achievement Award
For a person who has made a lifetime contribution to public health service and has made a major impact locally, statewide and/or nationally.
The Public Health Advocate Award
For an individual, agency, organization, or community that has made a positive health-related change in their community.
Phil Lynch Legislative Award
For a policy maker, advocate, or legislator in any branch of government who has actively worked with communities to improve the health of the public.
For a young person that has worked diligently on public health issues and who has made a difference.
For a newspaper, radio, television, or newsletter that has consistently highlighted or brought to public attention health related issues in their reporting.
Jonathan Mann Award
For recognizing someone’s lifetime commitment to public health and social justice issues.
Volunteer Community Service Award
For recognizing a person who has volunteered in their community for many years in ways which serve the public good.
Other Special Award
This award would be for an individual or organization that has accomplished something spectacular during the year, but does not fit into any of the other categories.
These awards can go to anyone who fits any of the above descriptions, whether they work for a government agency, in a school system, a non-profit organization, the prevention arena, legal or public health profession, or are just an interested private citizen. To nominate an individual, organization, or association, please complete the attached Nomination Form and return to Sue Forster-Cox,firstname.lastname@example.org or Satya Rao, email@example.com by 5:00 pm, Friday, March 13, 2015, or mail to NMPHA – Awards, PO Box 26433, Albuquerque, NM 87125. If you have questions about the awards please contact Satya Rao at 575-635-6265.
Please share this announcement with those who may not have e-mail.
Full document is also as an attachment below.
January 13, 2015
Dear parents and community,
On January 20, 2015 e-READ will be closed. Staff will be sponsoring an event in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Therefore, e-READ will be closed and all programs will be canceled. Sorry for the inconvenience and short notice. We will start back up on January 21, 2015 to continue our regular schedule for the rest of the week and month of January.
If you have any questions, please call us
High School Seniors! Find the scholarship you are looking for. Check out the links below for more info.
NM African American High school seniors graduating in 2015 should apply. Click on link below for more info about this scholarship. 004370 AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY COUNCIL-ALICE HOPPES SCHOLARSHIP APPS
The Alice Faye Kent Hoppes Statewide Essay Scholarship was developed in honor of Alice Faye Kent
Hoppes for graduating seniors of African American decent across the state of New Mexico. The
scholarship is given every other year in February during African American Day at the Legislature by
the African American Legislative Council.
The Undergraduate Health Science Enrichment Program (UHSEP) is a six-week academically rigorous, residential program at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center (HSC) that provides an academic learning environment for entering college freshman who are interested in a career as a health care professional. UHSEP was designed to meet the needs of New Mexico by educating youth to become competitive applicants to enter health professional schools. The program will challenge students with a rigorous curriculum in academic, social, and developmental support. UHSEP students are expected to approach the experience with a commitment toward scholarship and career exploration.
The UHSEP begins on June 16th and ends on July 25th, 2014. Mandatory orientation and dorm check-in has been scheduled for June 14th, 2013. Application deadline has been extended to 5:00PM June 6, 2014, May, 2014.
What does UHSEP offer?
- Over 100 hours of math, science, and language instruction
- Individual tutoring to support instruction
- Presentations from UNM Health Science Center and community health professionals
- Clinical experience
- Ride-along with Albuquerque Fire Department
- First Response instruction
- College preparation
- Research project
- Service Learning
- Tours of the health care teaching facilities at the UNM Health Science Center
- Housing at the UNM Main Campus Dorms
- Cultural competency training
- Commit to the full six-week program plus one-day orientation and are required to live on the UNM campus
- Participants may not bring their own vehicles
- Comply with campus policies regarding conduct, academic honesty, and lawful behavior
- Upon acceptance into UHSEP, participants must to submit proof of their post-secondary college acceptance and immunization records with current TB test
- UHSEP was designed to meet the needs of New Mexico by educating and inspiring our incoming college freshman to pursue a career in the health field in our state. In order to meet this goal, the Office of Diversity would like remain in contact with our participants beyond our summer program.
- New Mexico Resident
- Interested in pursuing a health career
- Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
- Current seniors/Recent high school graduate/GED recipients entering post-secondary college
Questions regarding the application or program details can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling toll free 1-866-494-0064 or 505-272-2728.