Southwest Rural Education Collaborative


Agency: La Puente Home, Inc. 

Areas Served: Alamosa, Conejos, Chaffee, Saguache, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, La Plata, Park, and Montezuma.

Program Description: Members provide a range of services including tutoring, school garden classes, student mentorship, and family services. 18 Members serve in 5 rural areas of Colorado including the San Luis Valley, Park County, Chaffee County, Montezuma County, and La Plata County. Typically members are post college and range in age from 22-mid 30's.

Program Impact:

  • 2,360 students received educational service
  • 10 homeless families were provided housing and life skills
  • AmeriCorps members organized and served in 2 national days of service

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