The El Valle Community Center is pleased and honored to announce that it has become a sub-recipient of a “Sustaining Communication, Resources and Community during the Pandemic” award offered jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Mexico Humanities Council (NMHC) through funding provided by the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. The grant, which is intended to support “general operating expenses or specific projects,” will allow the Community Center and Villanueva Library to continue operations during the pandemic period despite the disruption and discontinuation of traditional funding streams. In addition to providing ongoing outreach, information, and learning resources through digital and print channels, the grant has allowed the Center to launch a “Community History, Community Story” program that focuses on the collection, preservation, and showcasing of local history, culture and story. The project will engage the community in gathering local history resources and producing and showcasing these in both real-space and online exhibits. The program will also support younger members of the community in gathering and organizing these resources, enabling them to contribute and connect to their community, its traditions, and its past.
The award period extends to July 31, 2021. For more information about the grant and this project, please visit the “Community History, Community Story” page on our website under the “Programs” tab.
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