«return to news listNM MESA Awarded 2021 Facebook Community Action Grant

Facebook Community Action grant

04/01/2021 – 

NM MESA will receive a $10,000 Community Action Grant from Facebook in 2021!  The grant will support the organization’s goal to bridge the digital divide by creating a video campaign series to train students and teachers in digital media skills.

It will allow local Valencia county Middle School teachers to highlight basic technology needs through video/digital media.  Created content will be in partnership with CNM Technology Solutions Labs and supported by Dr. Rodney Sanchez, CNM Ingenuity.  The NM MESA teacher talent featured in this content will be Kenneth Provine and Michael Romero from Valencia Middle School and Juanita Silva from Belen Middle School.  Our goal is to create multiple  3-5 minute digital shorts that help explain basic technology concepts.  STEM content will be shared on our website and also statewide through NM MESA network channels.

See additional recipients and learn more via KRQE here: Valencia Co. schools, library awarded Facebook Community Action grants

This is NM MESA’s second Community Action Grant, the first was awarded in 2019 and helped to provide Elegoo Uno Super Starter kits and trainings to NM MESA programs in Valencia county and other MESA schools throughout the state.