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It Takes a Community
Jonathan Llamas is a RISE Scholar who has been in the Tierra Vida Community since the very beginning. Hear more about his story and what has inspired a significant change in his life below.
After the Bell at Tierra Vida
Sit back, put your headphones on, and discover the journey Tierra Vida staff has been on to transform the After School Program. Eli Martinez, Community Engagement Manager, shares his reflections in a short podcast.
On Wednesday, September 28th the Tierra Vida after school program students hosted a suicide awareness and prevention walk. This year Broetje Family Trust wanted to go deeper than sharing a newsletter and get more people involved, calling on young adults and youth to be at front and center of this growing issue amongst their generation.
Why Not Here? Why Not Me?
Our hope is for community members to feel empowered to oversee the development of an activity or program themselves, from beginning to end. Laura Vargas responds to that call.
Sometimes people and families find themselves in unfamiliar places, miles away from what was once home. In these times it is even more important that doors are opened and community is found…
Epiphany Over Pan Dulce
Martin Martinez and JJ McPeak took Tierra Vida youth on a field trip to Vinny’s Bakery in downtown Pasco. As part of our art studio program, they wanted youth to explore the murals, art, and stories of people in our broader Pasco community.
Alfredo Quiroz shares how profound it was that his company was awarded the contract for the exterior stonework at Leo Center, considering how little he had when he came to this country and how much he has accomplished since.
A Bluegrass Ministry
On July 23rd, we hosted Joe Troop, who is part of a band called Che Apalache. This bluegrass band incorporates Latin American styles into their music, as well as themes of social justice.
Our Building’s New Name
A name says a lot about the vision, mission, and purpose of an organization, not to mention the ambience of the actual building!