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Parent Mentor Program bridges cultural gaps

Amy Hadden Marsh Post Independent Contributer Lizdebet Nuñez sheds tears of joy when she talks about Valley Settlement Project’s rapidly growing Parent Mentor Program, which reaches elementary schools in Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. “I’m really happy living here now,” she says. Nuñez, originally from Mexico, has lived in the United States for longer than […]

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The Manaus Fund Receives John Denver Aspenglow Fund Grant

[Carbondale, CO] – The Manaus Fund announces the receipt of a $90,000 grant from The John Denver Aspenglow Fund at the Aspen Community Foundation, to support the Valley Settlement Project’s program for families with children zero to three years old. The zero to three component of Valley Settlement Project’s Early Childhood Education effort is a […]

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Veronica Felix Lopez — Immigrant Stories

Parents helped improve conditions for fruit pickers May 26, 2014 Intro: Veronica Felix Lopez is the Lead Community Organizer for the Valley Settlement Project, “a multigenerational program that focuses on school readiness, elementary school achievement, economic stability and community engagement” for the Roaring Fork Valley’s low-income families. Veronica was born in California’s Central Valley, the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: THE MANAUS FUND RECEIVES GRANTS TO SUPPORT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

The Manaus Fund Receives Grant to Support Early Childhood Education [Carbondale, CO] – The Manaus Fund has received an $80,000 Daniels Fund grant to support the Valley Settlement Project’s Early Childhood Education programs. Valley Settlement Project (VSP) is a multigenerational program focused on school readiness, elementary school achievement, economic stability and community engagement for low […]

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PRESS RELEASE: THE MANAUS FUND ANNOUNCES FIRST FULL-TIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: JON FOX-RUBIN

THE MANAUS FUND ANNOUNCES FIRST FULL-TIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: JON FOX-RUBIN 11 JUNE 2014—The Manaus Fund announces Jon Fox-Rubin as its first full-time Executive Director. Jon was chosen from an outstanding field of applicants to lead the Manaus Fund in its mission to catalyze social justice in our region. “Social justice is woven into my persona […]

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EL BUSESITO: EARLY ED FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS

EL BUSESITO: EARLY ED FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS  David R. Bonnheim  January 15, 2014 Interview with Veronica Felix, community organizer, Manaus Fund’s Valley Settlement Project Veronica Felix got her start as a community organizer during evenings spent listening to her father and United Farmworkers co-founder Cesar Chavez plan to organize the often exploited, largely Latino […]

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The Valley Settlement Project

VSP is a dual generation initiative focused on school readiness and elementary school achievement, and economic stability and community engagement for low-income families from Aspen to Parachute.  VSP utilizes The Manaus Fund’s ability to leverage connections between community resources and families in need. The Manaus Fund received a $1.2 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg […]