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The Santa Fe Mentoring and Tutoring Collaborative (SFMT) is a collaborative working group of Opportunity Santa Fe: Birth to Career, a collective impact initiative supported by the Santa Fe Community Foundation. The Collaborative grew out of a community request for a virtual landing page, or hub, that would allow for greater coordination and increased efficiency for mentoring and tutoring programs being offered in Santa Fe.  In addition, SFMT is committed to establishing a best practices framework with an emphasis on the consistent delivery and implementation of mentoring and tutoring services for Santa Feans. SFMT is coordinated by a core group of non-profit organizations seeking to enhance collaboration within the mentoring and tutoring sector and increase the number of quality youth mentoring and tutoring opportunities in Santa Fe.

Opportunity Santa Fe is a Joint collective impact effort of the Mayor's Children, Youth and Families Community Cabinet, the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board, and the Santa Fe Birth to Career Collaboration in collaboration with many community partners



Every young person in Santa Fe will have a quality mentoring and/or tutoring relationship


To champion a city wide collaborative movement in Santa Fe that will expand access to and improve the number of quality mentoring and tutoring relationships for young people.

Goals and Objectives

The SFMTC aims to help mentoring and tutoring programs leverage limited resources, avoid duplication of efforts, and capitalize on opportunities to deliver key program services efficiently.  We will promote quality mentoring and tutoring efforts, incorporating national and local best practices. The result will be greater communication and collaboration, more high-quality mentoring and tutoring programs, smarter use of resources, and most significantly, more young people matched in high-quality mentoring and tutoring relationships.

Santa Fe Mentoring and Tutoring Collaborative Goals

  • Develop a citywide Mentoring and Tutoring Hub including web-based mentoring and tutoring program information for youth, families and volunteers.

  • Survey and develop web-based information hubs on mentoring and tutoring programs.

  • Improve, coordinate and streamline volunteer recruiting through outreach, recruitment fairs, referrals, training, and background checks.

  • Develop and implement a city-wide outreach campaign focused on success stories targeting ways to engage with tutoring and mentoring.

  • Provide joint training and shared learning opportunities for professionals/providers and volunteers to improve quality based on best practices.

  • Identify key gaps in programs (e.g. affordable tutoring for academics and college access) and develop targeted plans to fill the gap.

These goals will evolve as the SFMTC evolves.

The Organizations and People Behind SFMTC

Co-Lead Organizations:

Kate Mitchell, Communities In Schools

Sabra Romero, Santa Fe Public Schools

Todd Lopez, Inspire Santa Fe

Core Members:

Giselle Piburn, Monte del Sol Charter School

David Sherman, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region

AmeriCorps VISTA SFMT Coordinator

Penny Holcomb