Opportunity Santa Fe: Birth to Career

Opportunity Santa Fe, a community collaborative initiative supported by the Santa Fe Community Foundation, is a collective impact effort among committed leaders and stakeholders to achieve birth to career success for all Santa Fe children, families, and communities by aligning our strategies, actions, and resources to improve outcomes.

Our Shared Vision for Birth to Career Success is to achieve: 

  • Successful Transitions across early childhood, K-12, post-secondary and career by ensuring readiness, support, and completion across stages
  • Well Being for vulnerable children & families by providing coordinated, wraparound support to help them thrive and succeed in school 
  • Equity in opportunities for children & families by addressing critical resource gaps in high poverty, high risk schools and community


For A Community Where All Children and Youth Thrive

In 2017, the Santa Fe Birth to Career Collaboration and the City of Santa Fe Mayor's Children Youth and Families Community Cabinet came together to launch Opportunity Santa Fe: Birth to Career, a joint collective impact effort to improve lives and key transitions of children and youth across Santa Fe, from birth until they enter their careers. The effort launched at the 2017 Opportunity Santa Fe Community Summit with announcement of ongoing Targets & Aspirational Goals and is supported by collective actions of many community partners.

Collaborative Working Groups: Moving from isolated impact to collective impact

COLLABORATIVE WORKING GROUPs (CWGs) are groups of cross-sector stakeholders who come together to plan and execute collective actions to improve outcomes in a focused area that are aligned with the shared vision and outcome goals of Opportunity Santa Fe. Opportunity Santa Fe recognizes the importance of such groups in making an impact in critical areas. Opportunity Santa Fe provides technical assistance, targeted financial assistance, and coordination to support the collective agenda.

Collaborative Working Groups:

Campus Connections

Community Educators Network

Early Childhood Steering Committee


Mentoring & Tutoring

Poder Familiar

The Reading Group

Reconnecting Youth

Santa Fe Convive

Skill Up

STEM Scaffold Santa Fe


Trauma Informed Care

Truancy Task Force


Your Contact for
Opportunity Santa Fe: Birth to Career

Annmarie McLaughlin
Sr. Director of Community Programs
505.988.9715 ext. 7005