As we wrapped-up another year, we are reflecting on what we have accomplished. With our sites set on expanding our impact, we extended our reach across communities by adding new team members, forging new partnerships and developing our network of facilitators. Above all, the Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors growing network has worked to elevate, center and support families.
Here’s a recap of what we achieved, together:
Expanded our Facilitator Network
We continued to host our virtual Program Acquisition Institutes training, which has proven to be just as effective and even more accessible for participants.
We hosted 16 national facilitator trainings and welcomed nearly 400 newly certified 3rd Edition facilitators from 97 organizations. Our network of facilitators now spans across 41 states.
Developed New Organizational Partnerships
Sesame Street in Communities
The Children's Partnership
We collaborated with The Children’s Partnership, Families and Schools and Great Public Schools on content about how to protect children from COVID-19 as they re-entered school, and Latino childrens’ health in California.
Together with the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC) and Latino Health Access, we helped inform the California Latinx Children’s Health fact sheet. This fact sheet paints a picture of the rich racial, ethnic, linguistic and cultural assets and strengths that Latinx children and their families bring to California as well as barriers and inequities they face that impact their health and well-being.
New Mexico-based Organizations
We also partnered with Future Focused Education, The Colorado Education Initiative and Levado on the Sin Fronteras Education Partnership. The partnership is focused on breaking down barriers between schools and families in New Mexico.
Collected Important Family Perspectives
National Latino Family Survey
Stanford RAPID Survey
Supported Public Service Programs
Received Federal Funding
Launched a YouTube and TikTok Channel
The Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors team launched a YouTube and TikTok channel to share more of our work in a video format.
Our YouTube channel shares family resources and early development tips, testimonials from our facilitators and videos with partner organizations. Since launching the channel, we’ve gained 400 subscribers and our videos have 98,466 views.
Expanded the AP/OD Team
We welcomed two new team members, Karina Burciaga and Erika Bernal. Karina serves as the Executive Support Specialist and Erika serves as a Training Support Specialist.
Look out for more updates about our team this year.
Adrián named an Aspen Fellow
Thank you to our funding partners for helping to make 2022 a success.
- Ballmer Group
- Bezos Family Foundation
- Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
- David & Lucile Packard Foundation
- Heising Simons Foundation
- J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation
- Overdeck Family Foundation
- PNC Financial Services Group, Inc
- Richard Goldman Foundation
- Tikun Olam Foundation
- Viking Global Foundation