Supporting Lifesongs

Join us at Cowgirl BBQ tonight to benefit the 2017 Lifesongs concert! Anyone dining between 4:30 and 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 can mention the “Academy for the Love of Learning” or “Lifesongs” and Cowgirl BBQ will donate 25% of all pre-tax revenue directly to Lifesongs for the production of the May 7th concert….

A Natural Tendency Other Than Rational

The word “impulse” comes with a variety of definitions, synonyms, and connotations. Inspiration, motivation, incentive, driving force. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling, an abrupt inclination. The electrochemical transmission of a signal along a nerve fiber that produces an excitatory or inhibitory response. A propensity or natural tendency other…

Living and Learning in a New Key: The Spaces Between

This animation, Living and Learning in a New Key: The Spaces Between, presents a landscape inspired by Academy for the Love of Learning Founder Aaron Stern’s discussion of that which emerges from the cracks between major and minor; a musical expression of the play between the human experience of well being and suffering. We hope…

Thank you for celebrating #GivingTuesday!

Thank you to all who generously contributed to the Academy for the Love of Learning on this year’s #GivingTuesday. Your gifts helped to provide direct support to El Otro Lado in the Schools and Lifesongs, and as part of the #GivingTuesday movement, your contributions were matched by The Gates Foundation. Providing to programs like El…

Lifesongs receives Envision Fund grant for new project benefiting LGBTQ+ community

The Academy for the Love of Learning is pleased to announce the gift of a $5,000 grant to the Lifesongs program from the Envision Fund, an initiative of the Santa Fe Community Foundation. The Envision Fund gives voice to New Mexico’s LGBTQ+ community by supporting conversations that inspire intellectual curiosity and increases education, understanding, and…

An Emerging Community of Mentors

The Academy for the Love of Learning is committed to exploring ways to reconnect people to their natural love of learning. The inquiry is profound, and has compelling ramifications for how we teach, how we listen and, in a much broader sense, how we react and respond in any given situation throughout the course of…

Join us for a day of giving

As the Academy for the Love of Learning’s new Development Coordinator, I want to invite and encourage you to join the largest movement of inspirational giving around the world on this #GivingTuesday, November 29, 2016. The Academy provides exceptional outlets for transformational and positive work in the community with its Institute for Teaching and Foundational Programs…

Inspire Santa Fe turns three!

This fall, Santa Fe’s unique interest-based mentorship program is continuing to support and elevate the natural love of learning by connecting adults and children in mentorships. Working closely with a wide range of area schools, the non-profit Communities in Schools, and participating families, we’ve already set up about two-thirds of our sixty mentorships for the…

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