Native American Multi-cultural Education School, Inc.

Native American Multi-cultural Education School, Denver
"This outlook, this method, this growth environment--has a track record
recognized by local and national experts.... It produces results
." - Lynda Nuttall
Morning Star Way
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How You Can Help

Many of NAMES' services and events have been made possible through the help of volunteers and the generosity of the general public. Below are several of the ways in which individuals and other organizations can help:

    


MONETARY GIFTS
The Native American Multi-Cultural Education School is a 501c nonprofit organization. Your cash contributions (check or money order) are tax deductible and will be fully acknowledged by the NAMES program.

The Native American Multi-Cultural Education School is a 501c nonprofit organization. Your cash contributions (check or money order) are tax deductible and will be fully acknowledged by the NAMES program. Each year NAMES works very hard to ensure that we have enough funding to maintain the current level of services and enough funding to continue development of our programs along with the needs of our community. In any given year, the NAMES budget is made up of public donations and a variety of staggered-year, recurring or non-recurring grants. Fundraising is a major challenge and we couldn't do it without contributions from our volunteers and the generosity of the general public. We rely heavily on monetary contributions and we welcome and appreciate your donations in any amount.

If you are interested in helping NAMES in this way, you can contribute to our program by sending a check or money order payable to: Native American Multi-Cultural Education School, 3600 Morrison Rd., Denver, CO 80219. If you would like to contribute, but have additional questions, please contact Lynda Nuttall, the NAMES Director, at 303-934-8086, or via email at names_inc@qwest.net.

 

SPONSORSHIP OF PROJECTS,
EVENTS OR I
INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES

Over the course of every year, NAMES seeks individual, small business and corporate friends to sponsor specific activities and events at NAMES. Please review the following sample list of current opportunities in this area.

Sample List
The following is a sample of activities that we are currently seeking funding and support for this year:

Annual Graduation and Honoring Ceremony (June 25, 2008)

This event is held every summer and we are seeking monetary contributions to help with any of the following costs

  • Cost of the graduation meal Honorarium for a drum and singers
  • Sponsorship of the guest speaker
  • Graduation tassels for each graduate (beaded by a local craftsperson)
  • Printing costs for diplomas, special awards, and programs.
  • Flowers for the recognition of the NAMES volunteers.
  • Nominal event decorations
  • Scholarships for graduates (we try to give at least two each year)
  • Cost of the cake
  • Nominal equipment rental
Morning Star Art Project (2008-2009)

This project will bring back the renowned multi-cultural muralist, Carlotta Espinoza, to work with students on painting Animal Murals on the outside walls of our Peace Garden area. We are currently seeking matching contributions to help with the following costs.

If you are interested in helping NAMES in this way, please contact Lynda Nuttall, the NAMES Director, at 303-934-8086, or via email at names_inc@qwest.net. You can also contribute to our program simply by sending a check or money order payable to: Native American Multi-Cultural Education School, 3600 Morrison Rd., Denver, CO 80219. All contributions will be appreciated and fully acknowledged.

SPONSOR STUDENT TUITION
Although our tuition fee structure in no way covers the real cost of providing teachers, materials and classroom space, NAMES charges a nominal $15/month tuition fee for students studying to get their GED. Unfortunately, with a majority of our students coming from economically disadvantaged situations, students are occasionally unable to meet this fee. We therefore have established a small tuition assistance program that helps subsidize the tuition cost of eligible students from time to time.

We welcome donations in any amount, and you can send your check or money order payable to: Native American Multi-Cultural Education School, 3600 Morrison Rd., Denver, CO 80219. You can also contact Lynda Nuttall, the program director, at 303-934-8086, or via email at names_inc@qwest.net, if you have questions.

 

BOOKS, MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
Each month NAMES publishes a general list of things we currently need. Whether you can donate ten of anything or just one, we appreciate any and all contributions in the following categories:

  • Up-to-date GED study guides (general subject areas).
  • Copy paper (size 8 " x 11") (We always need this!)
  • Art supplies
  • Garbage bags
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Pens w/ black ink (required for certain forms)
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Cork boards
  • Misc. art supplies (canvas, paint brushes, old easels)
  • 1 - Storage cabinet with doors.
  • 2 - Bookcases in good condition
  • Books (multi-cultural/any culture. Please call first)
If you are interested in helping NAMES in this area, please contact Lynda Nuttall, the NAMES Director, at 303-934-8086, or via email at names_inc@qwest.net.

 

CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PEACE GARDEN
Although last year's main build of the Morning Star Medicine Wheel Garden created the heart of the Peace Garden, our work has only just begun. In addition to the annual replanting and spring work on the existing star-shaped area, this year we are planning to chip away at more of the old asphalt around the sides of the star (currently covered with gravel) and to further develop the space with flowers and greenery throughout the coming months. The garden is currently without benches or surrounding plants or greenery, but we hope to make it an even more beautiful and welcoming place where students and visitors can find peace and strength.

Below is our detailed wish list of the things we're really hoping to get for the garden this year. We will be updating it as we check things off the list. If you have any of the items listed or would like more information on the garden, please contact Lynda Nuttall at 303-934-0028 or via email at names_inc@qwest.net.

Peace Garden Wish *List:
  • Plants and bulbs (in the shade of the Morning Star Medicine Wheel)
  • Gift certificates to local nurseries
  • Potting soil
  • Mulch
  • Pots (medium and large)
  • Planting boxes (painted or unpainted)
  • Small rectangle bricks (any color)
  • Larger landscaping bricks or slab-like stones (as long as we can lift them by hand. Any color/quantity)
  • 1 - 10 cinder blocks
  • Several boards or board scraps that are at least 1" x 6" x 2'. They can be longer, but not shorter.
  • Steel birdhouse hanger (the kind you can push into the ground)
  • Wind chimes
  • Peaceful garden sculptures
  • 1 - 4 garden benches (we're really-really hoping to come across a garden bench or two with an animal or animals carved in it.)

* Please note that this wish list is an ongoing list, and that we will be looking for wish list items for several months to come.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

    NAMES has continual opportunities for volunteer tutors for day and evening hours. Volunteer To Teach A Core Class
    • Volunteer to teach a 3 - 4 week class in a specific math range ( example: fractions, percentages, intro to algebra)
    • Classes can be held twice a week for one hour each or once a week for two hours each.
    • Volunteer to teach a 3 - 4 week class in basic science
    • Volunteer to teach a 2-4 week class in a specific social studies sub-topics

    Volunteer To Teach a Student Workshop
    NAMES is currently accepting volunteer proposals for workshops that are 1-2 hours in length and in the following categories:
    • Consumer Health (subtopics)
    • Workplace Literacy (subtopics)
    • Computer Literacy (subtopics)
    • Basic Internet Skills
    • Herbs and Plants

    Volunteer To Teach a Staff Workshop
    As with most nonprofit organizations, NAMES struggles each year to provide enough training and development opportunities for staff and volunteers. We are always on the lookout for experts who can volunteer a little of their time and creativity to help train our staff to be great teachers, communicators, listeners, developers and lifelong learners.

     

CONTACTS: Director, Lynda Nuttall 303-934-8086, or call 303-934-0028.
Send email to names_inc@qwest.net

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