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The League of Women Voters’ Lunch with a Leader will feature Ellen Morris Bond the executive director of Self-Help, Inc. on Thursday, July 11, at 11:40 a.m. in Mesa Library. This monthly event is open to the entire community.
Bond graduated from University of New Mexico with a degree in English and then earned her masters in community development from University of California-Davis. She has lived in northern N.M. for 35 years. Currently she, her husband and daughter live in Pojoaque.
She became interested in the nonprofit service world while working as a Vista Volunteer from 1978-1981. The Cerro Grande Fire in 2000 brought new challenges to Los Alamos and gave Self Help an opportunity to be of service to the families who lost their homes.
During that period, Bond was asked to be a full-time employee and then became the executive director in 2001. She has broad experience in case work, advocacy, case management, resource development and extensive experience in receiving and managing public and private funding.
Bond will talk to the group about needs and issues in northern New Mexico, as well as the history and what Self Help does for our community.
To order a lunch, call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 or email her at email@example.com after July 1.
There is a vast menu of items to order from the Co-op. The price of lunch is $10.
Contact Karyl Ann with food orders by July 9. Lunch order not a requirement to attend.
Self Help, Inc., is a community partner of the United Way of Northern New Mexico. It recently received a $4,000 grant from the The New Mexico Children’s Foundation.
N.M. Children’s Foundation is a visionary, grassroots organization that funds small nonprofit children’s organizations throughout New Mexico. The foundation’s core belief is that many children have a wide range of under-served needs. The foundation’s goal is to provide meaningful grants to serve as many of those needs as possible.
Self Help Inc., formed in 1969, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting people in need in Northern New Mexico by providing brief case management, emergency funding, advocacy and seed/education grants.