School & Community Partners

Siwarmayu: “Siwar” and “Mayu” in the Quechua language (currently spoken by eight million people in the world) translate into hummingbird and river, respectively. This collaborative website, conceived of by UNC Asheville faculty member Juan Martinez Sanchez, Ph. D., is an open access website publication dedicated to native writers and scholars from the seven directions of Mother Earth, in which peoples from different countries and backgrounds can dialogue through art, poetry, short-stories, plays, testimony, oral history and essays. ‘Siwar’ symbolizes the bearer of messages, the ancestors, the ones who cross borders, and is in-between, just as our project is, just as contemporary indigenous writers and artists are.

Other Partners:

ABIPA (Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement)
AC Reynolds HS ESL Class
Action for Children N.C.
Alleghany County Schools
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The American Chemical Society
Appalachian Regional Commission
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
Archaeological Institute of America
The ARC of Buncombe County
Arts for Life
Asheville Buncombe County Christian Ministries (ABCCM)
Asheville City School District
Asheville City Schools Foundation
Asheville City Schools Health Advisory Council
Asheville Community Theatre’s Autumn Players Readers Theater
Asheville High School
Asheville Middle School
Asheville Art Museum
Asheville Design Center
Asheville Symphony Orchestra
Asheville Ultimate Club
Aspire Youth & Family-Kids at Work!
Astronomy Club of Asheville
Barnardsville Head Start programs
Be Active Kids N.C.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC
BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Blue Ridge Pride
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
Blue Ridge Orchestra
Brandi Nichole Family Enrichment Center
Buncombe County Council on Aging
Buncombe County Department of Health
Buncombe Discovery Academy
Buncombe County Parks and Recreation
Buncombe County School District
Buncombe County Schools Health Advisory Council
Burton Street Community
The Carolina Collaborative for Research on Work and Health
Center for Healthy Aging-MAHEC
Cherokee High School
Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County
City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA)
City of Asheville’s Parks and Recreation
Clare Bridge of Asheville
Claxton Elementary School
Clay County Schools
Clean Water for North Carolina
Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites – NC
Council on Aging of Buncombe County
Disc Golf Association
Eat Smart, Move More N.C.
Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society
Emma Elementary School
Enka High School
Erwin High School
Evergreen Charter School
f/32 Photography
First 2,000 Days
Foster Adventist Community Services
Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Francine Delaney New School
Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Friends of the WNC Nature Center
Girls on the Run of WNC
Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont
Go To Goal! Asheville Buncombe County Youth Soccer Association
Graham County Schools
Hall-Fletcher Elementary School
Hand Made in America
Hands On Asheville-Buncombe
Hanger Hall Middle School
Haywood County Schools Health Advisory Council
Hillcrest Community
Hinds’ Feet Farm
Healthy Buncombe
Homeward Bound Asheville
I Have a Dream Foundation (IHAD)
Institute for Emerging Issues
Ira B. Jones Elementary School
Isaac Dickson Elementary School
Jackson County Schools Health Advisory Council
Johnston Elementary School
Juntos NC
Kids Voting Buncombe County
Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging
The Land of Sky Regional Council
Leadership Asheville
LEAF Schools & Streets
Lee-Walker Heights Community
Literacy Council of Buncombe County
The Asheville Living Treasures
Madison County School District
MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center)
MANNA Food Bank
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County
McDowell County School District
McDowell County Gear Up
McDowell High School
Mission Health System
Mountain Area Health Education Network (MAHEC)
Mountain Heritage High School
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
National Forests of North Carolina
National Paideia Center
National PE Institute
Natural Learning Initiative at N.C. State
N.C. Action for Healthy Kids
N.C. Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
N.C. Alliance School Community Health Alliance
N.C. Cooperative Extension
N.C. Department of Public Instruction
N.C. Department of Transportation
N.C. Division of Public Health
N.C. Healthy Schools Partnership
N.C. Prevention Partners
N.C. Public Health Foundation
N.C. School Community Health Alliance
N.C. School Health Advisory Councils
N.C. Society of Public Health Education
North Buncombe High School
North Carolina Science Olympiad
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Open Doors of Asheville
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Owen High School
Para el Mundo USA
Pisgah View Asheville Head Start
Pisgah View Public Housing Community
Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Project
Randolph Learning Center
Reading Riding Retrofit: North Carolina (NC) Green Schools
River Arts District
Rutherford County Schools
School of Inquiry & Life Sciences at Asheville
Smart Start and Partnership for Children — Shape N.C.
South French Broad Community
Southside Community
Southwestern North Carolina Opportunity Initiative (Opt-In)
Swain County Schools
Talisman Academy High School
The Spectrum by Dragonfly Forest
Trips for Kids WNC
United States Global Change Research Program
USDA Forest Service
USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
USDA Forest Service’s Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Vance Elementary School
Watauga County Schools
West End/Clingman Avenue Neighborhood
Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center
Wilkes County Schools
William Randolph School
WNC Health Network
WNC Healthy Kids Coalition
WNC Historical Association
Women’s Wellbeing and Development Foundation
World Affairs Council WNC
World Camp
Yancey County Schools
YMCA Community Gardens
YMCA of Western North Carolina
The NC State YMCA Alliance
The YMI Cultural Center
The United Way of Asheville/Buncombe
Yancey County Gear Up
Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!)
YWCA of Asheville