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Rio Rico School Blitz 2017

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The Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District is grateful to all those individuals and organizations who contributed to their annual “Back to School Blitz.”  The “Blitz,” is a Saturday-morning event, held just before the start of the school year at one of the schools.  The Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District hosts a “one-stop” back-to-school supplies and services for their ... Read More »

Community Ambassador-NHS Student Joshua Sanchez

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A student from Nogales High School was recently selected by Governor Ducey’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family to represent Santa Cruz County. Joshua Sanchez a 17-year old senior at Nogales High School was selected to be a community ambassador to help lead service projects, develop initiatives and lead his peers in solving social challenges facing Arizona youth. Governor Ducey’s ... Read More »

Jump Back 2 School 2017

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It takes a village to raise a child.For several months, local organizations have been meeting monthly to help plan for the Jump Back 2 School event. It is an opportunity for local organizations and community leaders to work in collaboration to host an event to help local families in need. It is estimated that the average family spends approximately $400.00 ... Read More »

Luminaria Home Care

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Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization also known as Luminaria Home Care. This nonprofit organization has been serving Santa Cruz County for over 12 years. Their mission is to demonstrate kindness, do justice and serve those in need. Luminaria Home Care provides an array of quality care services to seniors and individuals with disabilities, so ... Read More »

People that”echo”-Linda Manjarrez

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For the month of August, Border Eco selected for their people that “echo” piece Linda Manjarrez. She is the regional program director for Luminaria Home Care Services.  Mrs.Manjarrez has been working with Lutheran Social Services for more than 10 years.She is a college graduate with an Associates Degree in Business. Linda has over 21 years of extensive experience working in ... Read More »

“Music and Miracles” Concert to Benefit Children

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Nogales native Evan Kory is once again bringing some of his professional friends to perform a beautiful program of operatic arias, lieder, folk music, and solo piano works. “Music and Miracles is the kick-off fundraising event for St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic’s Annual Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip Mission. Life-changing surgeries are performed at Hospital CIMA in Hermosillo, Mexico by doctors from Children’s ... Read More »

Southern Arizona Autism Association

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The Southern Arizona Autism Association is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization providing autism awareness in Santa Cruz County. They advocate for families and children living with autism. Their main goal is to provide awareness throughout Santa Cruz County through education and training. The organization formed in 2013. They currently serve 200 families throughout Southern Arizona and Sonora Mexico. They offer an array of programs including a support group for parents of children and young adults with special needs. The programs they offer ... Read More »

People that “echo”- Michelle Rene Jacquez

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This month’s people that “echo” in Santa Cruz County choice is an individual who has dedicated herself to advocating for children and adults with autism. Michelle Rene Jacquez is president of the Southern Arizona Autism Association. She was born in Tucson, Arizona but raised in Nogales, Arizona. She is currently a parent leader for the Raising Special Kids Organization, and head of the Special Olympics AZ Adults Association. “I am blessed. I have a child with high-functioning autism who has taught me a lot about ... Read More »

1st Edition of the “TARDES DE VERACRUZ”

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The General Consulate of Mexico, the Arts and Cultural Committee of Nogales, Arizona, Bowman Senior Residences, Nogales Community Development, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz County and Kory Mercantile, hosted a successful first edition of the “Evenings of Veracruz “At Bowman Senior Residences. Since April 24th, an enthusiastic group of 10 members of the community took danzón classes, which ... Read More »

2nd Annual Pharm Camp

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Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, Alfredo Velásquez and the Healthy Students Grant sponsored the second annual Pharm Camp for county 7th and 8th grade students who want to pursue a career in the fields of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. This camp was held June 19th through the 22nd, and was housed at the Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College. The ... Read More »

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