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“Empowering through Education”

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The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office has an important function within our county. Their main role within our county is to serve as a fiscal agent to all school districts in Santa Cruz County, as well as a liaison to the Arizona Department of Education. Their main responsibility includes budget assistance, auditing and approving payments of payroll and expense ... Read More »

U of A Doctoral Candidates Visit Lincoln Elementary

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On January 10th Lincoln Elementary welcomed a group of doctoral candidates from the University of Arizona at their school. The group consisted of twelve doctoral candidates and three professors that were greeted at the school entrance by the school STUCO Officers, along with their guides (Ms. Mayra Garcia and Mr. Carlson). Mr. Velásquez, School Superintendent, Mr. Young, Chief Deputy, and ... Read More »

Little Red School Celebrating 95 Years

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On Friday, December 30th at 12:00 p.m. Little Red School hosted a lunch Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to inaugurate their new K-5 Playground and celebrate 95 years. The Little Red School playground was made possible through a grant that Kathy Romero, School Principal applied for early in the fall that paid for 50% of the equipment. It was approved by three ... Read More »

People that “Echo”-Chris Young

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There is a new rising star in our community Chris Young. He is currently working at the Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office as a chief deputy. Mr. Young started working for the Santa on October 31, 2016.  “The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office led by Mr. Alfredo I. Velásquez, plays an important role in the success of education within our ... Read More »

Ambos Nogales Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Opens A Satellite Office

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On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on 337 W. Mariposa rd. Nogales, Arizona the Ambos Nogales Hispanic Chamber of Commerce officially opened its doors to the public. The event was well attended by government officials from ambos Nogales. The Governor of Arizona, Honorary Doug Ducey honored them with his presence for the ribbon cutting along with Lea Márquez ... Read More »

2nd Annual Nogales Toy Run

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On Saturday, December 17th, 2016 Circles of Peace, ADDYCT, and Maxima 99, and Arizona Lifeline hosted a toy run at the Teyechea Park at City Hall from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The event was a fun-filled event for the whole family. Children and their parents had an opportunity to meet Santa Claus, listen to Christmas music, enjoy free hot dogs, hot ... Read More »

The Giving Turtle Program

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The Giving Turtle Program is a collaborative program from the Exchange Club of Santa Cruz. The program provided 619 Christmas gifts to children in need from Santa Cruz County. The participating agencies were SACASA, Su Voz Vale, Victim Services, Our House Shelter, Pinal Hispanic, AZCA, Community Health Associates, Team Anonymous, Resource Centers from Nogales, Patagonia, and Rio Rico, Coronado School ... Read More »

IME-BECAS Scholarship Program

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On Tuesday, November 29th,2016 Cochise College and the Nogales Mexican Consulate hosted the IME-BECAS Scholarship Program at 12:15 p.m. at Cochise College. The IME-BECAS scholarship program began helping out local students in Santa Cruz County since 2005. In 2011, IME-BECAS Scholarship Program partnered with Cochise College to offer scholarships to students planning on attending the college. For several years now this ... Read More »

People that “Echo”-Mary Darling

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This New Year we are proud to introduce our People that “Echo” Mary Darling. She is a community leader working hard to make a difference in Santa Cruz County. Mary moved to Nogales in 1997. She has been a Santa Cruz County resident for 19 years. She is originally from Chicago. She moved from Chicago to Tucson to attend the ... Read More »

Creo Project Recognized Across Arizona

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The CREO Project is in its 3rd year of funding. It is a program funded for 4 years through the US Department of Labor. The CREO project includes the MetroMatematicass Program and Career Readiness Program. The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office was recently awarded a Summit Award and Merit Award at the 2016 Arizona Association of Counties Conference for their ... Read More »

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