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Santa Cruz Provisional College


Higher education services started in Santa Cruz County in the late 1970‘s and 1980‘s with courses being taught at local high schools and community centers. The-Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College District was established in 2010.The Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College District originally held classes in the Historic County Courthouse and moved into the Santa Cruz Center on Grand ... Read More »

People that”echo”-Stella Perez


This month’s people that “echo’ choice is Stella Perez. A native of Tucson, Arizona, and, a first-generation college student, Dr. Perez earned a Bachelor of Science degree, from the Eller College of Business, at the University of Arizona. She graduated cum laude, with a Masters of Arts in Education Technology from Northern Arizona University, AZ and holds a Ph.D. ... Read More »

Helping Families Succeed!


Parents at one point or another understand how challenging it is to raise a child today. Raising a child is simply hard work, it requires tons of love, energy, consistency, and patience. We all agree that being a parent is tough. Parenting a child with special needs brings even more challenges. Organizations like the Santa Cruz Parent Love Connection is ... Read More »

Teacher of the Year Awards 2017


The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office and the Nogales Rotary Club held their 10th Annual Teacher of the Year Awards at the Quality Hotel Americana on Friday, August 11, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. The event’s theme this year were black and white, which were displayed on the tables and ballroom decor. The black and white themed event not only recognizes ... Read More »

Rio Rico School Blitz 2017


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


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


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


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


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


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 »

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