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48th Annual Convention and Golf Tournament


The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas hosted their 48th Annual Convention and Golf Tournament at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa in Tubac, Arizona on November 3-5. The convention kicked off on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. The morning session focused on “Food Safety.” It also included an inspirational talk from DeDe Murcer Moffett, speaker/author of the ... Read More »

AADYCT-Community Partner


The AADYCT Youth Group was invited to participate in the Voices & Visions Across the Borderlands Festival on November 2-6, 2016 by Dr. Jana Rivers-Norton. The group was invited to paint a mural on one of the walls at Cochise College. The group was provided with all the art supplies and space needed to paint. Over the course of 3 ... Read More »

Power of One Conference


October is always a busy month for the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office as they host a variety of events on promoting domestic violence awareness. Events included peace walks, intimate ceremonies, and social gatherings. The main goal is to help reduce the number of domestic violence cases in Santa Cruz County through prevention and education. Today, community organizations in the ... Read More »

The Elephant in the Room


The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office was recently invited to the state capitol to participate in the 2nd Annual Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family in Phoenix, Arizona on October 24th. The event was hosted by the governor’s office as part of their Red Ribbon Week. The theme of the event  “The Elephant in the Room” was introduced by ... Read More »

First Things First- Investing in Children and Families


First Things First partners with families and communities through supporting parents in their role as the child’s first teachers, child care organizations, preventive and educational programs. First Things First is an organization truly dedicated to investing in children and families in Santa Cruz County. Their mission is to create family-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and high-quality early childhood systems that supports child’s ... Read More »

People that “Echo”-Francisco Padilla


Our pick for this month’s People that “Echo” is Francisco Padilla from First Things First. He is an individual dedicated to public service. Francisco Padilla serves as the Regional Director for the Santa Cruz Regional Partnership Council. He has been working in the field of early education for 4 years. First Things First is a statewide initiative dedicated to to ... Read More »

What It Means to Be a State Representative


Member of the Arizona House of Representatives are elected to two-year terms with a term limit of four consecutive terms.  Each of our State’s 30 legislative districts elects two representatives.  State Representatives bring with them a variety of experiences; there is no formal education or professional experience requirements. A State Representative will spend most their time on passing bills into ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Official Proclamation March of Peace & Candlelight Vigil


The office of the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office and Victims Services Division hosted their Annual Domestic Violence Official Proclamation March of Peace & Candlelight Vigil in memory of victims of domestic violence who lost their lives, and honor survivors. The goal was to bring community awareness. It was held on Monday, October 3rd at 5:30 p.m. the Santa Cruz ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County International Film Festival


The Santa Cruz County International Film Festival originated from the Santa Cruz Nature and Heritage, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) a non-profit organization in Santa Cruz County for 6 years.The Santa Cruz County International Film Festival started from a simple conversation between  film enthusiastics,  sparking the idea to educate tourists and community members on the  history of film making  in Santa ... Read More »

Arizona@Work Offering Innovative Workforce Solutions for Santa Cruz County


Arizona@Work offering Innovative Workforce Solutions for Santa Cruz County through their 3rd Annual Santa Cruz Job Fair and Community Expo was held at the Nogales High School Ray Molera Gymnasium on Wednesday, October 12th from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This annual event helps dislocated workers, and new career job seekers connect with local employers. This year more than 100 employers were ... Read More »

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