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The Elephant in the Room

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

People that “Echo” Linda Rushton

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This month’s people that “echo” in Santa Cruz County is Linda Rushton. She has been living in Nogales for 7 years in November. She is the founder and chair of the non-profit organization Santa Cruz Nature & Heritage and the Santa Cruz International Film Festival. “Nogales is one of the most important cities in our state. It is a safe ... Read More »

Calabasas School Kicks Off Governor’s Office Healthy Families/Healthy Youth Pilot Program

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Calabasas School is embarking on a new project this year! It is being sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Youth Faith and Family in conjunction with the Office of the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, Alfredo I. Velásquez. The goal of the program is to prevent drug abuse and addiction through education and training. Both Calabasas School and county staff ... Read More »

Del Golfo al Pacifico/Photographic Exhibit

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The General Consulate of Mexico in Nogales, El Colegio de la Frontera, Cochise College-Santa Cruz Center and the Cultural Arts Committee of Nogales held a ceremony on Thursday, September 1,2016 at 3:00 p.m. The inauguration ceremony was well attended by community members. Those in attendance had an opportunity to enjoy the photographic exhibit. The exhibit was meant to bring awareness ... Read More »

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