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The 6th Nogales Bicycle Classic

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The 6th Nogales Bicycle Classic took place on Saturday, March 25th in beautiful Santa Cruz County. It was the most scenic ride in Arizona. This very safe and well organized event started in historic Nogales and took riders through Rio Rico, Patagonia, and Sonoita.  This year the event hosted a variety of family activities at the finish line, such as, ... Read More »

Strengthening Families Program

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On February 23rd, 2017, the Strengthening Families Program held its second cohort graduation. The Strengthening Families Program, also known as SFP, is funded through a grant given through the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family. This 14-week program takes ten families through sessions intended to strengthen the family unit through learning communication skills, coping skills and overall healthy family ... Read More »

Art in the Park Call for Entries at Tumacácori

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Over the course of National Park Week, from April 14 through April 23, 2017, Tumacácori will celebrate artistic expression of all kinds with an exhibition on display in the breezeway of its historic visitor center. “Art and national parks have always had a close relationship,” says Superintendent Bob Love, “A celebration of art in all its many forms is a ... Read More »

Tumacácori O’odham Tash

Rhonda Wilson, O'odham basket weaver demonstrating at Tumacácori

Tumacácori National Historical Park protects the ruins of a Spanish colonial mission to the native O’odham people. It is the O’odham residents of this community who formed and laid the bricks of the church, tilled the fields, and wrangled the mission livestock. Their culture and traditions live on today, focused in the lands of the Tohono O’odham nation. On March ... Read More »

“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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Nuestra Casa/Our House

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Nuestra Casa/Our House is a program provided by Catholic Community Services in Southeastern Arizona non-profit organization. It is a program here in Santa Cruz County that provides a safe haven to victims of physical, economic, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. Their primary purpose here in the community is to maintain and strengthen the family in crisis through support and education. Services ... Read More »

Su Voz Vale-Your Voice Matters

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“Su Voz Vale” your voice matters is a non-profit organization here in Santa Cruz County dedicated to working with individuals who are victims of sexual and domestic abuse. Su Voz Vale is currently under the umbrella of CODAC Behavioral Health Services. Su Voz Vale is a crisis intervention, and advocacy program. It provides support, and information to victims of sexual ... Read More »

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