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Girl Scouts take community around the world

Local Girl Scouts show off their traditional Japanese garments called Kimonos at the 2013 World Thinking Day.

Girl Scout troops of Santa Cruz County (SCC) celebrated World Thinking Day 2013 on February 23, 2013 at Desert Shadows Middle School. World Thinking Day gives the girl scouts a chance to celebrate international friendships and remind them that the Girl Scouts is a global community. Many local troops participated in the event this year, which treated the community to ... Read More »

First Things First Celebrates the Young Child Event

Pictured above are children that benefited and participated from the 2012 event. This year's event is open to the public and hopes to draw families from around Santa Cruz County.

First Things First of Santa Cruz County will be hosting its second annual “Celebrates the Young Child” event this Saturday February 9, 2013. It will be held at the Americana Hotel from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is open to children birth to 5 years old and their families and will include: Practical parenting tips; importance of play ... Read More »

Helping families prepare for Kindergarten


Opinion by Debbie Curley/ Program Director, Family Resource Centers UA Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County The purpose of the Family Resource Center program is to help families prepare for Kindergarten. I personally do this work because I understand that when students start school behind they have a hard time catching up. And we want to increase the number of kids ... Read More »

Nogales Family Resource Center Grand Opening Celebration

Nogales Family Resource Center Team

Photo by Border Eco. From left to right: Veronica Padilla, Site Coordinator, Nogales Family Resource Center; Yara Sanchez, Nogales Family Resource Center; Dr. John Utne, Student Services Director, Nogales Unified School District; Debbie Curley, Family Resource Center Program Director, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County; Darcy Dixon, County Director, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County; Dora ... Read More »

Nogales Community Food Bank to Join Hunger Walk 2012 on September 29th

Hunger Walk

Hunger Walk Brochure (2) Nogales, Arizona: Join the Nogales Community Food Bank’s Hunger Walk 2012 on September 29 th to help make a difference in the fight against hunger in Southern Arizona. The walk will start and finish at the Pierson Vocational High School, 451 N. Arroyo Boulevard, Nogales, AZ 85621. The Nogales event is part of the Community Food ... Read More »

JBTS is getting ready to launch

Arthur Espinoza, Chairman of the Board for Jump Back to School

Arthur Espinoza, Chairman of the Board for Jump Back to School Thanks to Safeway Inc. and many other organizations and businesses Santa Cruz County Community will be sponsoring their first annual Jump Back to School fair on July 21, 2012 at the Nogales High School, Ray Molera Gymnasium. This fair is organized to help those parents who cannot afford buying ... Read More »

Latino Teacher Awards Program Now accepting nominations

CONTRIBUTED Phoenix — Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) is excited to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 14th Annual Esperanza Latino Teacher Awards presented by Cox Communications and SRP in collaboration with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Over the past 13 years, CPLC has recognized more than 100 outstanding Latino educators who have met the ... Read More »

CPLC to Honor Two Remarkable Hispanic Families for their Contributions to Southern Arizona

Wisdom Family

The García Family of Tucson and the Wisdom Family of Tumacácori will be recognized as Southern Arizona’s legacy families Tucson, AZ — Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) is paying tribute to two outstanding Hispanic families whose leadership and service have positively impacted Southern Arizona communities: The García Family of Tucson and the Wisdom Family of Tumacácori. The celebration will ... Read More »

Rio Rico Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month

Penny Nelson, Director of Sales of Holiday Inn Express and Rio Rico Chamber of Commerce President, Dean Davis

The Holiday Inn Express in Nogales, Arizona recently completed a one year, multi-million dollar full property renovation including a complete exterior renovation, lobby and common area upgrade, full guest room and bathroom upgrades and renovation, landscaping and parking lot beautification. The Holiday Inn Express opened it’s doors in 2001 and was warmly recieved by the community. The hotel was a ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County Community Network Information Fair


The CASA Program, Cenpatico and various other community organizations, health providers, behavioral health service providers, and government agencies participated this past Friday, May 11 in a community event that provided information to the community on how to access and apply for these services. The event was held out side the side walk of Nogales Walmart Super-Center. Read More »

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